Congratulations James Spann, 2019 National Weatherperson Of The Year

| February 1, 2019 @ 8:02 pm

Image from the official FLASH Facebook page.

For his dedication to his community and for working tirelessly to prepare the public for severe weather, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. (FLASH) is honored to announce that James Spann has been chosen as the 2019 National Weatherperson of the Year.

Dominic Sims, International Code Council CEO and FLASH Board Member, presented the award earlier to James Spann this evening at ABC 33/40.

Here is the official post from the FLASH Facebook page…

The official process began with a field of 70 nominations that were eventually whittled down to five finallist through an online Facebook poll on the FLASH page. The four other finalists were:

Jeff Lindner, Meteorologist – Harris County Flood Control District
Dr. Matthew Sitkowski, Executive Weather Producer – The Weather Channel
Tom Skilling, Chief Meteorologist – WGN-TV Chicago
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Past winners of the National Weatherperson of the Year Award:
2014 – Jim Cantore, On-Camera Meteorologist and Co-Host, “AMHQ” – The Weather Channel
2015 – Max Mayfield, former National Hurricane Center Director & Hurricane Specialist – WPLG-TV
2016 – Alex Garcia, Chief Meteorologist – KABB-TV
2017 – Dr. Richard Knabb, Hurricane Expert & Tropical Program Manager – The Weather Channel
2018 – Ada Monzón, Meteorologist, AMS Fellow – CBM-WIPR-TV Puerto Rico

For the win, James will be featured on the National Weatherperson of the Year Facebook page and win a complimentary trip to the National Disaster Resilience Conference as well.

Congratulations James!

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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