Final Day at the American Meteorological Society Conference

Final Day at the American Meteorological Society Conference
Posted at 8:10 PM, Jan 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-25 15:55:12-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Forecaster Melanie Steinberg's final day at the American Meteorological Society Conference has come and gone and she's bringing you all details.

She attended one session called, "Media and Outreach Activities and Networks in Europe".

A representative from the European Meteorological Society gave a presentation about what broadcasting is like in Europe and how different it is here in the United States.

For example, in Europe they never cut into programming on the T.V. or radio if bad weather is going on. There is also less model data shown on air, and weather is independent of the actual newscast.

Broadcasters in Europe get approximately 2 to 3 minutes in between commercials and apparently broadcasters in the U.S. speak a lot faster here and move on screen more than compared to those in Europe.

Forecaster Melanie Steinberg will be bringing updates from the conference all week. Follow her Twitter @msteinbergwx. She'll also be bringing updates to WTXL's Facebook page

An updated feed of her Twitter is below: