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Top 5 Videos — 2019 Into 2020

Our top 5 Videos of the Week showcase some of the best captures as we transitioned into 2020. 

One of the final videos of the decade gained the attention of tens of thousands of people on our Facebook alone!

An impressive roll cloud was caught on camera as it loomed over Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio!  You can even see Cedar Point, a popular amusement park, off in the distance!

We also “rolled” into 2020 with monster tumbleweeds!  Strong winds piled them up and covered roads in Southern Washington, leading to closures for 10 hours!

A powerful winter storm pushed through Wyoming on New Years Day, creating a terrifying moment on the highway in Cheyenne!  Dangerous winds whipped a semi across the interstate, as it narrowly missed colliding with a State Trooper’s vehicle!

DID YOU KNOW — Not all avalanches are bad! Our next Top 5 event was planned in the Wasatch Mountains in Utah.  These avalanches are triggered by authorities to help clear buildups of snow on the slopes!

And finally, record setting rain across the southeast triggered flash flooding in parts of Louisiana.  Our own field correspondents showed us the areas hardest hit with at least 4-5” within just a few days!

Think you can top these Top 5?  Be sure to send us your best weather videos!  Find us on social media @WeatherNation to share.


About the author
Meredith is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist as designated by the American Meteorological Society.  She was born and raised in Cleveland but has worked from coast to coast covering almost every type of weather.  Meredith is a weather, space, and STEM journalist and has been live out in the field during destructive tropical storms on the Gulf Coast of Florida, raging wildfires in Southern Cali... Load Morefornia, and covered the wreckage from tornadoes in the Great Plains. In 2009, she reported on the damaging hail storm during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and in 2017, the historic California winter storms that produced record rain totals and devastating flash flooding.  Prior to joining WeatherNation, Meredith worked at KEYT/KKFX in Santa Barbara, CA, KOTA-TV in Rapid City, SD, WWSB-TV in Sarasota, FL, and began her career as an intern at WGN-TV in Chicago.  She was Santa Barbara's "Favorite Weathercaster of the Year" in 2016 and the Community Partner of the Year in 2017 for her volunteer work with Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties and awarded with the 2018 Valparaiso University Alumni Association First Decade Achievement Award. Meredith is the current chair of the American Meteorological Society's Station Scientist Committee, which focuses on raising greater awareness & outreach when it comes to science education for viewers.  She's also an accomplished journalist, producing weather and science stories including rocket launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the new GOES-16 satellite and it's impacts on weather forecasting.  Meredith was personally invited by NASA's Johnson Space Center to interview astronauts on the International Space Station and was the only meteorologist in the nation to do an exclusive report accompanying the GOES-West satellite from Colorado to Florida, reporting on and covering it's launch in 2018.  Meredith's also worked on features that took her paragliding along the coast, white water rafting in Northern California, learning to surf in the Pacific Ocean, and how to be an aerial photographer while flying a single engine plane! Say hi on Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn!

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