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Jody James
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service – Lubbock TX

I have lived and worked in West Texas for more than a decade, and have enjoyed the friendly people and active weather in the South Plains area. I was born and raised in Granite, Oklahoma. I attended college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK, and completed my degree at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Go Sooners!

Following my formal education, I continued my weather education as a broadcast meteorologist for 2 and a half years at KFDA-TV in Amarillo, TX doing the morning and noon news shows. Following that, I worked at KYTV in Springfield, MO as the morning weatherman. I enjoyed interacting with the public while in television, talking to school kids, and communicating weather information to the public. I even got to meet and interview several country music stars from nearby Branson while working in Missouri.

I entered the National Weather Service in 1992 at the weather office in Port Arthur, TX. I enjoyed being close to the beach, and doing hurricane outreach. We barely missed being impacted by Hurricane Andrew there. I came to Lubbock in 1994 and have worked in the Lubbock NWS office since then. I have three extraordinary children and a beautiful wife. I enjoy spending time with my family, working in my local church, traveling, and flying airplanes.

 University of Oklahoma:
       Bachelor of Science degree, Meteorology; 1988

Career - Highlights:
 National Weather Service, Weather Forecast Office, Lubbock, TX:
       Warning Coordination Meteorologist, 2007-present
       Senior Forecaster, 1999-2007
       Journeyman Forecaster, 1994-1999

 National Weather Service, Weather Forecast Office, Port Arthur, TX:
       Intern, 1992-1994

 KYTV, NBC, Springfield, MO
       Broadcast Meteorologist, 1991-1992

 KFDA-TV, CBS, Amarillo, TX
       Broadcast Meteorologist, 1988-1991 is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.