Jeff developed an early passion for weather and began observing and recording personal weather data when about 10 years old. Snowstorms were a favorite weather event when growing up in Maryland. He took meteorology and climatology courses at Frostburg State University but majored in Geography, emphasizing Cartography as a career. He greatly missed snow when living in San Francisco and the Bay Area for 16 years. Now that he lives in the Portland area, he is happy to be able to measure it again. Jeff is also a former National Weather Service COOP observer but had to give it up upon moving west (but would gladly volunteer again if NWS-Portland had a need). Jeff has enjoyed learning about and observing the weather patterns in the Pacific Northwest, having established his automated weather equipment in May 2014 (see links below).
Personal Weather Station: