Steve Harned, an AMS Member, and an AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist, is President of Atlantic States Weather Inc in Cary, North Carolina. Mr. Harned has been a practicing meteorologist for over 40 years. Most of this time was spent with the National Weather Service in several managerial, leadership, and forecasting positions in North Carolina, Texas, Alaska, and Maryland. After retiring from the National Weather Service in 2004, Mr. Harned opened Atlantic States Weather Inc, which specializes in providing forensic meteorological services for legal proceedings. Atlantic States Weather's clients have included the United States Department of Justice, the Office of the North Carolina Attorney General, and over 40 law firms representing both plaintiffs and defendants in legal cases in 10 states and the United Kingdom and Greece. Mr. Harned also serves as the Executive Director for the National Weather Association, one of the two professional associations for meteorologists in the United States.