Title: Meteorologist, Consultant, Principal
Company: Johnson Forensic Meteorological Consulting
Location: Tampa, Florida, United States
Anthony “Andy” Johnson, Meteorologist and Principal of Johnson Forensic Meteorological Consulting, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in meteorology.
At the age of three, Mr. Johnson evacuated his home with his family to escape the storm surge and winds of Hurricane Donna. As he grew up, he wanted to understand the science behind these powerful forces of nature. His mother encouraged his interests, buying him weather instruments, books and periodicals and arranging a tour of the weather department of the Tampa CBS affiliate at age seven. Those unique early life experiences effectively predestined Mr. Johnson to pursue a career in meteorology. Mr. Johnson graduated from Florida State University, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology in 1979. At F.S.U. he was inducted into the prestigious honor fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa. The Greek initials Phi Beta Kappa stand for a phrase that can be translated “Love of Learning is the Guide of Life”, a philosophy which Mr. Johnson practices.
Shortly after graduation, Mr. Johnson was hired as a staff meteorologist and consultant for Television Station WTVT-TV in Tampa, Florida, which was the same weather station that his mother had brought him to tour as a child. He broadcast live weather programs at Channel 13 from 1979 until 2013, undergoing multiple promotions that resulted in a final title of weather office manager. His duties included not only weathercasting but also consulting with clients in weather sensitive industries. He established Johnson Forensic Meteorological Consulting, continuing his consulting career in private practice. He currently remains in that role, conducting research for those whose lives or property have been impacted by severe weather.
Throughout his career, Mr. Johnson covered many deadly hurricane events, Florida freezes, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms live on-air for 34 years. He considers earning the public trust to turn to him for timely and calm advice during life-threatening severe weather to be one of his greatest achievements. In the coming years, Mr. Johnson looks forward to continuing to work until he is no longer able. He genuinely enjoys exploring his passion for the weather as he expands his role in his consulting business.
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