Officer Bios

Tyler Croan- President

Currently a senior at MSU Denver.  A double major in Meteorology and Applied Mathematics.  Areas of interest include: severe mesoscale convection, the evolution of mesoscale systems, the life cycle and evolution of extra tropical cyclones and other synoptic weather systems, and examining the different thermodynamic and dynamic set ups and conditions that precede the occurrence of significant tornadoes, EF-3+ intensity, on the high plains of the United States.

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Andrew Schwartz- Vice President


Position of Andrew Schwartz and Tyler Croan compared to a supercell thunderstorm that produced two needle tornadoes and a stovepipe tornado in June of 2015.

A senior at MSU Denver, Andrew is a winter weather researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research where he works in the Aviation Applications Program located at the Research Applications Lab. His work includes developing and testing weather radar products, writing weather detection algorithms, testing deicing fluids in the NCAR snow machine lab, testing new atmospheric instrumentation, studying super-cooled liquid water and its effects on air travel, and developing new aviation products and models in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration, National Severe Storm Laboratories, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He was recently received a nomination and appointment to the American Meteorological Society’s Measurements Committee.

Andrew is also a severe weather enthusiast and storm chases in his free time in addition to tracking severe weather systems via radar, satellite, and ground measurement systems. To date, he has seen hundreds of severe storms and a large number of tornadoes including the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado of 2013 which is the largest on record at 2.6 miles wide.


Brandon Thorne- Secretary

Brandon is a senior at Metro and is an integral part of the Weather Nation broadcasting team.

Dwight Blanche- Treasurer

Dwight works at NCAR in the in-flight icing department on icing-weather model verification and improvement.


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