wxman57 wrote: crownweather wrote:
This is an amateur/hobbyist site, is that correct?
We are anything BUT an amateur or a hobbyist & you will find that we are just as professional as the big weather companies. In fact, we don't hype weather unlike some of the A&W media weather companies.
Your website doesn't mention anything about who Crown Weather Services is, or what your qualifications are. "Couldn't find an "about us" section.
That's actually a question that I'm not asked much, just because of the "word of mouth" from current subscribers of Crown Weather. But, since you asked, I'll be happy to answer your question -
I have always loved studying the weather. I was watching thunderstorms with fascination at the age of 4. During elementary and middle school, I used to hand draw my own weather maps and present the daily weather to my class. I was the kid always staring out the window looking at the weather. In fact, you’ll still find me doing this same thing on most days. I've been fascinated by hurricanes since Gloria knocked a tree onto our house on September 27, 1985.
My professional weather forecasting career began right after I graduated High School in 1992. For a little over 3 years, while I went to the University of Maine, I was a student intern with the National Weather Service in Caribou, Maine. In that position, I learned how to analyze weather patterns, write a daily weather forecast, observe every day weather conditions and present those findings to individuals, including pilots, farmers and anyone else who needed weather information.
In the Winter of 1994, I formed Crown Weather Services. I have worked to build this business ever since. I have been forecasting tropical storms and hurricanes for over 25 years and have covered important hurricanes, including, but definitely not limited to, Opal (1995), Fran (1996), Floyd (1999), Katrina & Rita (2005), Ike (2008), Irene (2011), Sandy (2012), Irma & Maria (2017) and Michael (2018).
Crown Weather has always been and always will be a very small, "Mom and Pop" type weather company. I try to get to know each one of my customer & their weather needs - many of which have become friends (which makes it very hard when they are directly threatened by a hurricane).
My philosophy with forecasting any type of weather is simple. Integrity, honesty, clarity and accountability is everything to me. I work hard to deliver weather information that is simple and easy to understand, without the hype and noise that comes from many forms of media. If a forecast is wrong, I hold myself accountable for that. I have very high levels of standard in what I do.
Not sure what else to write about me, except to say that I'm not a hobbyist, an amateur or a fly by night organization.