Melissa Thomas

My father was in the Air Force growing up and we were stationed in Okinawa, Japan for many years. While there, my family and I rode out many Typhoons each season developing awe in myself of what the atmosphere is capable. 

I then moved to Bay County when my father got stationed to Tyndall AFB and attended Callaway Elementary, Everitt Middle School, and graduated Rutherford High School.

After graduating high school in 2009, I went to Gulf Coast State College but dropped out after three years. After working a several jobs trying to find my fit in the community, I decided to return to college as a 24-year-old and chase my extreme passion for weather.

I graduated from Florida State University in 2019 with a B.S. in meteorology.

I love my hometown and did not want to move away, especially after Hurricane Michael. It is an honor and dream come true to help keep the Florida panhandle weather-aware, prepared and safe!

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