Bill Bunting named SPC Operations Chief

In April, Bill Bunting became operations chief of the Storm Prediction Center.

Bill has been involved with the National Weather Service Forecast Offices for more than 20 years, most recently serving as the Meteorologist-In-Charge at the Fort Worth Forecast Office. He has also worked in New York City, Lansing, Mich., and Kansas City as well. Bunting is no stranger to Norman, however, as he worked as a forecaster at the Norman Forecast Office from 1990-1993. As the operations chief, Bunting supervises the 22 forecasters, is responsible for the forecasts that leave the office, and generally oversees the forecast office.

Bunting received his bachelor’s degree in meteorology and psychology from The University of Oklahoma in 1984. On returning to Norman Bunting said, “I’ve always admired the Storm Prediction Center’s expertise and innovation in terms of  forecasts they provide, and the opportunity to be a part of this group was one I couldn’t pass up.”

Bunting said he was “very much looking forward to the collaborative opportunities” between the Weather Forecast Office, National Severe Storms Laboratory, and other service branches here in the Norman office.

Bunting is taking over this position from Dave Imy, who retired in December.