National Weather Service in Jackson Honors Charles Tucker with Prestigious John Campanius Holm Award

On Wednesday August 13, 2008, the National Weather Service in Jackson honored Charles Tucker with the prestigious John Campanius Holm Award.  This award is to honor cooperative observers for outstanding accomplishments in the field of meteorological observations.  It is named for a Lutheran minister, the first person known to have taken systematic weather observations in the American Colonies.  Reverend Holm made observations of climate without the use of instruments in 1644 and 1645, near the present site of Wilmington, Delaware.  No more than twenty-five Holm awards are given annually.  The certificate is signed by the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Mr. Tucker has provided weather observations, stream flow and lake level data to the National Weather Service on a volunteer basis for more than 30 years.  He first started observing at the Buckhorn Lake Dam while working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  After Mr. Tucker retired in 1996, he started the Booneville 1SE station in Owsley County where he continues to reliably report the weather to this day.

The awards ceremony was held at Cody's Corner Restaurant in Buckhorn.  Mr. Tucker was presented with the Holm Award by David Stamper, Observation Program Leader, and Shawn Harley, Meteorologist In Charge for the National Weather Service in Jackson.  Other people in attendance included officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Weather Service employees, and numerous family and friends of Mr. Tucker.

We thank you for your hard work and dedication throughout the years Mr. Tucker! 

Below are a few pictures taken at the awards ceremony.  Click on the pictures below for a larger view. 

Charles Tucker Holm Award Presentation Picture 1

Charles Tucker Holm Award Presentation Picture 2

Shawn Harley, Meteorologist In Charge at NWS Jackson, presents Mr. Tucker with Holm Award.

David Stamper, Observation Program Leader, presents Mr. Tucker with a gift from the National Weather Service in Jackson.

 

Charles Tucker Holm Award Presentation Picture 3

Family and friends gathered for the awards ceremony.


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