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JT Johnson

JT Johnson

As Chief Technology Officer, JT Johnson leads WDT’s development, research, operations and technical support teams for all weather systems and services. Before co-founding WDT, JT was Team Lead of severe weather algorithm development for the FAA and NEXRAD Program and Project Manager at the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) for 13 years. For a 20-month stint as the Science and Operations Officer in the National Weather Service Olympic Weather Support Office for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, JT was responsible for ensuring that the leading edge of the science of weather and communications capabilities were utilized to support the Olympic Games weather support effort. JT has written numerous journal articles particularly about radar-based severe weather detection and prediction tools as well as conference papers on severe weather analytics generation. JT has given dozens of technical presentations a weather and technology conferences and been the lead author on WDTʼs seven granted patents.

Recent Posts by JT Johnson:

by JT Johnson, on May 14, 2018 1:23:18 PM

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission intend to improve data protection for …

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by JT Johnson, on Apr 3, 2017 3:46:53 PM

We all understand how the weather forecast can help us know what to wear to work or for exercising outside, or whether we should run our sprinklers in our garden …

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Topics:SkyWise

by JT Johnson, on Mar 21, 2017 1:24:53 PM

Nike has set out to break the 2-hour mark for a marathon, something that has never been done. They have chosen the athletes, developed new high-performance shoes, determined the training …

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Topics:SkyWiseLive Events

by JT Johnson, on Mar 7, 2017 1:00:26 PM

Are you a runner? If so, do you check the forecast before going out on a run? As a meteorologist, I’m keenly aware of what is going on with the …

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Topics:SkyWiseWindHeat

by JT Johnson, on Feb 15, 2017 3:09:42 PM

As we head into the more traditional severe weather season, we will see many references to severe weather preparedness in the coming weeks. Invariably, a severe weather safety awareness campaign will …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTornadoThunderstorm

by JT Johnson, on Feb 2, 2017 1:18:43 PM

Your phone pings and as you glance at it, an alert informs you that you have traveled into a Tornado Warning. You immediately pull off the road, check where you …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTornadoThunderstorm

by JT Johnson, on Jan 17, 2017 2:03:00 PM

Do you know how much water is in the air? If you do want to find out, do you look at relative humidity or dewpoint? I often hear people talk about …

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Topics:SkyWisePrecipitation

by JT Johnson, on Dec 2, 2015 2:50:44 PM

One of WDT’s technical capabilities that we are very proud of is our highly scalable alerting infrastructure. During November 25-30, 2015, a significant Winter Storm traversed the US bringing frozen …

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Topics:WeatherOps