Jamie has been playing in the rain since she could walk. Though it's not encouraged during a rain storm, not even her grandmother could stop her from running outside, looking up and standing in awe as thunder and lightning would crash all around. After the storm would dissipate, she'd give a full report in her bathing suit and swim cap. She prefers slacks and a jacket now.
Her favorite book, albeit fiction, was and still is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Jamie's grandfather was the first one to show her how to read a barometer, which still hangs in her home. Now, she owns five antique weather instruments and hopes to add to the collection.
Jamie hails from Indiana. She then became a Florida transplant before settling in Georgia. She has experienced many serious weather situations firsthand, from an F3 tornado that destroyed part of her neighborhood in Indianapolis to riding out Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 hurricane that ripped through Fort Myers, Fla. in 2004.
Jamie has two degrees, one from the University of Central Florida in broadcast journalism and another from Mississippi State in geosciences with a certification in broadcast meteorology.