Mark Fox and Matthew Elliott – “Oklahoma Weather”

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“Oklahoma Weather” – Mark Fox, Meteorologist in Charge – National Weather Service Norman

Mark Fox is the Meteorologist-in-Charge at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman, Oklahoma  He earned his meteorology degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1989, after growing up fascinated by the weather in north central Oklahoma. Mark has experience across the entire integrated warning team, starting his career working for a private meteorology company in college. He then worked for ten years as a broadcast meteorologist, mostly at KFDX-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas before moving to the National Weather Service in 1999. Since moving to the NWS, he has worked in the Fort Worth, Amarillo, and Lubbock offices, and served four years at Southern Region Headquarters as the Regional Training Officer. In 2009, he became the Warning & Coordination Meteorologist at WFO Dallas/Fort Worth before serving as the Meteorologist-in-Charge of the Amarillo Weather Forecast office from Late 2018 through September 2021.

Matthew Elliott is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the NOAA Storm Prediction Center (SPC). As the SPC Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Matt’s primary role is to serve as the SPC point of contact for NWS field offices, emergency managers, private sector meteorologists, and broadcast and print media. Prior to becoming Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Matt worked as a SPC Techniques Development Meteorologist where he helped maintain an extensive array of computer software and developed new software in support of NWS forecast operations. Matt began his career with the NWS as a forecaster at the NWS Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast Office. Matt grew up in both the San Francisco Bay area and the suburbs of Washington D.C. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree at The University of Oklahoma with a focus on severe weather.


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