I was born in New Orleans, but group up in Lafayette, Louisiana. I have been interested in meteorology since I was kid, living on the Gulf Coast, tracking hurricanes. In 2009, I began studying meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. I earned by Bachelor’s of Science in 2012. I then completed a Master’s of Science in Meteorology at the University of Miami in 2014. I worked in the private sector as a forecaster for two years, before moving to Fort Worth, where I now work for the National Weather Service. My main interests in weather these days are aviation and fire weather, but I’ll always be a hurricane and severe weather geek at heart.
My hobbies include sports (Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Stars), storm chasing (occasionally), hiking, camping, photography, and music. I am also an amateur radio operator (call sign: KG5TMP…check on my profile over on QRZ). Want to know a little more about me? Check out my resume!
Disclaimer: All opinions expressed on this website are mine and mine alone, and in no way, express the views of my employer, or any other organization.
Contact me via email: jasonwgodwin[shift+2]gmail[dot]com. (You get the gist of it…trying to keep the spam away…). I am not on Twitter anymore (got tired of the political vitriol these days), and I prefer to keep my Facebook to people whom I know personally, but I’m more than happy to chat via email over any topic on this blog.
GitHub (programming projects…feel free to contribute or make suggestions!): https://github.com/jgodwinWX
Check out my photography on 500px: https://500px.com/jasongodwin
(Photo at the top of the page: me at the summit of Medicine Bow Peak in Medicine Bow – Routt National Forest, Albany County, Wyoming, at a lofty elevation of 12,013 feet).