NOAA’S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS A NEW LEADER
OF HASTINGS, NEB., WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE
“With his years of experience at National Weather Service locations that see some of the most volatile weather in the country, Steve possesses a wealth of weather forecasting knowledge that will well serve the people of south-central Nebraska and north-central Kansas,” said Lynn P. Maximuk, director of the 14-state National Weather Service Central Region, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. “I know Steve’s experience and leadership will be assets to the staff and to Nebraska and Kansas residents. He will continue to promote the excellent coordination with local governments and the business community, as well as supporting public outreach, which has been a strong point of the Hastings office.
A 1984 graduate earning a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric sciences at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Eddy began his National Weather Service career as a meteorologist intern at the National Weather Service forecast office in Huron, S.D., in 1986. He served as a journeyman forecaster at the Sioux Falls, S.D., office and was promoted to lead forecaster at the Indianapolis forecast office in 1994. Eddy was selected as warning coordination meteorologist at the newly established northern Indiana weather forecast office near Syracuse in 2001. In his nearly six years at the northern Indiana office, Eddy developed an outstanding outreach program with surrounding communities and honed his management skills through work, church and community activities.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the outstanding employees in the Hastings office,” Eddy said. “One of our goals will be to continue to find better ways to provide timely and accurate weather warnings and forecast information to our customers. Communications technologies continue to advance at such a high rate, we need to continue constantly to explore new and innovative ways to serve our customers in an attempt to protect their lives and property from hazardous weather.”