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Best Meteorologist: Ken Waters, National Weather Service

We've spent the last year in the laboratory putting Phoenix under the microscope to reveal hundreds of specimens of the best culture, outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer. And we're finally ready to publish our results. Nerd alert! Now presenting Scientific Phoenix.

We aren't giving this guy the nod for best weather guy simply because he's got the most awesome name we've heard for a weatherman in the desert.

See Also: -First Major Haboob of 2012 Swallows Up the Valley (Slideshow) -Laurie Notaro's Five Reasons Why Haboobs Are Awesome

Ken Waters has a cool title, too: warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Phoenix. He collects and interprets data from satellites and radar that allows him to predict when the next haboob is rolling into town.

Waters studied weather for years before taking this job; he also served in the U.S. Air Force as a "weather officer." See the video by Evelyn Ngugi of Waters in action.


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