Gary England's Weather Observations
Gary England is a well known and trusted name in Oklahoma meteorology, joining the University of Oklahoma in 2015 as Consulting Meteorologist-in-Residence. In this occasional series, he adds insight into Oklahoma's often-extreme weather.
Over his 41-year career with Oklahoma City television station KWTV, England was known for keeping Oklahomans advised during severe weather events including tornado outbreaks. England became internationally noted for pioneering innovations in weather technology and systems that are now common tools in the world of severe weather coverage, including first acquisition and application of commercial Doppler radar, the storm time of arrival warning system, corner screen warning maps and cellular still picture/video transmission. With the company Enterprise Electronics, he implemented the world’s first commercial Doppler weather radar in 1981, becoming the first person in history to use Doppler radar for direct warnings to the public.