Tag: J.B.

Loss Of A Legend

Loss Of A Legend

| May 11, 2015 @ 7:26 pm

When J.B.’s son Steve broke the news to me this afternoon, it almost took my breath away. Yes, we all know J.B.’s heath was failing, but I don’t think anyone expected his death so soon. J.B. Elliott was born April 17, 1932, about one month after a generational tornado outbreak that killed hundreds of Alabamians […]

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Sad News To Report

Sad News To Report

| May 11, 2015 @ 4:40 pm

My long time mentor, J.B. Elliott, who worked at the National Weather Service in Birmingham for over 30 years, passed away this afternoon. Some of you recall hearing him on NOAA Weather Radio for years, and most of you loved hearing him on our show WeatherBrains. He wrote countless posts on the blog. More to […]

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A Legend Retires

A Legend Retires

| April 15, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

It is my sad duty to let you know that “the world’s greatest weatherman”… J.B. Elliott… is officially retiring this week from weather work. J.B. is my mentor, and the main reason I am a professional meteorologist today. He is a trusted friend that never seems to have a bad day. His roots are in […]

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