Q and A with StormHour Featured Meteorologist – Beth Carpenter
Beth Carpenter – Yorktown, Indiana
Beth graduated with a degree in Professional Meteorology and Climatology and a minor in Geographic Information Systems from Ball State University. She became interested in studying meteorology after a tornado ripped through the back yard of her family’s Race Day weekend cookout in 2004.
Question 1. What was your most memorable weather event?
My most memorable weather event was the tornado that ripped through the back yard of our cookout on May 30, 2004 in Plainfield, Indiana. At the time, I was terrified of storms, but the experience is what got me interested in meteorology, and I’ll never forget it!
Question 2. What is your favorite and least favorite type of weather?
My favorite type of weather is severe weather, but I also love snow! My least favorite type of weather is when it is extremely hot and humid.
Question 3. If you weren’t a meteorologist, what would you most like to be?
It’s really odd, but I’ve always through realty would be fun! I also love home renovating and interior designing.
Question 4. From a purely meteorological point of view, where would you most like to live?
I wouldn’t leave Indiana! Here, we experience ALL seasons. We get severe weather, snow, hot summers, and cold winters. I would never want to live where weather is persistent year-round, being a meteorologist!
Question 5. What has been your favorite storm chase?
On May 20, 2017, a beautiful tornado touched down about 300 feet from me in a field in northern Indiana. While it wasn’t large or violent (thankfully!) it was such a beautiful sight to see!
Beth will graduated with a degree in Professional Meteorology and Climatology and a minor in Geographic Information Systems from Ball State University. She became interested in studying meteorology after a tornado ripped through the back yard of her family’s Race Day weekend cookout in 2004.
Some of her hobbies include storm chasing, photography, conducting paranormal investigations, golfing, fishing, and traveling. Beth has been storm chasing for 4 years and also has 3 years of forecasting experience. Beth and her fiance, Joseph Cooper, who is also a meteorologist, founded Thermodynamic Solutions LLC in 2016. Thermodynamic Solutions LLC (TDS Weather for short) is a private weather consulting company based in the Ohio Valley (United States). They offer subscriptions for individuals in the Midwest, as well as Commercial and Agricultural weather consulting for various industries. Beth is also a co-founder of the C-C Index, which has had success forecasting tornadoes down to the county level, 24 hours in advance. Each year, Beth also hosts the annual Indiana Storm Chaser’s Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, where a couple hundred meteorologists, storm chasers, and weather enthusiasts gather each fall for a day full of weather-related presentations and discussion.
She is very active on social media and loves discussing the weather and forecast with others!
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