While schools were calling off classes and businesses letting people off early or calling off work altogether, meteorologists were going to work as normal.
At WeatherData, all of our meteorologists reported to work in spite of the blizzard swirling outside. I checked with Dick Elder, the meteorologist-in-charge of the Wichita National Weather Service, and all of his team reported for work, too. I’m sure that was the case at every other weather office in the affected area.
The U.S. Postal Service may say,
we had no mail delivery at my house yesterday.
But meteorologists braved the storm and went about their lifesaving business.