I have a degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington and I’m proud to say that I am the first woman and TV weather person to win the annual UW Forecasting Competition in more than 60 years. I’m also a member of the American Meteorological Society and hold its Broadcast Seal.

Aside from that, I also have a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Maryland. After working in New York City as an actress, I moved to Seattle. In the early ‘90s, I co-hosted a children’s TV show on KSTW with Rosco T. Raccoon and won an Emmy.

I am an Air Force brat who was born in Florida and I moved a lot as a kid – I’ve now lived in Seattle longer than anywhere else. I live with my husband and twin teenage boys in north Ballard.

Recent Articles
  • Cold Snap to End the Year

    A ridge of high pressure will keep the clouds away and bring us dry, cold weather for the next few days. Today and tomorrow, expect cold, sunny days with highs in the mid 30s, and cold, clear nights with lows dropping to the 20s or even the teens. This is about 10 degrees below normal. New Year’s Day will be mostly sunny and a little bit warmer, highs near 40. Clouds move back in on Friday and there is a […]

  • Bald eagle in front of a container vessel.  From Noelle in Manchester.

    Mosly sunny & cold for the end of 2014

    We’re starting out with a few snow flurries this morning, but it’ll be mainly dry today and we’ll see sunny skies this afternoon. Arctic air is moving in, so it’ll be cold and colder this week. Highs today near 40, then highs only the mid-to-upper 30s through New Year’s Day, and overnight lows down to the 20s and teens. There is a WIND ADVISORY for Whatcom County and the San Juans today until 4 p.m. Winds are from the northeast […]

  • Picture I took from our deck in West Seattle on the evening last week when we were having thunderstorms all around us. It made for a glorious evening sky. That is Blake Island and the little white speck of light over the north end of Blake is the Ferry dock at Winslow. I just love this picture! From Cary & Cynthia in West Seattle.

    Can you handle the heat? Another day in the 80s

    Today will be a carbon copy of yesterday — abundant sunshine with highs about 10 degrees above normal — around 86 for Seattle. The National Weather Service “Area Forecast Discussion” this morning sums it up well: HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL BRING WARM SUNNY DAYS TO WESTERN WASHINGTON THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK AT LEAST. Our SeaFair weekend will be spectacular with sunny skies and highs in the mid 80s for Seattle. The challenge will be avoiding sunburn and staying hydrated! It’ll […]

  • Ready for more May heat?

    SEATTLE — Another round of some May heat. We’ll be nice and dry for most of this week, actually. But, then there’s some changes ahead just in time for the weekend. TODAY brief clouds and then nice amounts of sunshine. High temps getting to near 80 around Seattle/Puget Sound, even warmer for the South Sound/SW Interior and Cascade Foothills. Not quite record-setting though. The record for today at SeaTac is 84 set back in 1973. Roof looks to be open […]

  • Sunny & warm all work week

    SEATTLE — Get ready for some summer-like weather! A ridge of high pressure is protecting us this week and we’ll see sunshine and warm temps through Friday. Today, morning clouds will give way to mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 70s. Tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday, expect sunny skies and highs around 80 or just above.  Friday, some clouds move in, but we’ll still be mostly sunny with highs in the 70s. Then, it looks like a trough of […]

  • Showers today, but getting nice for Mom!

    SEATTLE — Today will feature showers and there is a chance of thunderstorms. It’ll be cooler than normal, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s.  And it’s breezy too.  Tomorrow we’ll have a few showers with a good drying up.  H ighs will be near 60s. Mother’s Day looks good — partly-to-mostly sunny with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s.  Nice for Mom!  Next week will feel like summer — mostly sunny with highs in the 70s!  Woo hoo!

  • Will the sunshine last through the weekend?

    SEATTLE — Like yesterday, we’ll have a mix of clouds and sun this afternoon and top out a bit above normal, around 60. Tomorrow will be cloudier with a chance of showers to the north — Whatcom & Skagit Counties, mainly, and perhaps the coast. The weekend will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid or even  upper 60s!  Monday, some clouds roll in. A few showers invade Tuesday and Wednesday with highs back to the upper 50s. Viewer […]

  • April sunshine — or do we stick with showers?

    SEATTLE — Yesterday’s showers are out of here and we’ll see nice clearing today and top out near normal — upper 50s to near 60. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with highs near 60. Friday could be a little cloudy with perhaps a bit of rain to the north. The weekend looks like it will be terrific — mostly sunny, low-to-mid 60s!  It will be lovely at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Showers look likely to return on Monday. Viewer photos of the day […]

  • Afternoon showers could close the roof on the Mariners Home Opener

    SEATTLE — A weak cold front is coming through today with afternoon/evening rain in Seattle. It’ll probably be rainy at the beginning of the Mariners Home Opener. After a lovely 70-degree day yesterday, today we’ll top out closer to 60. Tomorrow & Thursday will be nice — dry, partly cloudy, highs in the upper 50s, which is normal this time of year. Friday looks dry for most of us with just a few showers in our northern-most counties.  The coming weekend is looking fantastic […]

  • Will people be sunning themselves at Green Lake today?

    SEATTLE — Beautiful April day today — mostly sunny this afternoon with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s, near 70. Tomorrow, a weak front comes through with a little afternoon rain and the Mariners Home Opener could be “roof closed.” Highs will be in the low 60s.  Wednesday and Thursday look dry, partly sunny, upper 50s.  Friday could have a few showers as a weak front moves through. The coming weekend looks fantastic — mostly sunny with highs in the upper […]