Ryan Schwartz was born and raised in Minnesota, and currently resides in Shakopee, Minnesota.  His passion for weather began as a child watching the local weather channel, and has evolved into storm chasing and Metro SKYWARN spotting to assist with warning lead times during severe weather events.  He has been chasing storms since 2008, and become a SKYWARN spotter for the National Weather Service in 2009.

All forecasts, unless otherwise depicted with graphics and/or text, are the product of Ryan Schwartz.  The National Weather Service is the sole official provider of watches, warnings, and advisories.  This blog will make no attempt to issue such weather alerts independently. Unless otherwise noted, original content is the property of Ryan Schwartz, and can not be used without permission.