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Meet Andrew Muehr: A 15-year-old weather prodigy from Greendale

Posted at 10:54 AM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 11:59:36-04

His name is Andrew Muehr, he's 15 years old and he lives in Greendale. He seems like your normal teenager, but once you step into his bedroom you realize he is anything but.

His massive chalkboard takes the space of nearly an entire wall. On this chalkboard you will not find the simple weather terminology you would expect, like cloud types or names or hurricanes.

Instead, there are neatly written theorems, equations, algorithms, variables and vertical atmospheric profiles filling every inch of the wall.

Andrew is currently studying the importance of a super cell's RFD, or rear flank downdraft. This RFD plays a key role in the development of tornadoes. 

Watch Brian's Facebook Live chat with Andrew below:

Andrew has his sights set on one day working for the NOAA Storm Prediction Center, and already has a few colleges in mind. But I can assure you, he is still focused on being a kid and is more than content with crunching numbers in his "weather lab" at home for the next couple of years.