My job is to tell the truth (although some may argue), so you may be surprised as to the reason I became a Meteorologist. While I have always loved and been fascinated with the weather, I went to college in Wisconsin to become an Electrical Engineer. I spent many years building and designing speakers, and electrical equipment (I was a D.J. as well), so it seemed natural to follow my calling.
Well, after a year and one half of "hard studying" (that's why we go to school...right?), I realized I needed to make a change. I didn't want to lose any credits, so I decided Meteorology looked like fun. After 4 years and a degree, I found out that the job market wasn't really good, and that I could make more money bagging groceries!!! So I went back to school, got my masters degree in Meteorology, interned at a local T.V. station for two years (with no pay), and caught a lucky break.
My first job in TV was doing weekend weather in Madison, Wisconsin. After all those years of freezing in 80 below zero cold, I got a chance to go to New England, where winter is only 20 below, but the snowfall can be seven feet!! Massachusetts was beautiful, the people were friendly, but way too much snow! Of course, going back to Milwaukee after that eliminated the heavy snow, but then it was too cold again!
Finally, after the frostbite wore off, it was time to move to a place where we wouldn't need the snowblower, the shovels, and the seven layers of clothing. Texas was the perfect choice! The people here are super friendly, the winters are mild, and my clothing bill will be significantly lower. O.K., so summers are a WEE BIT warm. But I can always take my kids and visit my parents back in New York!
I enjoy racquetball, good wine, gourmet cooking, gardening and hanging out with my kids Nathan and Lexi.
If you want to complain, be nice or something in-between, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The sweltering September heat isn’t going away just yet. Temperatures are expected to climb to record highs this week. But there’s finally hope on the horizon.
Smoke from wildfires in Canada has again made its way into Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
This August we have seen several heat records fall, but we will be getting a break from the triple-digits as the month comes to an end.
This week we should see more record-breaking temperatures, but Mother Nature is cranking up the humidity.
We hope you enjoyed a break from the heat earlier this week, because it is coming back with a vengeance.
People in North Texas woke up on Tuesday morning to temperatures below 80 degrees for the first time in a long time. Our break from the heat won't last long.
An August (not so) cold front will send temperatures tumbling below the 100-degree mark this week. How long of a break we will get before temperatures go right back above 105.
North Texas is in for another day of near-record heat with an excessive heat warning in effect this afternoon. ERCOT also expects the state will set another power consumption record on Tuesday.
Texas set a record for power demand on Monday and could break that record again Tuesday as extremely hot temperatures remain across the state.
An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through at least Thursday evening for the area.