Robyn Heffernan is a National Weather Service (NWS) Fire Weather Meteorologist located at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, ID. Robyn began her career in the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) for the National Weather Service office in Phoenix, AZ in 1998 while finishing her Bachelor of Science degree at Arizona State University. She later transitioned to an Intern Forecaster position in the Phoenix Weather Forecast Office (WFO) upon graduation. Robyn moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 2001 to work as a forecaster for a local utility. She forecast power loads for the utility company as well as provided long-term weather and climate forecasts for gas and powers traders.
Robyn later returned to the National Weather Service as a Forecaster in the Boise, ID office in 2003. In the middle of the 2005 western fire season, Robyn joined the Predictive Services program as the Assistant National Fire Weather Program Manager for the Bureau of Land Management. Robyn assisted in managing the national fire weather program within Predictive Services, as well as the national Predictive Services program itself, for the wildland fire agencies. In 2011, Robyn joined the National Weather Service to manage fire weather science and technology-based efforts.
Robyn is married and the proud mother of 3 young children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and working with non-profit organizations.
Robyn Heffernan was also a guest scientist for this topic in 2009, 2007.
Vin Crosby has been broadcasting the weather for the Treasure Valley as a Chief Meteorologist since 1999, including three years at KBOI from 2003 to 2006. In 2007 he founded a national weather forecasting web site for weddings called BridalWeather.com and still forecasts for it today.
Before coming to Idaho he worked in Raleigh, North Carolina as a morning weather anchor and weekend weather anchor/reporter from 1995 to 1999. He was featured nationally several times broadcasting from the beaches of North Carolina during land-falling hurricanes.
From 1993 to 1995 he worked at The Weather Channel as a radio meteorologist and a forecaster. His job was to work with the team analyzing the weather, create the forecast and the maps, and brief the on air talent.
From 1991 to 1993 he worked for ETC (ElectronicTele-Communications) in Atlanta, preparing two day forecasts for 400 cities across the country including Mountain Home and Pocatello.
Vin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Plymouth State University, New Hampshire in 1991 where he also played four years on the baseball team. He was born and raised in Johnston, Rhode Island and graduated high school in 1987.
Vin has a son in college and daughters in high school and elementary school. "Our house is never quiet, and we like that most of the time!" They live in Nampa.
Vin loves to fly-fish and he started hunting here in Idaho in 2005 and fell in love with that too! He also enjoys skiing, trying to ride a horse, being outdoors, and spending time with the family!
Past guests for this topic include: Ellie Kelch, Scott Dorval and Carl Weinbrecht.
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