Matthew has always enjoyed studying the weather from a young age. Hurricane Katrina bolstered this interest in the weather which led him to pursue a career in meteorology. After working several years in emergency services, Matthew obtained his B.S. in Meteorology and M.S. in Earth Sciences from UNC Charlotte. His graduate research focused on updating the climatological record of tropical cyclone-induced tornadoes and analyzing their mesoscale environments. He enjoys analyzing complex meteorological data and presenting that data in ways that are easy to understand by all.
“My goal is to utilize meteorological data, both new and existing, more effectively. Understanding a dataset’s strengths and weaknesses, and leveraging that information appropriately, allows us to create tools that better support our customers.”
Chris first realized he wanted to pursue a career in meteorology after his family inadvertently camped through a tropical storm as a child. Since then, he has been intrigued by the weather and its wide-ranging impacts. Chris has previously worked in both the private and public sectors on improving meteorological datasets and developing new data/modeling capabilities. His mission is to create tools that better leverage the strengths and weaknesses of meteorological datasets and allow clients to make decisions with greater confidence.
"Even the most accurate model data isn't of much use unless it's presented well. My goal is to provide clients with useful, well-designed products that may help them plan ahead in an efficient manner."
Jessica began studying meteorology at North Carolina State University in 2009. Having interest in meteorological communication, Jessica heavily considered a broadcast career upon graduation; however, she decided to continue her education at NC State, and completed a Masters in meteorology in 2016. Her graduate research focused on the environmental conditions of cool season severe thunderstorms, as well as improving forecast communication to the general public. She also worked with National Weather Service offices all across the eastern U.S. throughout her 2.5 years as a graduate student. Her main interest now is improving meteorological communication. She is dedicated to producing the best, most efficient products possible for clients, including the incorporation of client suggestions and requests.
"In order to understand a system as complex as the atmosphere, it is important to analyze data from as many resources as possible. My goal is to distribute information to our clients quickly and efficiently from a wide variety of sources."
David has been interested in the weather since he was young, and continues to enjoy learning about a topic that has deep impacts on how people live their everyday lives. He has been formally involved in the field of meteorology since 2006. During this time he has participated in an internship program with the National Weather Service, presented at academic conferences, and published research articles in peer reviewed journals. As part of his research David has worked with many of the models, datasets, and resources that form a core part of our knowledge about the weather. His research experience has taught him that by connecting these resources in new ways, previously undetectable relationships become discernible. He believes that uncovering these relationships deepens our understanding of the atmospheric system as a whole, and provides new tools that allow forecasters to make more accurate predictions.
"A clear and simple presentation of complex meteorological datasets and forecasts is important to those that are ultimately affected by the weather. It is my goal to provide the information clients need in a straightforward manner so that they can make better informed decisions."
Matthew began website design and computer programming at an early age and later combined both talents with his passion for weather. He has worked disseminating forecasts and meteorological data with the Penn State Campus Weather Service and the Pennsylvania State Climatologist. Both of these organizations gave him the opportunity to work closely with clients and to form a better understanding of how to condense complex meteorological data into meaningful information for clients.