Did you know that the Navajo Nation is the size of West Virginia, and encompasses 27,000 square miles, extending into the States of Arizona, New Mexico, & Utah? More than 250,000 people live within the Navajo Nation’s borders, and it is the job of NOAA’s National Weather Service to help protect their lives and property through accurate forecasts and warnings. Tony Merriman, a Warning Coordination Meteorologist with NOAA, and Doug Watchman, an emergency services liaison for the Navajo Nation, will join us to share information about this beautiful and complex landscape, where language, culture and infrastructure all influence the way NOAA fulfills its mission. (Recorded on May 19, 2021)
Tony Merriman of NOAA’s National Weather Service in Flagstaff, AZ and Doug Watchman, Navajo Nation Department of Emergency Management in Window Rock, AZ
**American Sign Language was provided live via a video remote interpreter during the webinar.