Storms Covered In Career
Blessed to Cover Some of the Biggest Weather Events in United States History
Founder Vin Crosby as literally made millions of forecasts over his 20 year career so to list them all would be impossible. As with anything experience only makes a difference if you know what you're doing! Vin has been fortunate to work and learn from some of the best and is highly respected among his peers. Here are some of his favorite storms that he covered.
- In 1991 the Halloween Storm the movie "The Perfect Storm" was based on this.
- 1992 Hurricane Andrew hitting south Florida and Louisiana.
- 1993 The Storm of the Century in March. Vin was snowed in and worked two strait shifts in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1995 forecast the floods in the plains along the Mississippi River in spring. Then in fall covered Hurricane Opal as it made landfall in Florida and brought flooding north into the North Carolina mountains.
- 1996 at Kure Beach, North Carolina in the eye of Hurricane Bertha. And at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina in the eye of Hurricane Fran. Was featured nationally on major networks
- 1997 Covered the severe weather in North Carolina in January and again in March
- 1998 Covered major winter storm in North Carolina in January, Forecast the tornadoes in North Carolina, and Covered Hurricane Bonnie in August
- Countless severe weather events through the years for radio and television.
- Accurately forecast the end of the serious drought in the Northwest five months in advance.
- In 2008 Vin warned the Boise Police Department that 50+ mph winds were rapidly approaching a construction crew working with a crane on the interstate. Not only did this tip keep them from harm but saved the lives of residents nearby the construction site. The wind triggered sparks from powerlines igniting one of the biggest fires in Boise History. The fire in minutes raced through eight homes. Because the police were close due to Vin's tip they got to the neighborhood saving many lives. There was one fatality. This event caused Vin to create Weathertext alert system. A free service for anywhere in the U.S. to alert any of impending high winds or dangerous weather conditions nearby.-------------------------------