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Cheryl Sharpe
General Forecaster


NWS Employee Since: 1989

NWS Norman Employee Since: 1993

Education:
A.A.S. Data Processing Technology, Spoon River College, Canton, IL - 1979
B.A. Geography, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL - 1989
Summer Meteorology Course, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA - 1990

Previous NWS Offices/Experience:
Moline, Illinois, 1989
Alpena, Michigan, 1989-93

Previous non-NWS Experience:
Weather Specialist, USAF, Illinois & Nebraska - 1980-84
Programmer, Foster Farms, Livingston, CA - 1984-86

NWS Interests:
Public information (Web site articles, answering e-mail inquiries, etc.)
Web mark-up languages (XHTML, XML)
Computer programming (Python, PHP, JavaScript, Java, etc.)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Personal Interests:
Friends and relatives
Geography
Travel
Languages, especially English, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese
Nature: trails, zoos, nature parks, botanical gardens
Aviation (working on Private Pilot Certificate)
Music


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