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Dr Greg Forbes

May 25th, 2011

2011 has been one of the most dangerous severe weather years in recent history, with over 400 fatalities to date and massive damage between the Southeast’s tornado outbreak in late April to the current spate of tornadoes that are devastating parts of the Midwest this week.

Dr. Greg Forbes, severe weather expert at The Weather Channel, offers his top 10 suggestions for keeping you and your family safe in the event of a tornado watch or warning:

  1. If you are in a manufactured (mobile) home, leave immediately and take shelter elsewhere.
  2. If you are in a frame house, seek shelter in the lowest level of your home (basement or storm cellar). If there is no basement, go to an inner hallway, a smaller inner room, or a closet. Keep away from all windows.
  3. You can cushion yourself with a mattress, but do not use it to cover yourself. Do cover your head and eyes with a blanket or jacket to protect against flying debris and broken glass. Don’t waste time moving mattresses around.
  4. Make sure you have a portable radio, preferably a NOAA weather radio for information, and your cell phone with you to be able to call 911 in the event you are trapped.
  5. Don’t try to leave a STURDY building (but do leave a mobile home) to “escape” a tornado. Multiple tornadoes can emerge from the same storm, so do not go out until the storm has passed.
  6. Keep your pet on a leash or in a carrier.
  7. If you are outside, try to get inside and seek a small protected space with no windows. Avoid large-span roof areas such as school gymnasiums, arenas, or shopping malls, and again, do not seek shelter in mobile homes.
  8. If you cannot get inside a sturdy building, lie flat, face down in a ditch or low-lying area and cover your head and neck with your arms or a piece of clothing.
  9. While driving: If the tornado is at a distance, stop and let it pass or try to drive away from it if time and roads permit. If it’s behind you, don’t try to outrun it. If flying debris occurs while you are driving, pull over and park. Now you have the following options: Stay in the car with the seat belt on, and put your head down below the windows, covering with your hands and a blanket if possible. Or, if you can safely get noticeably lower than the level of the roadway, exit your car and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands.
  10. Once you are in a safe location, call or text family members to make sure they seek shelter immediately.

For more severe weather safety tips, go to http://www.weather.com/ready/

from:  http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-weather-channels-severe-weather-expert-dr-greg-forbes-provides-top-10-ways-to-stay-safe-in-a-tornado-122615573.html

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Our
severe weather expert at The Weather Channel. He reports on dangerous
thunderstorm weather hazards such as tornadoes, damaging winds, floods and more.

My Hometown

Latrobe, PA

Education

B.S. in Meteorology,Pennsylvania State
University
M.S. and Ph.D., University of Chicago
Studied under Dr. T.
Theodore Fujita

Interests & Hobbies

In the 1999-2000 winter severe weather
‘off-season’ I was the forecaster in Sweden for a NASA project to measure the
North Polar ozone hole. I did collaborative research and consulting with the
National Weather Service in the United States and with the national weather
services in South Africa, Spain, and the Netherlands, where I watched a small
tornado go through my back yard. I also spent three summers performing studies
to improve lightning forecasting at the Kennedy Space Center.

Why did you choose Meteorology?

I developed an interest in the weather in
7th grade. My class studied a module on meteorology.

Awards & Accreditations

Co-authored and co-edited Natural and
Technological Disasters
and Images in Weather Forecasting

from:  http://www.weather.com/tv/personalities/Dr-Greg-Forbes.html

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Gregory S. Forbes was born in 1950 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_S._Forbes

using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Gregory S. Forbes

7957697 1 669251           80

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 80 = Dealing with the aftermath.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Gregory S. Forbes

7           1          1

his true character and how he obtains his heart’s desire both = GS = 71 = Professional.  Quality work.  Good work.  Profession.  Vocation.  Merit.  Quality.  Excellence.  Inspiring work.  Impressive.  Doing a good job.  Quality is job 1.  A job well done.  Good at what you do.

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My Hometown

White River Junction, VT

Education

B.S. in Meteorology, Lyndon State College

Interests & Hobbies

Skiing, playing softball and golf.  I enjoy landscaping and have a fine collection of Japanese Maples. I enjoy spending time with my two children.
As for my musical interests, I really like Sinatra.  Other favorites include, Rat Pack, Jimmy Buffet, Darius Rucker, Hootie and the Blowfish, Sting, Nickleback, Daughtry, The Cure, New Order, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Journey, Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry and Jeffrey Steele.

Awards & Accreditations

National Weather Association
American Meteorological Society
AMS Seal of Approval
American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet member

What would you like to know about  Jim Cantore?

Q: When you are not at work, what do you enjoy doing?

A: I love to plant things and be active outdoors with competitive sports or leisurely golf or hiking.

Q: What are your favorite vacation spots?

A: Love the ski resorts out west.  Haven’t taken the dream trip to Italy yet but if I do I may never come back.

Q: What is one fact people may be surprised to know about you?

A: I like country music.

Q: Have you ever seen or experienced a tornado?  If so, tell us about it.

A: Yes first one in Harper county KS.  It would have been very destructive had it hit a town but this one spun peacefully in a wheat field and even at 3 miles away you couldn’t even hear it.

Q: What fascinates you most about the weather?

A: It’s NEVER the same.

from:  http://www.weather.com/tv/personalities/Jim-Cantore.html

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James M. Cantore was born on February 16th, 1964 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Cantore

February 16th, 1964

2 + 16 +1+9+6+4 = 38 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Take care.

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February 16th, 1964

16 +1+9+6+4 = 36 = his “secret” number = Working hard and being responsible for himself.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Jim Cantore

194 3152695     45

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 45 = Intense.  Focused.  Hard working.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9
James M. Cantore

JMC
143

his true character = JM = 14 = Appealing.

his salvation number = MC = 43 = Entertainer.  Entertaining.  Having fun.  Friends.

his primary need = J+M+C = 1+4+3 = 8 = Discipline.  Grounded.  Practical.  Pragmatic.  Strength.  Power.  Control.  Business.  Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.  Business sense.  Foundation.  Structure.  Solid.  Sturdy.

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