Scott Blair


Storm Observing.

Iíve been actively documenting severe storms with a camera since 1996. Driving thousands of miles each year across the Great Plains, my experiences increase my appreciation and understanding of the complex atmospheric processes governing organized convective weather. Iíve been fortunate to observe hundreds of tornadoes throughout fourteen states, and even several landfalling hurricanes across the south. I enjoy mixing science and art while in the field; taking visual and physical observations and later incorporating them into an operational setting, and participating in storm and landscape photography. I attempt to document most significant and photogenic phenomena observed during a storm encounter. Over the first ten years, I worked with several media formats such as VHS, 8mm video, digital video, print film, and slide film. My current efforts are fully concentrated in the digital photography realm. Thanks for taking the time to browse my collection of photos, yearly summaries, and research projects.


2013-present: Senior Forecaster, National Weather Service, Kansas City, Missouri.

2007-2013: General Forecaster, National Weather Service, Topeka, Kansas.

2005-2007: Meteorological Intern, National Weather Service, Goodland, Kansas.

2005: Meteorological Technician, Baron Services Inc., Huntsville, Alabama.

2001-2005: On-Air Meteorologist, KEDM-FM Monroe, Monroe, Louisiana.


A comprehensive listing of papers I've authored or co-authored can be obtained here.


Bachelor of Science, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2005.

Outstanding Accomplishment, ULM College of Arts and Sciences Award Convocation: 2003, 2005
Outstanding Research in Atmospheric Sciences, ULM Department of Geosciences: 2005
Sigma Gamma Epsilon, National Honor Society in Earth Sciences

Observing a decaying supercell with Eric Nguyen - western South Dakota - June 2005

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