Mr. McLain receives meteorology award

Reporter 2014

Mr. Bob McLain, Collaborative Learning Center assistant, was recently awarded the John Campanius Holm Award for outstanding achievement in meteorology. Mr. McLain has been weather watching for over 30 years.

The John Campanius Holm Award is given each year to 25 meteorologists out of roughly 11,000 candidates. John Campanius Holm was the first person to take systematic weather observations in the United States in 1645. The recipients receive the award for going above and beyond in the field of meteorology.

“It’s an honor to receive this award because I have such a passion for weather observing. I haven’t missed a day of observations in over 30 years,” said Mr. McLain.

Mr. McLain was interested in weather since he was about 7 years old. He knew at such a young age that this was what he wanted to spend his life doing.

“When I was a young boy, I would always look into the sky and wonder why some of the clouds looked different than the other ones. I was so interested by it, so I always knew I wanted to continue working with weather,” said Mr. McLain.

by Brooks Hepp