Dr. Rick Knabb is a mature and prominent American meteorologist who was director of 'The Hurricane Center' and currently working for The Weather Channel as an on-air hurricane expert and tropical program manager.
He is known for his outstanding contribution to simplifying complex weather news for the public and saving their lives by warning about severe weather conditions.
Wiki: Education and early career
Growing up, watching the weather news channel, Rick has set his mind since childhood to work for the safety of people by warning them about the severe weather conditions.
To pursue his dream, he completed his Bachelor in Atmospheric Science from Purdue University.
To uplift his knowledge, he again joined Florida State University and took a degree of Masters and Ph.D. in meteorologist.
After graduation, he started working for the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and became Senior Hurricane Specialist after working there for some years.
Then he served as a deputy director of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Hawaii.
He shifted his job to the Weather Channel in 2012 and again rejoined NHC to become a director.
Struggle to be with wife and family
Inspired to serve humanity and yearned for having accurate, insightful forecasting, Rick has always maintained dedicated towards his profession.
Often he sacrificed his time, which he can spend to his family for his professional life.
In an interview with NHC and Central Pacific Hurricane Centre, he has mentioned that he is choosing his dream job and position at NHC so that he can stay long with one place with his family.
Although this job allowed him to stay longer with them, again, he had to travel frequently and had to struggle to manage time and be with his wife and family.
He shared that traveling has become annoying and out of control for his wife as they have shifted frequently since their marriage.
A married man who loves cooking
In his spare time, Rick prefers to spend quality time with his family.
While he is at home, he helped his wife in making foods, which is also his cathartic therapy to release stress and alleviate himself.
He is a happily married man who loves cooking. He even has favorite recipes that her wife liked, too, and has shared with her.
Additionally, the couple likes to amuse themselves in water, no matter it would be in the pool or at the beach. He often called these sites as his brain eraser.
Wedding to college inamorata
Although Rick has remained his personal life low profiled, he has shared a little bit about his bride with an interview with 'we Love Weather.'
Although he has not mentioned her name, he has told that their first meeting happened when he was studying at undergraduate with freshman year scholarship.
She also read in the same university. It can be guessed that he had his wedding to his college inamorata.
There is not any information about their wedding or any photos of them.
The only fact is known is that they got separated and stayed in a distance relationship as Rick was determined to pursue a graduate degree.
Rick has a son about 15 years old. But he has not revealed information, even his name to the public.
Currently, he has got his new passion, which is to spend time with his son and do technology programming with him.
As per weloveweather.com, his ideal days are sitting with son at the beach with their laptops and programming.
Today with 'The Weather Channel'
Knabb has returned to The Weather Channel after five years of serving at NHC. Today he is trusted voice in the channel and splashing his magic again on forecasting.
This time he has rejoined with an expectation to bridge the gap between the public and them using technology such as GOES satellite imagery.
Rick has not revealed his salary till now. Also, there is not available of his current salary.
However, as per federalpay.org, his salary in 2016 was $177395 as he has more experience than before it can be guessed that his salary has increased than before.
- Rick has remained tight-lipped about his personal life, including his age.
- His exact height is not available right now; we are looking forward to it and update soon.
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