John Braddock Visits Cimarron Middle School

Special thanks to my storm chase partner: Chris Moccio, for this photo.

Special thanks to my storm chase partner: Chris Moccio, for this photo.

I had the great privilege of visiting Cimarron Middle School in Parker Colorado this past Thursday. Presenting to a class that was beginning a weather unit, I presented on the tools and trade of meteorology, how weather works including fronts, pressure and maps.

Additionally I talked about what it takes to become a storm chaser, how learning about weather and forecasting is important and even showed some pictures from this past month’s Storm Chaser Convention in Norman Oklahoma. I think the highlight for the class was the showcase of storm chase vehicle and tornado pictures that I put up and spoke about. A lot of schools are beginning to take a closer look at weather as it is now spring in Colorado and one of the most exciting times of year to observe and learn about weather in the state.

I had an absolute blast doing it and although I was cut a bit short due to a fire drill… ugh. I still enjoyed it quite a bit and it seems like the class enjoyed it as well.


Being my first public speaking engagement on meteorology I was joined by two good friends, my storm chase partner Chris Moccio (left) and very good friend Tom Santana (right.) Thanks for accompanying me guys!



John R. Braddock
Storm Chaser/ Amateur Meteorologist at Mountain Wave Weather
John R. Braddock is a NOAA/NWS Certified Storm Chaser and Amateur Meteorologist living in Castle Rock, Colorado. A graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Colorado native, he specializes in short range forecasting, severe weather and mountain weather dynamics.

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