About Bob Lutz 


I began my weather hobby at the age of 11 while growing up in Southern New England back in the 1970's.  I was fascinated by weather and began to study weather and climate trends by developing an extensive journal of temperatures, precipitation and severe storm data for our region. 

 In 1978 I left Connecticut for a career in the US Air Force.  I used that opportunity to travel and study weather climate trends and statistics in various locations throughout the United States and Europe. During those 8 years of travel, my interest for weather grew even stronger.  What started out as a hobby soon turned into a secondary profession as a weather consultant for attorneys, farmers, and contractors throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Since moving to Eastern Washington in 1986 I have used my many years of experience to expand tremendously here in the Pacific Northwest.For over 17 years, I provided Broadcast Weather Services and Traffic Reports to NewsTalk 1510 KGA and NewsRadio 920, KXLY in Spokane.  In 1992, I received a national award for Observer of the Year for my work on Fire Storm 1991.  Over the years, I have written several weather-related articles which were published locally by the Spokane Valley News, The Spokesman Review, The National Weather Service in Spokane, Newport Miner, and nationally by the Association of American Weather Observers.   The highlight of my career was the development of a mobile weather van in 1997. I designed and built this unique project from the ground up and the program proved to be successful beyond our wildest dreams! In addition to the mobile weather van, I also developed and implemented a weather education curriculum designed to educate elementary school children about weather and the importance of storm safety.This high-visibility program was the only one of its kind in the country at the time, and won a national award in 2000! 






Throughout my Weather Career, I have been affiliated with several Weather Organizations including:


Weather Station Information


To date my fascination for weather continues more than ever own and operate an independent weather station here in Washington State and share daily climate data with several local weather observers throughout the Inland Northwest. The state-of-the-art equipment allows me the opportunity to provide comprehensive weather statistics and timely data on severe weather episodes to other outside agencies, including the National Weather Service in Spokane as a Co-of Observer.  My monthly weather data summaries and informative weather articles are also published locally by the Newport Miner In addition, I have at my disposal, a unique network of statistics and surface observations from other private weather stations throughout the country which I use to continue my studies on cyclical long range weather patterns.


Here are just a few Weather Events that I was privileged to forecast, and be a part of over the years:


Inland Northwest  -  1986 to Present: