Meet the 2018 KPHI TV Interns

This summer the KPHI TV crew is joined by Caroline Kolakoski and Jordan Overton!

Caroline is a senior at the University of South Alabama studying operational meteorology while also talking classes in broadcast meteorology. She is currently conducting research on correlating atmospheric instability parameters with sea breeze-driven convection. Caroline is part of the Hollings class of 2017 and excited to be a part of the KPHI TV team.


Jordan is a senior at the University of Oklahoma studying meteorology with minors in both mathematics and broadcast meteorology. Jordan is the President of OU Student Chapter of the AMS/NWA, the Senior Weather Producer for OU Nightly, OU’s Student run TV Broadcast, and also serves as a student media assistant for the School of Meteorology at OU. He hopes to pursue a career in TV Broadcasting when he graduates.

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Countdown to Week 1

June 4, 2018 will kick off our first of three weeks of the Probabilistic Hazard Information (PHI) Broadcaster experiment in NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed. Two broadcast meteorologists will come each week and try to use probabilistic information on air and in social media posts. This year, one of our researchers includes a NOAA Hollings Scholar.

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We’re Going Green…

We’re always making technological strides here at KPHI TV!  This year we’ve upgraded to a green screen setup, including lights, camera and lapel microphones.  Different from past years, we’ll be recruiting two broadcast meteorologists per week (versus one).  The two meteorologists will work in tandem in this new studio space to cover hazardous weather events using NSSL’s experimental PHI product in a research environment.


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Welcome to KPHI TV!

Welcome to KPHI TV, the fictitious news station affiliated with Probabilistic Hazard Information (PHI) project in NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed.

You’ll notice our OWL Logo prominently displayed.  Many people ask “Why is an owl your logo?” Well, KPHI TV is located within the Oklahoma Weather Lab (OWL) in the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma.  The colorful plumage of our OWL logo is comprised of PHI…the plumes which are the core of our experiment and the future of the National Weather Service severe weather warning paradigm.  PHI is part of NSSL’s overall FACETS initiative.  Learn more about FACETS here:


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