Andrew's Weather Center

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The Reach of AWC:

Andrew's Weather Center has a substantial audience and outreach potential. AWC has positively attracted the attention of numerous Broadcast Meteorologists around the state of North Carolina and has also been noticed by the US National Weather Service Forecast Office in Newport/Morehead City, NC (KMHX). AWC has regularly engaged viewers on Facebook in over 40 North Carolina cities and has contributed to a handful of outreach events and fundraisers in the local community. In addition, AWC boasts over 300 videos, more than 340 subscribers, and over 147,000 views on its YouTube Channel, where everything from full-length severe thunderstorm documentations to driving time-lapses to more cinematic undertakings reside.

 

My Credentials:

  • Student member on the American Meteorological Society Board of Private Sector Meteorologists for 2019 (November 2018 - December 2019)
  • Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador (March 2017 - present)
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant at the State Climate Office of North Carolina (May 2016 - present)
  • Certified SKYWARN Spotter for the National Weather Service in Raleigh, NC (June 2014 - present)
  • Student Member of the American Meteorological Society [NCSU Student Chapter] (June 2014 - present)
  • Student Member of the National Weather Association (June 2014 - present)

 

Technical/Hard Skills:

  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access, HTML, CSS
  • Proficient in MATLAB, R, SQL, PHP, Linux, and JavaScript
  • Adequate in IDV and API applications
  • Learning ArcGIS and AWIPS

 

Conferences/Symposia Attended:

  • 99th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society - Phoenix, AZ (January 2019) [view abstract]
  • 14th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (10 November 2018)
  • 27th Annual NC State University Undergraduate Research & Creativity Spring Symposium
  • 98th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society - Austin, TX (January 2018) [view abstract]
  • 36th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research - Raleigh, NC (19 October 2017)
  • MEAS-FER Research Symposium - NC State University (15 August 2017)
  • 97th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society - Seattle, WA (January 2017)
  • 2016 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference - Charlotte, NC (September 2016) [view attendee list]

 

Miscellaneous Affiliations:

  • Member of the Central North Carolina Chapter of the American Meteorological Society
  • Member of the NC State University Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society
  • Student Member of the NC Sustainable Energy Association (July 2017-present)
  • Member of the Citizen's Climate Lobby (November 2016-present)
  • Watershed Group Manager for the North Carolina Watershed Stewardship Network (October 2016-present)
  • Member of the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (September 2016-present)
  • Friend of the Cloud Appreciation Society (July 2016-present)
  • Operator/Owner of KNCWINST27, a personal weather station, or PWS, in Winston-Salem NC (July 2012-March 2014) [now defunct]

 

Citizen Science:

  • CoCoRaHS Observer - NC-JH-82/Clayton 1.9 N (25 March 2018 - present)
  • Cornell University's Project FeederWatch (Winter 2018-19, Winter 2017-18)
  • Cornell University's Project NestWatch (Spring/Summer 2018)
  • StreamTracker Contributor
  • North Carolina's Candid Critters Project (July 2017-present)
  • iNaturalist Contributory (August 2017-present)
  • CitSciScribe Scrivener (July 2017-present)
  • Project BudBurst
  • ...

 

Competitve Success:

  • WxChallenge - The North American Collegiate Weather Forecasting Competition
    • 2018-19: TBD
    • 2017-18: Cumulative Score: -1.074 - 79th percentile - Finished 228th out of 1072 year-long forecasters - 5th place team finish with NC State
    • 2016-17: Cumulative Score: 1.545 - 67th percentile - Finished 370th out of 1109 year-long forecasters - 4th place team finish with NC State
    • 2015-16: Cumulative Score: 8.356 - 51st percentile - Finished 589th out fo 1159 year-long forecasters - 23rd place team finish with NC State
  • FantasyBlizzard:
    • 2018-2019: TBD
    • 2017-2018: 2nd Place in Meteorology Student Division, 16th Place Overall
  • The Climate Lottery:
    • TBD

 

Petitions/Causes I Support:

  • Coming soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Me

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Greetings! My name is Andrew and I operate Andrew's Weather Center in its entirety by myself. I am a fifth-year senior at North Carolina State University at Raleigh, North Carolina. I am working toward a B.S. in meteorology with a minor in environmental science. I have lived in North Carolina for 20 out of the 22 years of my life, and I call Clayton, NC home. 

 

AWC History:

I began working on Andrew's Weather Center on 3 July, 2011 as a summer project for one of my classes in High School. Shortly after its inception, I garnered many followers and "fans" on Facebook, and I became sort of an amateur forecast center for the greater Triad area of North Carolina. A couple of years later in early 2013, I visited with FOX8 Chief Meteorologist Van Denton and was lucky enough to get to watch the 10:00 PM newscast from inside the studio. By this time, my once insignificant Facebook Page was reaching about 1,000 people around the Triad area and also a select few people from around the entire country. I decided to step up my game and construct a webpage for AWC in late 2013 so that I could find and share even more weather information to people online. I in NO way claim to be an expert at the practice of weather forecasting, and my goal is to enhance your weather knowledge and provide you with connections to make understanding and preparing for significant weather easier. Eventually, I hope to pioneer some of my own research and see where it takes me. So far, I must say, I have already been on quite the journey with AWC. Here's to seeing where it takes me next.