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 biggest threat from these storms are rain, hail, high winds, and slight chances for an isolated tornado.
Accumulations of several inches of snow are possible for parts of North Texas, which is still covered in snowfall from Sunday night and Monday.
North Texas got a couple rounds of snow Sunday, and now there is forecasted to be single digit temperatures Monday morning, with subzero wind chill values.
Another round of icy winter weather will move through North Texas on Wednesday night and early Thursday and its effects are likely to be much more widespread than what happened earlier in the day.
Among the counties in the Winter Weather Advisory that begins Tuesday night: Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Wise and Parker.
It's the start of "Meteorological Winter," basically the three coldest months of the year. And Dallas’ first official freeze of the season is proof!
It’s cold Monday morning coming out of the Thanksgiving weekend with wind chills in the 20s. The temperatures also dipped below freezing in parts of North Texas.
Heavy rain and high water caused some typical trouble spots in North Texas Wednesday morning.
The rain and cold made the morning commute miserable for a lot of North Texans on Tuesday morning.
The cold air that barreled into North Texas Monday is still here.