Carolina Weather Group

| February 15, 2018

The Carolina Weather Group is a weekly Web show that covers weather, science, technology and more for the North Carolina and South Carolina as well as other areas in the Southeast. The show’s hosts interview newsmaking experts in meteorology and other fields of atmospheric science in an informal relaxed way.

Created in 2014, the show strives to be an educational resource and open forum for breaking weather topics.As well an informative place to receive vital information before major storm systems move into the Carolinas. It can be seen live every Wednesday evening at 8p ET on YouTube. It’s also available on-demand and in a downloadable podcast forum, like iTunes and Google Play. You can also view our website or follow us on Social Media. Twitter: or on Facebook:

Meet the panelists:

Ricky Matthews is the weekend morning meteorologist at News 5 WCYB in Bristol, TN. Ricky graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he got his Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. Follow Ricky on Twitter: @WCYB_Ricky.

Scotty Powell is a consultant meteorologist for The Foothills Weather Network. Scotty works one on one with local Emergency Management offices in Western North Carolina as well as conducting day to day forecast for the organization. He also works at Charlotte Motor Speedway as one of their on staff meteorologist. Follow Scotty on Twitter: @ScottyPowell_WX.

Shea Gibson is a meteorologist and wind forecaster for WeatherFlow, Inc. Professionally he offers seasonal forecasts on multiple products and mobile apps such as WindAlert, SailFlow, iKitesurf, iWindsurf and FishWeather. He also actively assists with new weather station projects with local and regional support through consumers and their public/private partners. Shea has been with Weather Flow since 2012. Follow Shea on Twitter: @WeatherFlowCHAS.

James Brierton is currently a digital media consultant and project manager, working for a company that builds digital platforms for television stations across the United States. James has experience weather forecasting, covering severe weather and developing broadcast and digital weather platforms. Follow James on Twitter: @jamesbrierton.

David Reese: David is a broadcast meteorologist for WCAV in Charlottesville, Virginia. David went to Florida State University where he earned his degree in meteorology. Follow David on Twitter: @WXReese.

Peter Planamente: Peter is a native of South Jersey with a passion for meteorology. Peter runs his own Facebook page, named “PlanaWeather,” providing forecasts and weather related news for the people of South Jersey. Follow Peter on Twitter: @WxManPete.

Jared Smith: Jared is a software developer and weather nerd based in Charleston, SC. For the better part of the last decade, he has run @chswx (Charleston Weather) on Twitter and across the Web, providing forecasts, timely weather alerts, situational awareness, and the occasional weather-related dad joke. For his efforts, Jared was recognized as the 2017 Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence for the NWS Charleston, SC WFO. Follow Jared on Twitter: @chswx.

Erik Proseus: Erik is an aviation meteorologist for FedEx in Memphis, TN and has operated (MWN) for 15 years. MWN provides routine forecasts and weather updates via the web and social media, as well as wall-to-wall “nowcasting” during inclement weather. Erik was awarded the National Weather Association Digital Seal of Approval in 2016. Follow Erik on Twitter: @memphisweather1.

Ashley Morris: Ashley is an emergency management specialist in South Central Texas who aims to integrate the science of meteorology and natural hazards in the field of emergency management. She received an M.S. in natural hazards geography as well as a B.S. in Geophysics from Texas Tech University. Her focus in emergency management is on emergency planning, social media usage, educational outreach, social vulnerability analysis, and impact based weather forecasting. Follow Ashley on Twitter: @MissAshes92.

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