(The following was taken from the "About The Author" page of the Severe Local Storms Forecasting Primer"...)


    John S. Sturtevant currently works for Weather Scratch Meteorological Services in Florence, Alabama. He has worked for this company since June 1988. He works in the Storm Analysis Center where one of his many responsibilities is to attempt to forecast the potential of severe local storms for a given area as far in advance as possible and distribute these forecasts to the client in the affected area in a timely manner.

    The author also is responsible for research and development in many areas related to atmospheric sciences, some of this work has been in the area(s) of (1) Upper air climatology for north Alabama. (2) Vertically Integrated Liquids. (3) Convective outlook methodologies for Day 3 to Day 5. (4) Continuing research into short-term methodologies for severe local storms. (5) Case studies on severe weather events. (6) External interaction pursuant to promoting severe local storms research. (7) Lightning ranging, display, and mapping...and much more.

    Active in his local community, John is a member of the Partners In Education Program, and sits on the local commmittee. He is a member of the Transition Verification Committee in north Alabama that is independently reviewing National Weather Service Modernization and how it affects North Alabama. The author is also involved in pursuing a statewide surface meso-net for the state of Alabama. He also provides volunteer weather support and site labor for Habitat for Humanity.

    John is also a member of a number of professional and trade organizations. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society, Charter Member of the International Weather Watchers, Member of the National Weather Association, Online Member of The Weather Channel forum and AVSIG Forum on Compuserve, Member of Texas Severe Storms Association, Member of the American Geophysical Union, Member of the Huntsville joint chapter of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association.

    John also has colums to be featured in Weather Watch Magazine, Weather Watchers Review, TESSA Weather Bulletins.

    John wrote a previous work called Severe Local Storms Forecasting Environments which has been stripped and edited into the volume you are reading now - The Severe Local Storm Forecasting Primer.

    The author is very dedicated to the science of meteorology. His main interest is both personal and professional. He specializes in the study of severe local storms. His interest in teh science dates back to ggrade school. John holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from Athens State College.

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