NWS Jackson Honors Dewey Conn with Prestigious Holm Award

National Weather Service in Jackson Honors Dewey Conn with Prestigious John Campanius Holm Award

On Saturday August 16, 2008, the National Weather Service in Jackson honored Dewey Conn 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. Conn has provided weather observations and stream flow data to the National Weather Service on a volunteer basis for more than 30 years from his home near Martin, KY in Floyd County.

The awards ceremony was held at his daughter's home near Martin.  Mr. Conn 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 Central Region of the National Weather Service, Kentucky National Guard, National Weather Service Jackson employees, and numerous family and friends of Mr. Conn.




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