Meet a Met: Ryan Niemann

DTN Staff Meteorologist Ryan Niemann

DTN Weather,
July 24, 2018

Ryan Niemann

St. Cloud State University – Major in Atmospheric Science with a Computing Minor

Staff Meteorologist

Has been with DTN for 2 months


How did you end up working at DTN?

First learned about the position while attending the Austin, Texas national AMS conference back in January.

What is your favorite part about being in MetOps?

The atmosphere and all the Meteorologist have been very welcoming and being able to help people understand the weather.

What is the most challenging part of being in MetOps?

Adjusting to the night shifts has definitely been the most difficult.

What is the craziest weather event you’ve experienced personally?

Being part of the Doppler on Wheels (DOW) blizzard deployment to Sauk Centre, MN in November of 2016. We were trying to get data of rain bands transitioning to snow using the DOW. The conditions that day were some of the most extreme I have experienced.

What has been your most exciting day on the job?

Learning how the evolution of weather systems always changes, no two weather systems have the same progression.

What is one weather myth you always correct people on?

Fog doesn’t burn off; the small cloud droplets evaporate back into the atmosphere as the boundary layer warms.

Alright, now a fun fact about yourself!

My favorite hobby is rock climbing.