*New Users. Meet and Greet Area*

J. Mike Sheard

Enthusiast
May 7, 2019
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Kentucky
Hello, my name is Jaedon or you can just call me J. Mike Sheard, Ive been interested in weather since 2017 and joined the stormtrack discord on March 19th, 2018. Today is my first day on the forum and I will be active and wanting to join in on discussions, so you will see me a lot around here hopefully. My understanding of weather isn't too bad because I have a decent amount of knowledge on the topic, but I hope to build up my understanding further by looking at past forum post and being in the discussion.
 

Lisa M

Enthusiast
May 15, 2019
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Pflugerville, TX
Hi all! I'm Lisa, and I'm from Pflugerville, TX (just north of Austin). I've been interested in severe weather and tornadoes since I was a very little girl growing up in N Central Texas, but I've to date never seen a tornado in person. I've been working so hard the past several months to learn as much as I can about weather and storms in order to get out there and see one myself. I'm on the ST Discord, part of the Spotter Network, took a class with the NWS, and just recently ordered a copy of Meteorology Today. It was a dream of mine to be a meteorologist, but it wasn't quite in the cards for me career-wise. Now I'm working diligently at it and would love to really get out there and chase for the first time with a little knowledge under my belt. :)
 

Josh Swift

Enthusiast
Jan 13, 2017
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Centennial CO
Hi my name is Josh Swift. I'm from Denver and I've been chasing intermittently when I get the chance for the last several years. My Dad got me interested when I was younger because he always wanted to check out storms that popped up in Nebraska and Colorado. I feel like I have a decent practical understanding of storms (like finding them and not getting myself sucked up) but it's obvious reading this site there is a ton to be learned here.
 

Steve Margenau

Enthusiast
May 24, 2019
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Chana, Illinois
Hello! My name is Steve Margenau from the Chana, Illinois area. I too have been interested in weather since I was 9 - I can recall giving a presentation about weather when I was in fourth grade. I am a retired IT geek who spent 30 years on the leading edge of corporate tech but now have the time to pursue some of my other interests, with severe weather being a top priority (but technology is still up there too!). I have been part of the Spotter Network for a couple of years and will attend my second NWS spotter training session in a few days. I recently upgraded to Radarscope Pro tier 2. I already enjoy this learning process I am on and look forward to all that I can learn from the Stormtrack community.
 

Mark Jack

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May 31, 2019
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Westmoreland, KS
Hello everyone. My name is Mark Jack and I'm from Westmoreland, Kansas. I recently got interested in storm chasing withing the past two years and it's been quite a learning experience ever since. I'm on Spotter Network, Skywarn certified, and registered through the NWS. I'm also an amateur radio operator holding a general class license (KZ0RPR), I need to stop being so lazy and go test for extra haha. My current mobile radio setup is an Alinco DR-140 into a Nagoya UT-72 mag mount. I run both Radarscope and APRS on my phone if needed and GRLevel3 on my laptop. I've got a cheap dashcam for video, as well as a GoPro mounted wherever I may need it. This forum has been extremely helpful for me so far as I dive deeper into this stuff and I look forward to learning from some of you who have been doing it for years.
 

CDMcCarthy

Enthusiast
Jun 7, 2019
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Max Meadows Virginia
Hi y'all! I'm in SW Virgina and have many years of practical experience with the weather. I've travelled all over the USA as well as Europe and England. Have always loved the weather, especially severe storms and tornadoes. Hope to learn even more here!
 
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Nate H

Enthusiast
Jun 7, 2019
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Lenoir NC
I want to say hello to everyone and thanks for the add. My name is Nathaniel Hobbs (KN4LTH) and live in the foothills of North Carolina. I enjoy weather spotting and hope to help.
 
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Scott Wiley

Enthusiast
Jun 11, 2019
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TX
Lurked here for years, mostly to read and learn. Was in the public safety business for 28 years and anytime severe weather arrived and everyone else was told to take shelter, I was sent out to find it. I'm not a Meteorologist, but a fluent radar interpreter. Enjoy reading the mechanics of historical weather events and hope to continue learning.
 
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Jan 31, 2017
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Joplin, MO & Iowa City, IA
I got my interest in meteorology from my grandfather (Conrad Johnson, who was the Chief Meteorologist at WMT in Cedar Rapids, IA back in the 70's. Some folks who lived in eastern Iowa at that time might remember him) He was extremely knowledgeable and I learned a lot from him.
You're being modest about your grandfather. He helped come up with watch-warning system still used today: Not-So-Famous Firsts: Tornado Edition
 
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