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NWS Twin Cities/Chanhassen is excited to announce Daniel Hawblitzel as the new Meteorologist in Charge. 

Dan is coming to the Twin Cities Weather Forecast Office (WFO) from the WFO in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served as the Science and Operations Officer since 2017. Previous to his tenure in Nashville, Dan worked as a forecaster at the WFOs in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, Missouri and Wilmington, Ohio.  Dan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science at the University of Missouri and his Master’s Degree in Atmospheric Science at Texas A&M University. 

Dan has worked on a number of science-to-service projects, including VORTEX-Southeast social science and risk communication projects, collaborated severe weather forecasting, probabilistic winter weather information and social media communication. Dan currently serves as the leader of the Weather Resilient Tennessee initiative, which integrates all NWS forecast offices and media outlets that serve the state of Tennessee to ensure unified forecast services to all residents statewide. Dan is also involved in a number of culture initiatives to ensure an environment of inclusiveness and openness across the NWS.  

Dan will be joining the Twin Cities team in late June, and is excited to serve the community with his passions for science and providing quality weather and safety information to our users.