Patrick Hyland, CCM, is a Forensic Meteorologist with Haag Engineering. Mr. Hyland has over 15 years of experience in meteorology, including ten years providing meteorological consulting services for a variety of cases where expertise is required. He most recently served as a Research Meteorologist with the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Warning Research Development Division (WRDD). He was responsible for developing cutting-edge tools, algorithms, products, and techniques to improve the warning-decision-making process for use in operational National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Offices for the protection of life and property. He focused on radar severe weather applications, probability and impacts research, and the Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) system.
As a Consulting Meteorologist for Snow & Associates and HylandWX Consulting, Mr. Hyland was responsible for gathering relevant datasets from various databases for weather-related cases and creating visualizations of datasets for report writing, depositions, and expert testimony. He served as the Coordinator of External Relations for the National Weather Center, where he worked to bridge the gap between science and the public through management of the National Weather Center tour program and outreach efforts to promote the University of Oklahoma and NOAA. Mr. Hyland has also served as a Research Fellow, investigating the microphysical and electrical structure of clouds during natural and rocket-and-wire triggered lightning strikes.
Mr. Hyland earned a Master of Science degree in Meteorology from University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology with Special Distinction from the University of Oklahoma. His certifications include American Meteorological Society Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM #771) and Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) with the Greater Oklahoma City Tourism Ambassadors Program. He has been honored with 2022 Trailblazer Award from Pathful, Inc. and the National Weather Association (NWA) Special Appreciation Award, among many others. His memberships include the American Meteorological Society, Association of Certified Meteorologists, National Weather Association, National Weather Museum and Science Center, Norman Chamber of Commerce Weather Committee, and NormanNEXT.