Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Charlie Phillips, and like so many other meteorologists, my interest in weather was piqued when I saw a massive storm before I knew how to speak in complete sentences. I’ve come a long way since experiencing that vivid thunderstorm in Albuquerque, and in 2015, I finally graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in atmospheric sciences. In September 2016, I moved from Seattle to Portland for a job forecasting energy production for wind farms along Columbia River Gorge, and I’m having a great time here.
Although weather has been one of my most enduring interests, it is by no means my only one. I am an avid fisherman and an even better clammer, as evidenced by my Youtube documentary on geoducks that has racked up over 250,000 views. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I love spending time in the great outdoors and am particularly fond of skiing in the Cascades. I’ve played saxophone since 5th grade, and I toured all over the United States and Europe throughout high school to play with the Garfield High School jazz band. I’ve accepted that I’ll likely never have the privilege of playing in Lincoln Center again, but you can often find me in my funk band, Circular Reasoning, at a bar, club, music venue, or eating establishment near you.
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