I have been interested in Meteorology ever since I was a kid growing up on a chicken farm in Toms River, NJ. I remember one winter evening when a big snowstorm was predicted for the next day and I really didn't want to go to school the next day. It hadn't started by early evening, so I went outside with a spray bottle of water and sprayed the air -- and we woke up to over 6" of snow and no school. That never worked again!
The earliest weather forecaster I remember on TV was Tex Antione, aka Mr. Weatherby, followed by Frank Fields. Now the best meteorologist in the NYC area, IMHO, is Craig Allen -- Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
My brother & I used to track hurricanes on a high National Geographic map of the Atlantic Ocean.
When I went to Rutgers, I toyed with becoming a Meteorology major, but I would have had to take many science courses, so I just joined the Meteorolgy Club. I was one of two non-Meterology majors in the club and could read the weather maps better than they could and forecast better.
The one website I use quite often when I want to look at the different computer models is Pivotal Weather.