January 20, 2002 at 3:46 PM CST - Updated July 2 at 9:46 PM
Name: Bud Mashek
Town: Advance, MO
Number of years as Weather Watcher:
Most interesting weather: Witnessed the tornado that went through Cape Girardeau in 1949.
Something extra: Bud is an "official" co-operative observer for the National Weather Service. He records the weather from a piece of equipment that dates back to WWII. He's been doing this for 29 years. Bud is an active member of the Advance High School Alumni group. He says he's only missed one Alumni Banquet in the last 60 years.