Laurence G. Lee, Science and Operations Officer at WFO Greenville-Spartanburg in Greer, SC, will retire on 2 August 2014 with 41 years of Federal service. Larry, a native of Hendersonville, NC, received his B.S. in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1969 and a M.S. in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma in 1972. Larry’s career included stops at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, National Climate Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, WSFO Anchorage, WSFO Atlanta, WSFO Raleigh-Durham, WSFO Louisville and WFO Greenville-Spartanburg.
Larry made tremendous contributions to the science of meteorology, especially across the Southeast. He authored and co-authored reports, summaries, and articles in Monthly Weather Review, Weather and Forecasting, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, National Weather Digest, Physical Geography, and Landslides. He has collaborated in projects with UNC-Asheville, UNC-Charlotte, Clemson University, Appalachian State University, NC State University, the NC Geological Survey, and neighboring WFOs. He has greatly contributed to the infusion of science into forecast operations and the professional development and mentoring of many NWS meteorologists. His science smarts and down to earth personality have made him a key contributor to the collaboration for improved meteorology in the mid-Atlantic and southeast and he will be missed.
Thanks to Larry Gabric for contributing to this biography.