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BornDecember 1981
Atlantic, IA
Name in real lifeNick Nolte (seriously!)
CountryUnited States
Current locationGrand Island, NE
Time zoneCentral Time Zone
Education and employment
OccupationGIS Coordinator
EducationBachelor of Science
UniversityCentral Michigan University
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
HobbiesStorm chasing, Road Tripping
Contact info
Account statistics
JoinedNovember 2, 2005
First editJanuary 12, 2006


Welcome to my user page! My handle on here is Strato|sphere but my real name is Nick. I've been on Wikipedia for over 14 years! My main interests on here are articles related to the transportation networks of the United States, specifically highways in Michigan and Nebraska as well as articles related to meteorology and storm chasing.

About MeEdit

I was born in Iowa, but moved to Michigan when I was still a toddler. I've spent most of my life in Michigan where I attended Central Michigan University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. Degree in Computer Science & Geographic Information Sciences. I worked for a local municipality as a GIS Analyst until October 2016 when I moved to Nebraska to become a GIS Coordinator.

Storm ChaserEdit

When the weather permits, I am an avid storm chaser. I began storm chasing in 2010 when I took a 3-week vacation to the Great Plains in search of supercells and tornadoes! On my first chase day I intercepted a tornado near Wakita, Oklahoma during the May 10–13, 2010 tornado outbreak on May 10th and since then I've logged over 130,000 miles (209,215 km) and spotted 71 tornadoes! I enjoy severe weather and chasing so much I moved to Nebraska in 2016!

Memorable Chase EventsEdit

Here's a quick list of a few storm chases that I put on the top of my list as most memorable:

What userpage is complete without userboxes and awards?Edit

This user has been a Wikipedian since November 2, 2005. 
  This user has created 612
maps for Wikipedia!
 This user has been editing Wikipedia for more than ten years.
4,000+This user has made more than 4,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
1,000+This user has made more than 1,000 contributions to Wikimedia Commons.
 This user has written or expanded 2 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.
CMUThis user is a Chippewa.
BSThis user has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
 This user is a former resident of the U.S. State of Michigan.
 This user lives in the U.S. State of Nebraska.
This user edits articles about Nebraska Highways.
 This user edits articles about Michigan State Trunkline Highways.
  The Working Man's Barnstar
For your great work (both in quality and quantity) at the maps task force, I, TwinsMetsFan, award you this barnstar. TMF Let's Go Mets - Stats 03:07, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I, Scott5114, do hereby award Stratosphere the Tireless Contributor's Barnstar for the huge amount of work that went into propelling the Michigan highway project into uncharted levels of quality. —Scott5114 [EXACT CHANGE ONLY] 05:32, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
  The Michigan State Highways Barnstar
For all that you do to contribute to the Wikipedia:WikiProject Michigan State Highways through maps and article creation/editing. Imzadi1979 08:07, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
  The Michigan State Highways Barnstar
For expanding Brockway Mountain Drive so beautifully that it is listed as a Good Article. Imzadi1979 (talk) 17:24, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
 This user has written or expanded 2 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.