Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Review of "Warnings"
Reviewed by Bob Walch
Meteorologist Mike Smith explains how weather science has improved in recent decades to the point where thousands of lives have been saved and billions of dollars in damages have been avoided by savvy meteorologists.
'Meteorology took its first tentative steps at tornado and hurricane warnings a little more than fifty years ago,' writes Smith. 'From that inauspicious beginning involving spare World War II leftovers we have developed an effective and highly cost-effective system that saves lives, and dollars, nearly every week.'
This informative and very entertaining narrative investigates some of the country's most devastating storms over the past fifty years. In looking to the past, the author shows the effort that went into eventually creating the national severe weather warning system.
Thank you, Bob. The entire review is here. More reviews at Amazon, here.