Dr. Josh Durkee earned his Bachelor’s of Science at Western Kentucky University in 2000 where he studied geography, weather and climate, hydrology, and art. He moved to Athens, GA in 2001 to pursue graduate studies in geography, meteorology, remote sensing, and hydrology at the University of Georgia, where he completed his Master’s of Science (2003) and Ph.D. (2008) degrees. Dr. Durkee returned to Bowling Green, KY, where he became a professor in the Meteorology Program at WKU in 2008. There he developed an award-winning, nationally recognized severe storms forecasting field course, and established the College Heights Atmospheric Observatory for Students (CHAOS) forecast and research facility. His latest innovation is with White Squirrel Weather, a hyperlocal weather monitoring & decision-support and training service for weather hazard emergency preparedness & safety awareness. As of 2018, Dr. Durkee serves as the dedicated meteorologist for WKU.
Jonathan holds a Master’s of Geoscience and undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Western Kentucky University (WKU), and has over 28 years’ experience in water quality and quantity. Jonathan also has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator and is the co-founder of White Squirrel Weather. Jonathan has been at WKU since 2008 where he as worked in Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management. His current positions include Instructor for the Department of Geography and Geology and Creative Science Director for the WKU Meteorology Program.