Richard Hamilton has been providing weather observations for the Ludington area for the last 45 years. Richard began observing in October of 1967, and has original paper copies of all but two months of his observations! He has undoubtedly experienced all sorts of weather extremes in these last several decades. Richard is known for providing insightful and colorful remarks in his weather observations. With his 45 years of observing experience, Richard has helped build a climatological understanding of the greater Ludington area. The National Weather Service thanks him for his dedication! Congratulations, Richard!
Richard has lived in Ludington his whole life. He met his wife in town and they have been married for 62 years! Wow! Richard also served in the U.S. Army during World War II and enjoys gathering with fellow veterans in the area. A special luncheon was held on October 31 to honor Richard for his 45 years of observing experience. In attendance were Meteorologist In Charge of NWS Grand Rapids, Dan Cobb, as well as Observing Program Leader, Brandon Hoving. Below is a picture of Richard at the luncheon.