Recent UGA graduate wins national weather forecasting competition

Jordan McLeod, a University of Georgia graduate, recently took home top prize in the 2014-2015 WxChallenge, a yearly national collegiate weather forecasting competition. McLeod, who was earning his master’s degree at UGA when the forecasting competition began in fall 2014, beat out nearly 2,000 participants ranging from undergraduates to tenured professors from over 100 colleges and universities. McLeod graduated from UGA in December with a master’s degree in geography with a concentration in atmospheric sciences. He is now a climatologist with the Southeast Regional Climate Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, an affiliate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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