By Bert Case
A Jackson meterologist with over 32 years experience retired Thursday. He is Jim Butch, who was Warning Coordination Meterologist with the Jackson Office of the National Weather Service. Butch had been the voice of the weather service on radio and televison in countless interviews since 1979.
He readily admits the low point for him was 1992, when the Jackson Weather Service was not able to deliver a warning about a tornado that hit Brandon and went on to kill 15 people.
He says high points in his career are the job he did in forecasting the 1979 Easter Flood in Jackson and giving plenty of warning about tornadoes in Madison County in 2001 and Rankin County in 2004, as well as Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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