Friday, March 14, 2008
Welcome to the Weather FX Blog
Spring to me always signifies the start of something new and fresh, a time to get outdoors after my winter hibernation (I’ve lived in the southeast US too long as the winters here are hardly severe…), so what better time to launch our new show "Weather FX"! Plus, as host of the first show, I was going to be filming outdoors – well, I’m not daft…

First we had to decide our main theme for show one – and believe me, with so many major weather events taking place regularly around the world, it wasn’t an easy decision, but we agreed on La Nina as this particular phenomenon is currently affecting millions of people all around the globe.

La Nina, which comes from the Spanish meaning ‘the little girl’, is very simply, unusually cold ocean temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean – the effects of La Nina are however, anything but simple and that is what we explain in this first show.

Of course we don’t stop there! Ever fancied a behind the scenes tour of exactly what we do at the World Weather Center? Well this first show takes you on that tour, no tickets to buy, no bus to board, but all from the comfort of your armchair …

Then we come to you – weather affects each and every one of us every single day and so our new show simply wouldn’t be complete without hearing from you, so every month we will be answering your weather questions and showing a selection of your iReport pictures and video. Of course we use your input on a regular daily basis, but in the show it’ll be the best of the best! So keep them coming!

And it doesn’t stop there, but I think I should……don’t want to give it all away before you’ve tuned in to watch…..every month we’ll have a new topic and give you an in depth look, but that’s for another time.

Well, in typical Atlanta weather fashion, today is chilly and cloudy after a gloriously hot, sunny day yesterday – when we were out filming….well, I’m not a weather forecaster for nothing…….

-- From CNN International Weather Anchor, Jenny Harrison

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The CNNI Weather Team is on call every hour of every day to make sure viewers have the weather information they need. Weather FX goes beyond the average weather segment for an in-depth look at what causes weather phenomena around the world. From hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons to devastating droughts and sandstorms, weather affects all of our lives. Weather FX is an exchange of ideas involving the viewer through iReports and Q&As with viewers. Join the CNN Weather Team as they show you how the world is connected by the effects of weather.
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