Class of 1998
Joe is originally from Long Island, NY, and graduated with a BS in Atmospheric Science from the University at Albany in 1996, with minors in Math and Geography. He then came to Ohio University as a graduate student, serving as Scalia Lab’s Associate Director in 1997 and 1998 and graduating with an MA in Geography in 1998. Joe completed a thesis titled “Using Storm Track Climatology to Develop Synoptic Scenarios for the States of the Ohio Valley”.
After graduating from OU, Joe worked for Weather or Not in Shawnee, KS from 1998-1999, and Surface Weather Systems in St. Louis, MO from 1999-2002. In November 2002, Joe became a Meteorological Intern at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Charleston, SC and was promoted to General Forecaster in June 2003, running the Climate and Aviation programs. He was then promoted to Senior Forecaster at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Chanhassen, MN in May 2011, where he runs the Aviation program.