Sunday, April 3, 2011

Gary Cook joins

I am pleased to announce that Gary Cook, one of the most enthusiastic "weather weenies" I know, has accepted an invitation to write for I met Gary through the Weather Warrior gatherings, and I have read his weather related postings on Facebook for quite some time. He will bring another perspective to and help keep the information fresh.

Gary hails (pun intended) from Monett, MO. I asked him to say a little something about himself so you all can get to know him better:

"I guess you could say weather is in my blood. I was first introduced to the weather by my cousin, Ken Ford, who used to the do the weather on the NBC affiliate in Joplin, KSNF. He bought me my first NOAA Weather Radio, which I used to sit and listen to for hours on end. From that point on the weather became a fascination of mine.

I interned in the KOAM weather department in 2001 and prepared to major in meteorology at Mississippi State University when my grandfather's health sidelined those plans. I instead decided to stay home at teach. I teach speech and debate as well as social studies at Monett High and have been there since 2007. I have coached numerous district champions, a state champion, and a national runner-up in speech and debate events.

Around the school I am known as the weather guy. I am a certified Skywarn Spotter and a weather watcher for KSPR."

Welcome aboard Gary!


GCook said...

I am a lot of things, but obviously not a proofreader...

JMo said...

The beauty of digital publishing is that we can fix it. All fixed. I'll take the must have been a copy/paste malfunction. :)