to StormFacts.net, a factual Web resource guide to storms in the
AtlanticBasin. The site was created in the
summer of 2008 as an independent study/Web design project at the Department of Communication at the
Undergraduate student JJ Paolino designed the website; adviser and instructor Donovan
Myrie oversaw the design and supplied the content.
grew from an idea as a resource for journalists covering hurricanes and
tropical storms; it is laid out in such a fashion easily and quickly navigated
by either computer or cell phone (hence the lack of drop down menus and the
absence of graphics). A journalist or meteorologist in a newsroom or in the
field can have uncomplicated and direct access to important information.
idea for StormFacts.net came about during coverage of storms in the 2005
hurricane season. As a freelance field producer for NBC News Channel, Donovan
Myrie found himself constantly gathering facts and tidbits to help reporters better
understand and accurately cover storms. As the notes grew in number, Myrie had
the idea to digitize his efforts for easier dissemination.
few words of thanks for some folks who are helping put this together: in
September of 2008, preliminary content was uploaded to the site for review by a
number of meteorologists and reporters around the
you’ve stumbled across the page, we hope you enjoy reading the content and
watching it grow from an idea and a hodgepodge of info to a well organized and
highly useful Web resource. If you have any suggestions, please let us know via
the contact us page.