Erin Houchin, SE Indiana Regional Director for Senator Dan Coats, visited the NWS Louisville office on February 12, 2013. Mrs. Houchin was briefed on the history of the NWS and its current efforts to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Southern Indiana and Central Kentucky. During her visit, NWS staff demonstrated methods for monitoring and forecasting the weather as well as issuing severe weather warnings. Before leaving, Mrs. Houchin had the opportunity to test her own warning skills by issuing a practice Tornado Warning.
Meteorologist Kevin Deitsch demonstrates the process for issuing aviation and fire weather forecasts.
Meteorologist Linda Gilbert shows Erin Houchin how the NWS monitors Facebook and Twitter to obtain real-time weather information from the public.