Wednesday, December 18, 2013
First Person: Snow Day
It has been said that everything in life is timing, and yesterday was a perfect example. The clipper storm that hit our area presented some challenges. It would start during our morning broadcast, and it would race from west to east. The snow wouldn't be widespread when we hit the air at 4:30 AM, so instead of waiting for the storm to come to us, we went to the storm.
The first order of business when I walked in to the shop at 2:15 AM was deciding where to go. We knew it would be west, but exactly where was still undecided. After looking at some maps and remembering visual, but safe locations, we decided on the parking lot of the Columbia Mall at Buckhorn. It's safely out of the traffic flow, yet it gives you a good view of Interstate 80.
I have to level with you. This wasn't the biggest storm, so that left room for a little fun.
There was something else that caught my eye-- the grease dumpster.
Jason and I got through the morning-- nearly a dozen live shots, plus some video for later.
There is something else that only TV geeks will care about. We were able to do a mast down, microwave live shot from Hemlock Township in Columbia County.
AT 12:00 AM