Our own Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons learned a few weather words in sign language today in the Spectrum Studio.

In the above video, we talk with local NOAA meteorologist Trevor Boucher about working at the New Braunfels Weather Service Forecast Office, which kept very busy during recent hurricanes and floods, updating forecasts here at home and acting as a backup for offices impacted directly by the storms.

Last month, Boucher accepted the National Weather Association's "Member of the Year' award for his work with social media.

Boucher talks about using social media to send important weather messages and how those messages could be improved for groups like the hard-of-hearing.