Brian PetersMeteorologist

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Brian seemed to have developed an interest in weather at an early age. His mother recalled him kneeling on the sofa watching lightning at age 4 while they were still living in Vermont. A move to Florida plus a meeting with Hurricane Donna set Brian on course to follow meteorology.

He obtained his meteorology degree at Florida State University and went to work for the National Weather Service. During his 36 year career with the NWS, he worked at various stations across the Southeast US before landing in Birmingham in 1989. The last 15 years of his Weather Service career he was the Warning Coordination Meteorologist traveling across Central and North Alabama working with emergency management agencies and promoting severe weather safety.

Upon retirement from the NWS in 2003, he went to work for James Spann at ABC 33/40 presenting weather on television. He fills in occasionally plus regularly posts weather discussions on the ABC 33/40 weather blog. He also provides meteorological consulting services working primarily with attorneys in litigation involving weather factors.

A couple of high points in Brian’s career included being one of 15 meteorologists to serve on the NWS Olympic Weather Support Team for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA, and flying through Hurricane Ivan four times with the Hurricane Hunter Squadron from Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS.

Brian and his wife call Helena home where they are involved in a variety of hometown activities especially the annual Buck Creek Festival. When not studying the weather, Brian enjoys dabbling in digital photography.