Known as the Weather Channel's severe weather expert. he was also the field manager for Project NIMROD which is the first measurement program to study damaging thunderstorm winds from downbursts and microbursts.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from Pennsylvania State University.
He was on the development team of the Enhanced Fujita Scale which replaced the Fujita Scale in 2007.
He was raised with his family in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
He is known for being a meteorologist like reality star Reed Timmer.