Jeff Smith

Atmospheric Scientist & Founder


Jeff is from the Joplin area, been a lifelong resident of SWMO. He has had a
drive for weather analysis since his early days. He also has a great
understanding of technology and software, this is where his career path
tracks over the last 10+ years.  Jeff is great at explaining how things work to
others and loves to help better software solutions both company and
personal. Jeff has education from several teaching establishments. He
started is path for weather early on in high school. In 1998 he began as an
intern of the local (Joplin) NBC station learning how the new back then
Doppler Radar worked, he continued on and became an intern at the NOAA
National Weather Service office in Springfield during his Junior and Senior High School Years. 
After graduation he continued his weather path at Missouri University for a short period
covering flooding and emergency operations. The following year Jeff moved to Oklahoma
University working with the National Weather Centers NSSL to obtain certifications from
JetStream in 88D both non and dual polar, as well as GIS and technology trends.  In 2006
Jeff moved his education path to UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
gaining more certifications in MESO Analysis, Radar Technologies and Severe Weather. 
In 2008 Jeff started Joplin AS Weather which is now JOMOWX.  He has a very long history
in severe weather coverage, mainly for emergency management services.  In 2011 Jeff
tracked the severe storm that produced the catastrophic tornado that hit Joplin, at the time
3,000 followers watched back to back updates as the storm ripped through the area.  Jeff is
a highly dedicated person at whatever he takes on.  Outside of weather his career in
technology has a long history, the last 10 years he was the Systems Analysist for a local
company, he administrated software, systems and even IBM Mainframe. Outside that he also
managed mobile devices from tablets to cellphones for more than 200 users.  Jeff has a wide
knowledge of multiple technology types. One of his passions in the technology path is working
with companies to better software and enhance how things work in a business environment. 

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