I grew up in the small town of Mountain Top, PA and ever since I was young I had an insiders perspective on weather from my two parents who are both on-air meteorologists. Seeing their personal passion and love for weather inspired me to follow down the same footpath. I went on to study meteorology at Penn State University where my desire to better understand the weather grew. Upon graduating with a B.S. in Meteorology I had the opportunity to forecast and present the weather at KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs, CO. From there I took an on-air position at WeatherNation in Minneapolis, MN. My ultimate weather goal is to share my passion for meteorology with children and hopefully inspire a young boy or girl to go on to pursuer a career in science.
Education, Awards & Accreditations
Kristin is a graduate of Penn State with a Bachelor of Science degree. While there she was one of a handful of undergraduate students who participated in a 15 minute weather presentation called “Weather World”, the premier source of weather information for Pennsylvania residents. Clark is serious about weather, one of the youngest meteorologists to ever apply for the coveted CBM Seal (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) from the American Meteorological Society, considerably more rigorous and difficult than the standard AMS Seal.
Questions & Answers
Q: What inspired you to become a meteorologist and pursue a career as an on air weather forecaster?
A: I grew up in a household of meteorologists. Both of my parents are on-air meteorologists for the same tv station. I was always surrounded by weather...it's just in my blood!
Q: What is your most memorable weather experience?
A: My parents were in town visiting and we were getting ready for dinner when my father happened to notice from outside my window a tornado forming near downtown Minneapolis. Fortunately no one was injured but it was the first tornado sighting for us all and the fact that we got to experience it together as a family of meteorologists is really special.
Q: Outside of the weather what are your hobbies and life interests?
A: My passion is biking. I especially love mountain biking.
Q: Besides your parents who has influenced you the most in your life?
A: I'm a huge fan of the singer Gwen Stefani. I love her style!
Q: What is a little known fact about you?
A: I mountain biked across Costa Rica from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean.
Q: What are your hopes and dreams for the profession of weather?
A: I love to give school talks about weather. Being able to excite a young child about science is the greatest thing. Hopefully that will inspire them to pursue a career in science.
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