Meet a Met: Aaron Studwell

Aaron Studwell


University of Michigan, B.S. Aerospace Engineering

Texas A&M University, M.S. Meteorology

University of Houston, Ph.D. (candidate) Atmospheric Sciences

DTN Marine Team Lead

Has been with DTN 8 months with the acquisition of Wilkens Weather Technologies (7.5 years)

What is your favorite part about being in MetOps?

Working with and mentoring my direct reports.

What is the most challenging part of being in MetOps?

Balancing my Team Lead responsibilities with the forecasting requirements.

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

Hurricane Harvey – Amazing floods and almost non-stop tornado warnings.

What is the craziest weather event you’ve helped a client with?

Hurricane Ike

What has been your most exciting day on the job?

The Saturday that Hurricane Harvey brought so much rain to Houston.

What is one weather myth you always correct people on?

I’m not a broadcast meteorologist!

Any fun weather facts you’d like to share?

The last 50 meters of a lightning strike reaches up from the ground to the lightning bolt coming from the sky.

Alright, now a fun fact about yourself!

I was on the football team that won the 1986 Big Ten championship and I have also worked with two College Football Hall of Fame coaches.