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A GUIDEFORUNDERSTANDING YOURWEATHER
SECTION 14Introduction to BasicWeather Understanding
6Layers of the Atmosphere7Water Cycle9Basic Air Pressure
SECTION 212Weather Patterns
SECTION 332Why the Wind Blows
33High/Low Pressure36Air Density37Tornadoes41Hurricanes
SECTION 448Severe Weather Alerts
49Local Geography50Safety Procedures52Watches and Warnings
SECTION 554Weather Terminology
A recipient of numerous awards andhonors including twoEmmys and theSilver Circle Awardby the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, HeartlandDivision, Gary England is Oklahoma'stop rated television meteorologist.Gary is a graduate of the Universityof Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics andmeteorology. He is an internationallyrecognized authority in severe weatherand holds the distinction of being theperson who implemented withEnterprise Electronics, the world'sfirst commercial Doppler radar. In1981, Gary became the first person inhistory to use Doppler radar for directwarnings to the public. The author of four books and the subject of another,Gary is also a popular public speaker.Besides appearing in the StevenSpielberg movie, "TWISTER," he hasbecome a much sought after consultantfor weather specials produced byinternational channels from all areas of the globe. Of special distinction in2006 was his being asked to be a leadspeaker for the dedication of the newNational Weather Center in Norman,OK. Additionally and in conjunctionwith the Oklahoma Centennialcelebration in 2007, Gary wasimmortalized by the sculpting of hisbust which honored ‘100 Heroes andOutlaws' of Oklahomarepute during thestate's first 100 years.