Q: Who are you?
A: My name is David Moran. I am a meteorologist in the Oklahoma City area with Bachelor’s Degrees in Meteorology and Mathematics. I am also a member of the American Meteorological Society, National Weather Association, and the National Council of Industrial Meteorologists. Professionally, I have been a meteorologist for nearly nine years and have gained a vast range of experiences in that time. In January 2017, I earned my Certified Consulting Meteorologist certification from the American Meteorological Society. Click here for my curriculum vitae.
Q: What is your professional background?
A: I have been a consulting meteorologist for Weather Decision Technologies since January 2011. I also take on other consulting work as it comes up. You can see my Consulting page for more information.
Q: What equipment do you have?
A: I run a custom built Windows PC with a three monitor display. I also have software to ingest just about every type of weather data you could ever need with a live data feed, as well as model data providers. I also have graphics software to produce graphics and I can also do video forecasts as well. My office also has a 300 Mbps internet connection, the fastest internet connection I can find with my business budget. With this connection, I can do video conferencing and upload very large files quickly. I also use an iPad and AppleTV with my high speed internet connection to stream newscasts from local affiliates. For instance, if there’s a tornado event in Kansas City or a hurricane affecting Florida, I can stream the local television stations on my iPad and then mirror them to my TV in my office. This can all be done from my office in Oklahoma City. I also run the entire Gibson Ridge software suite. I also have a Roku streaming stick; some local TV affiliates stream their newscasts on their Roku channel and I can monitor breaking weather news on those channels as well.
Q: Do you do computer programming?
A: I’ve been asked a few times if I do computer programming. I took an introductory programming class in college and that’s about the extent of my knowledge. If I can do the programming myself, I will. Otherwise, I will help you find someone who can.
Q: Will you do my homework?
A: No. If I get a question that looks like homework, it will be ignored.