Allow me to introduce you to James Boyle, a 2005 NBHS grad that has, since graduating, earned a master's degree in applied meteorology. James lives in Northford and bears a passion for weather.
Starting next week, James will be the official weather forecaster for North Branford Patch. He'll provide original forecasts exclusive to our town. If you're planning a garage sale and you need to know the weather on your very street, ask him in the comments section of his forecast.
And now that I'm done introducing him, I'll allow James to speak for himself:
Hello, my name is James Boyle. Ever since I was 8 years old I knew I wanted to be a meteorologist - winter weather has always fascinated me. Growing up in New England really helped to spark my interest in the white stuff. I graduated from North Branford High School in 2005 and went on to receive my bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Western Connecticut State University, and then my master’s degree in applied meteorology from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.
While completing my bachelor’s degree, I was lucky enough to score an internship with Dr. Mel at WTNH. I spent a summer learning and improving my forecasting skills from one of the greatest. In 2009, I finished up at WCSU and immediately went on to receive my master’s degree from Plymouth State University. At Plymouth, I learned how to apply my meteorology skills in a more technical manner than before.
Learning and understanding radar and satellite imagery, as well as interpreting model data has helped me to become a better forecaster. In Dec. 2010, I was awarded my master’s degree in applied meteorology. I came back to my hometown of Northford with a wealth of knowledge and an eagerness to provide people with an accurate and up-to-date weather forecast.
All of my North Branford Patch forecasts will be handmade. I will use model data, real-time radar and satellite imagery, as well as a number of other tools and equipment used by the National Weather Service to give you a pinpoint forecast exclusive to the Northford/North Branford area.
Living here and understanding the weather associated with this region has allowed me to recognize smaller local details that many of the other big weather providers sometimes miss. This means that you will get a more accurate and reliable forecast from me.