Featured PWS Owners: Ron and Nancy Johnson, Owners of TailoftheDragon.com

By: Madeline Rae, 5:18 PM GMT on July 15, 2016

Ron and Nancy Johnson [Robbinsville, North Carolina]

Ron and Nancy Johnson have been riding the ‘Dragon’ since 1975. In 2000, they even set up TailoftheDragon.com to help fellow motorcycle and sports car tourists plan their trip to the Tail of the Dragon, also known as Deals Gap or simply the Dragon, a stretch of curved asphalt road considered by many to be one of the world’s best motorcycling roads.

If you’re a motorcycle...

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Featured PWS Owner: Bil Grauel, Fire Ecologist

By: Madeline Rae, 7:00 PM GMT on July 06, 2016

Bil Grauel [Boise, Idaho]

All firefighters learn about the three major components of fire behavior: fuel, topography and weather. Fuel and topography are more or less static whereas weather is the most uncertain and dynamic of the three. It’s because of this disparity that Bil Grauel, a Fire Ecologist and Burn Boss, pays special attention to meteorology.

As a Burn Boss, a specific classification for those trained in prescribed wi...

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Updated: 5:31 PM GMT on July 12, 2016

Featured PWS Owner: Doug Stracener, Lawyer; Scuba Dive & Motorcycle Instructor

By: Madeline Rae, 4:31 PM GMT on June 29, 2016

Doug Stracener [Prairieville, Louisiana]

It’s difficult to find a starting point for Doug Stracener’s interest in meteorology. So let’s just start at the beginning. He was graduating high school, on his way to Louisiana State University, when he decided to take flight instructruction classes on the side. He developed a fair amount of meteorological knowledge in these classes and his interest in weather only increased as he went through t...

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Updated: 5:33 PM GMT on July 12, 2016

Featured PWS Owner: Bernie Hohman, Mountain Climber; Trail Runner

By: Madeline Rae, 5:18 PM GMT on June 22, 2016

Bernie Hohman [Lakewood, Colorado]

Bernie Hohman’s interest in weather started when he got his pilot’s license right after high school. He decided to go beyond the lessons about clouds, cloud decks and how they respond to relative humidity and dew point (typical lessons for aspiring pilots) and bought a few weather textbooks of his own.

He was able to put this newfound knowledge to good use when he moved from Ohio to Colorado a...

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Updated: 5:35 PM GMT on July 12, 2016

Featured PWS Owner: Zach Elliott, PWS Crowdfunding Organizer

By: Madeline Rae, 9:49 PM GMT on June 14, 2016

Zach Elliott [Holton, Kansas]

Zach Elliott may be living in Oklahoma - and has for the past 6 years - but it’s in his hometown of Holton, Kansas where Zach focuses his weather initiatives. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in meteorology at the University of Oklahoma and accepting an IT position at a private weather company after college, Zach decided to do something about the lack of accurate weather data in Holton, a town roughly 30 mi...

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Updated: 9:52 PM GMT on June 14, 2016

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