This week is Navy week and 22News spoke to a naval weather forecaster about how they forecast the weather.
They’re called Aerographer’s Mates and they’re in charge of forecasting the weather for the Navy.
An Aerographer’s Mate is trained in the science of meteorology and oceanography and they put out forecasts for the naval fleets all across the world.
Chief Arerographer’s Mate Jeff Parris was at the Big E as part of Navy week, and he told 22News they never stop forecasting, “24 hours a days, 365 days a year we’re forecasting for the fleet around the world.”
He continued to say, “We have two main forecasting centers, one in San Diego and one in Norfolk providing about 60,000 forecasts a year for our ships and sailors abroad.”
The Navy also has a Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Peal Harbor, Hawaii that is responsible for providing hurricane and typhoon forecasts for ships in the Pacific.
Chief Aerographer’s Mate Jeff Parris was at the Big E as part of Navy week.
It was very interesting finding out how the Navy goes about forecasting the weather.