Chad L. Hughes   

Penn State University-Certificate in Weather Forecasting

About Me

Hello everyone.  My name is Chad Hughes and I live in Northen VA (DC Area).  I am a satellite controller working for NOAA at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland MD.  I'm one of the many people responsible for getting your weather data off the various satellite payloads and down to the ground.  I'm currently working on getting NOAA's next generation of polar orbiting weather satellites (NPOESS) launched and commissioned.  Cross your fingers, we have a couple of more years to go.  I've always had a fascination with weather as long as I can remember.  Because I have always been the closest thing all my friends and family have had to their own personnal weather forecaster ("hey whats the weather going to be like this weekend?") I felt I owed it to them to actually learn more about it!  After all, my reputation was on the line  :-)...  

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