I'm an engineer working in the Oil Industy up in Aberdeen. I am also a qualified commercial pilot.
This is where I got my passion for meteorology. I then became almost obsessed with the weather.
But I decided not to moan about it because I feel that any weather is a chance to try and understand what's going on, how it happened and when it is going to change.
I enjoy the following:
Studying the physics behind the weather (the hows).
Producing short range forecasts (see below).
Looking at longer range weather (effects of teleconnections, links to the stratosphere, etc).
Monitoring severe weather (heavy rain, severe gales, snow storms, thunderstorms, etc).
When it comes to short range forecasts, I'm involved in the following activities:
I have founded a Weather Club where I produce daily and week ends forecasts for the Grampian Region. I also explain the physics behind the weather. The Club was founded in November 2012 and now counts over 120 members.