Mark Conder
Lead Forecaster
National Weather Service – Lubbock TX


Introduction:
Thanks for dropping by to visit our pages. Here at the Lubbock office I'm one of 10 meteorologists that are in a regular rotation to provide the 24-hour forecasting services for our office. In addition to forecasting, I spend time working on our web pages, GIS and various other programs and applications.

Although I was born in Marietta, Georgia, I grew up in Littleton, Colorado (on the outskirts of Denver). I came to Lubbock in 1997 to attend graduate school at Texas Tech. While at TTU, I was able to participate in a wide variety of field experiments; including dryline research, hurricane deployments, and damage surveys. I also became an avid storm chaser. While my job as a forecaster does not permit me to chase very often, I still enjoy getting out into the field when I can. I'm also a HAM and you may hear me out on a chase in west Texas (my call sign is KD5JLE).

Some of my interests outside weather include traveling, history (particularly WWII), photography and sports (pro football is probably my favorite spectator sport, while I enjoy playing softball, tennis and basketball).

Education:
Metropolitan State College of Denver: Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology; 1997

Texas Tech University: Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science - Meteorology; 2000

Texas Tech University: Doctoral degree in Geosciences - Meteorology; 2005

NWS Career - Highlights:
National Weather Service, Weather Forecast Office, Lubbock, TX:
       Lead Forecaster: January, 2008 - present

       General Forecaster: May, 2004 - January, 2008
       Meteorologist Intern: May, 2003 - November, 2004

 


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