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This is where he developed his love for weather. He knows the importance of a forecast to those who work outside.
What have you naturally been observing since you were young and would still like to learn more about it?
Sherpa Travis has 36 years of experience as a meteorologist. Since he followed his interest, he still loves his career.
Just as the weather is constantly changing, life can quickly change as well. Do you have a reliable source to help you navigate the storms?
Let's take a field trip!
"Is there really a storm coming toward me?"
Accurately answering the question, makes a difference!
Tornadoes can be scary. However, knowledge is power! Having understanding helps you be prepared and takes away the fear of the unknown. Do you know when to turn an eye to the sky and watch the forecast? What is your reliable source?
Do you like science and math? Would you be good at predicting the weather?
If you wanted to be a storm chaser, you could get your training at OU.
The University of Oklahoma works with the National Weather Center.
Do you know how to read a radar? What classes would help you predict a storm?
The National Weather Center makes Norman, Oklahoma the weather capital of the nation and establishes Oklahoma University as the nation’s academic leader in meteorology.
Would you like to get a meteorology degree and go to school at OU? Currently, the meteorology job market is very competitive, with the supply of meteorologists exceeding demand. With a meteorology degree you will want to diversify and learn other skills to find the right fit. Learn more from the information below. As you deep dive and do your own research in the career exploration activity be mindful of this fact to help you go in the right direction for you.
Accurate Forecasting Makes a Difference
Do you like research?
What is a Fujita Scale?
How accurate is your reality?
Are you aware of what is going on outside?
Have you completed this weather unit?
Visit the website to get the latest weather updates.
Find and compare colleges along with many other helpful things!
American Meteorology Society
The College Cost Calculator can help determine rough estimates of what to expect from college costs, and in turn, how much to begin budgeting for it. To estimate the costs of more specific colleges, the College Navigator can be used to get more precise annual college costs data. This calculator is mainly intended for use in the U.S.
Make the most of your choices!
Once you know what career is of interest, you can fine tune your course selections.
If you don't know your career yet, be willing to explore and follow your interests.
Its the best way to learn!
(One school's course catalog to look through on your own.)