A kitchen is full of useful tools, each with a purpose. When a kitchen has all the right mix of tools, you can make really good food. The same goes for weather teams. It’s not just about being the best broadcast meteorologist. You’ll find that you are at your best when you are surrounded by a team of other mets who all excel at something a little different.
It’s tough to find that chemistry when weather teams keep changing. Mets will sign on for two or three years and be on to the next bigger market. I’ve been fortunate to have very little turnover at my station. Four of us have been there now for fifteen years or longer. Our fifth met is going into his third year, and I’ve got a feeling he plans to stick around. In that time we’ve been able to play to each of our own strengths. It not only makes us better as a team, but also makes us a lot happier allowing us to do what we genuinely like to do. It’s nice to be on a team with high morale and zero drama.
Here are the tools in our kitchen. See if any sound familiar to you or your team: Continue reading