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Chris Kerr

Chris Kerr

Chris has over 10 years of experience as an Operational Meteorologist, and joined WDT in 2012 to start WeatherOps, focusing on outdoor event safety. He is now the Director of WeatherOps Forecast Services where he oversees the day to day operations of the department. Prior to WDT, most of his career was focused on Marine Meteorology, with areas of expertise including knowledge of worldwide ocean climatology, tropical storm forecasting, and both offshore and cross-ocean vessel forecasting. His prior marine weather skills helped to launch the Marine sector of WeatherOps in 2013. In his time with WDT/WeatherOps Chris has provided top-notch nowcasting and mid-range forecasting and has forged several strong relationships with key figures within the outdoor event industry. He has also performed on-site weather support for numerous outdoor festivals and high profile sporting events.

Recent Posts by Chris Kerr:

by Chris Kerr, on Jun 14, 2018 1:52:33 PM

WeatherOps is proud to provide Forecast Services to Fox Sports during the 2018 World Cup. Our forecasters will generate customized weather alerts and make phone calls as needed. High precision …

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Topics:WeatherOps

by Chris Kerr, on May 18, 2018 3:21:19 PM

While the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is still two weeks away (June 1), a tropical cyclone threat in the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico may emerge …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTropical

by Chris Kerr, on Apr 26, 2018 11:53:18 AM

Oklahoma has experienced colder than average temperatures for much of the spring thus far. However, a more typical spring-like pattern will develop over the region the next few days, allowing …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Chris Kerr, on Sep 8, 2017 4:31:21 PM

Irma remains a significant Category 4 hurricane late this afternoon with sustained winds around 155 mph. The sheer size of Irma is quite menacing, and spatially the hurricane covers an …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTropicalHurricane

by Chris Kerr, on Apr 28, 2017 11:18:50 AM

Cold weather is expected for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon on Sunday, April 30. There can be a variety of weather conditions in late April when this marathon is run. Past races have …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Chris Kerr, on Mar 28, 2017 2:18:13 PM

The first flight of the new Boeing 787-10, or “Dash 10”, is scheduled for 10 AM EDT Friday morning from Charleston International Airport in South Carolina. The 787-10, which has …

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Topics:WeatherOpsAviation

by Chris Kerr, on Mar 24, 2017 2:52:18 PM

The severe weather threat will continue across the Plains and into the Mid-Mississippi Valley this weekend and into next week. Areas from the central Gulf coast and northward into the …

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Topics:WeatherOpsThunderstorm

by Chris Kerr, on Dec 15, 2016 2:26:08 PM

Bone chilling cold is in store for several NFL games on Sunday. A much advertised Arctic air intrusion will grip most of the central part of the United States by Saturday and …

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Topics:WeatherOpsFrontier

by Chris Kerr, on Nov 17, 2016 3:06:31 PM

During the late fall, winter, and early spring one of the primary weather concerns for the Gulf of Mexico is the passage of strong cold fronts. Abrupt wind shifts, sustained …

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Topics:WeatherOpsOffshoreOil & GasTropical

by Chris Kerr, on Oct 31, 2016 11:12:11 AM

The Mediterranean Sea is not a region of the world that you typically think of as being a tropical cyclone hotbed. Over this past weekend a cyclone with both tropical …

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Topics:OffshoreWindTropicalHurricane