Greg will give an introduction to weather patterns, presenting hazards and visual cues, with a focus on keeping yourself safe from weather conditions. The presentation starts with an overview of the National Weather Service and accessing forecasts and warnings. Thunderstorm development, hazards, lightning processes and safety are covered, along with wind events in the mountains and along the front range, and winter weather hazards.
Greg Hanson is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) office in Boulder, CO. Greg joined the NWS Boulder staff in September of 2017, having previously been stationed in Burlington Vermont for 19 years. Greg’s primary role is to support to partners and customers that include the public, emergency management and public safety, as well as the operations staff at NWS Boulder. Weather safety, emergency management incident support and outreach to partners occupy most of Greg’s time at work, while lending a hand with day to day weather forecasting. Greg has also worked at NWS offices in Norman Oklahoma, Dodge City Kansas, and Atlanta Georgia. He began his NOAA career as a student with a part time job at NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory.
Greg’s short time in the Denver area has been spent getting settled into his Arvada home with his wife and dog. In the past Greg has served as Board President of Rebuilding Together Greater Burlington, a volunteer organization dedicated to helping low-income homeowners with home renovation and repair. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Vermont.