Capital at Play takes a look at the man behind WNC’s very own weather service, Ray’s Weather:
When Ray Russell was a little baby
Settin’ on his mama’s knee,
He pointed his finger at an isobar,
Said “A weatherman is what I want to be, Lord, Lord,
“A weatherman is what I want to be.”
Well, not exactly, but almost. The weather has fascinated Ray Russell since his childhood, to the extent that plumbing its mysteries has been a lifetime quest that has led him right through a stint as a preacher and a career in computer science to founding and maintaining what’s considered by many to be the go-to source for accurate meteorological information: Ray’s Weather Center.
Read the article here.
Xpress coverage of Ray’s Weather in 2008 is here.