ABOUT DYNAMIC WEATHER AGENCY
Dynamic Weather Agency LLC was established in late September of 2016 by consulting meteorologist and storm tracker James Longwith. Dynamic Weather Agency LLC. was previously operated under the name of BowEcho Chase Team from 2012-2016. At Dynamic Weather Agency LLC. we specialize in weather consulting and forecasting for businesses, schools, churches, and other organizations. We also provide weather consulting and forecasting services for outdoor events such as concerts, races, fairs, and much more. In addition to weather forecasting and consulting, during severe weather events Dynamic Weather Agency strives on keeping the communities we forecast for safe by providing real-time weather reports to the NWS during severe weather outbreaks. We stream our chases live to our website for our subscribers and also provide live videos and stock footage for the news and media outlets in the areas we chase. Dynamic Weather Agency LLC brings over 9 years of experience when it comes to tracking storms. Our footage is seen on all the major national and local news and media outlets including the Weather Channel, Good Morning America, World's Wildest Weather, ABC, CNN, and CBS just to name a few. Not only do we chase severe weather, but we also cover, hurricanes, flooding events, droughts, extreme temperatures, and winter weather. Dynamic Weather Agency LLC is recognized by NWS/NOAA as a WeatherReady Nation Ambassador, with the initiative to spread weather awareness and preparedness to all our customers because the goal of all-weather forecasters is to protect life and property.
Dynamic Weather Agency strives in providing accurate and reliable weather forecasts to our customers. Our goal is to help save lives and help out in the warning process. We strive to document mother nature's most violent weather on earth and send accurate weather reports to the NWS.
Whether you're in need of a quick out-the-door forecast for your day knowing whether or not to take that umbrella with you, or if your business depends on accurate and detailed weather information on a daily basis, our services can be customized to fit your needs!
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Meet The Team
Consulting Meteorologist/ Storm Tracker
Active Duty U.S. Air Force (1W0X1)
Years Chasing: 10 Years
# of Tornadoes: 39
# of Hurricanes: 1
#Tropical Storms: 2
James received his Bachelor's degree in Professional Meteorology and Climatology from Ball State University. During his time there he double majored in Geographic Information Systems or GIS while attending Ball State and received a Bachelor's degree for GIScience too.
At Ball State University James was actively involved in the Ball State Storm Chase Team where he served as the Assistant Director of the Storm Chase Team for one year and as the Director of the Storm Chase Team for another two years. During his final year as Director of the Ball State Storm Chase Team, James with the help of his professors and some of his colleagues were able to get Ball State StormReady with the National Weather Service which was a big accomplishment of his. While at Ball State James also served as the President of the Ball State University Weather Society which is an NWA and AMS local organization.
At Ball State, James worked in the Ball State Meteorology lab for two years wherein his final year he was the lead lab assistant where we tutored students in meteorology and climatology. James also worked in the Cardinal Weather Service where we provided weather consulting services and forecasting products to Ball State Athletics and a few other clients around Ball State and Delaware County. During his senior year, James was awarded the David Odom Award and Scholarship for Excellence in Service in Meteorology and Climatology from Ball State University.
James grew up in the small town of Kokomo, IN, where he learned to love and have a passion for weather early on in his career. Hearing the stories about the famous Palm Sunday tornadoes in 1965 and the tornado to hit the local skating rink in 2004 made James want to study and get to know more about weather. James would also say movies like Twister and the tv series Storm Chasers also played a big role in sparking his interest in weather.
Some other interesting facts about James, he enjoys public speaking and talking about meteorology and storm chasing. James has often visited local schools to spread weather awareness from elementary to high schoolers and also talk about his chasing/weather experiences in hopes to spark interest in students hoping some of them will be interested in pursuing an education in meteorology and atmospheric sciences.
James has been featured on many news stories and tv shows including the Weather Channel Series "Wild's Wildest Weather". James was also featured on Local Refresh a podcast where he talked about his chasing experience, forecasting and the famous August 24, 2016 tornado outbreak across the midwest affecting his home town of Kokomo, IN. You can also find James' footage on Good Morning America, ABC, CNN, etc.
James also services active duty in the U.S. Air Force as a Weather Technician.