I always knew I wanted to study weather, so after studying earth sciences like meteorology and climatology, I graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in geography. I then headed south to Mississippi State University where I became a certified meteorologist – and also learned to appreciate severe weather and really good BBQ.
I’ve been in Seattle 17 years and am a board-certified meteorologist, with certification from the American Meteorological Society. I have a Television Seal of Approval from the AMS, given only to those with high technical competence in forecasting. I’ve been Emmy-nominated for “Best Weathercaster” five times. I also won “Best Meteorologist” from the Seattle Weekly.
The bottom line is that I love to forecast the weather in the Pacific Northwest. Most people think it rains here constantly, but it really doesn’t. We get half the rainfall that Miami and New York get. We have less rain than Portland, Ore., and often see sun breaks on the grayest winter days. I’ve lived in the Northwest virtually my entire life and have always been fascinated with its changing weather patterns and the challenge it presents in forecasting. I feel it’s one of the hardest places to predict weather in the nation due to the lack of data over the Pacific Ocean, which is where almost all our weather comes. It’s because of this that I try my hardest to get it right.
After forecasting Western Washington weather for more than a decade, I feel with my extensive training, experience and credentials in meteorology that I will get the forecast right more times than not, and I think that if you watch and trust me with your weather needs, you’ll agree.
I’m known around the newsroom for…
Working in the tundra that is my office and the studio.
What keeps me going…
My love for weather and my family are what keep me inspired.

Recent Articles
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    FORECAST: Rain returns Wednesday

    SEATTLE — A pleasant evening in Seattle, but rain will return to all areas Wednesday. Some passing showers will bring heavy amounts. Isolated thunderstorms will roll through, with gusty winds as well. Most will pick up a ½ inch of rain but the beach and mountains will pick up more than an inch and that is WET for July. Thursday afternoon will be dry, and the weekend will be quite warm with highs back into the 80s.

  • FORECAST: Nice in the area through Tuesday; some showers Wednesday

    SEATTLE — The Seattle metropolitan forecast calls for nice weather through Tuesday, with highs near 75. Some rain heads up into the mountains Tuesday night through Thursday morning. Wednesday and Thursday bring showers to the metro area, with most Wednesday evening. Cooler midweek as highs dip below 70 degrees. Friday and the weekend looks warm again with highs near 82.  

  • Pleasant in Seattle this week

    A little light rain continues through early Monday. Monday and Tuesday will be pleasant with afternoon sun breaks and highs near 72. Wednesday will start out dry but end up wet. Showers continue early Thursday but the day should be dry. Friday and the Weekend looks nice and sunny again with highs near 81. The fire areas continue to be dry this week with some possible rain late Wednesday. Walter. 7/20/14

  • THE HEAT IS GONE: Enjoy comfortable weather through the weekend

    SEATTLE — The forecast for the metropolitan area is pleasant. The hot weather is gone for a while. Enjoy this nice and comfortable weather through the weekend. Morning clouds and afternoon sunshine will be the rule, with highs near 73. There will be a little rain north of Seattle, especially Saturday night, but overall it will be minimal.  

  • Seattle has longest warm stretch in 37 years, but relief is in sight!

    SEATTLE — Well, you were part of the longest warm stretch here in Seattle in 37 years. Today marked the 11th day in a row with highs above 80 degrees. That hasn’t happened since 1977. Don’t worry! A nice cool trend starts Thursday with highs back into the 70s. There is a very small chance of some showers this weekend but mainly up north and in the mountains. Eastern Washington stays hot with high fire danger.

  • Over 80 degrees again tomorrow … then back to normal

    SEATTLE — Wednesday will be the 11th day in a row with highs above 80 degrees in Seattle. I have been here at Q13 FOX News for 17 years and that has never happened. So yes, it has been the hottest 11 days in at least 17 years. It is dry, too. We have had only 1 inch of rain over the last 70 days. Thursday and the weekend will be pleasant, with highs back into the 70s.

  • Warm through Wednesday, but it gets cooler starting Thursday

    SEATTLE — Warm summer days roll on. Highs Tuesday and Wednesday will be around 86 degrees. Thursday through the weekend will be cooler, and closer to normal temperatures, with morning clouds and sunny days; highs will be in the 70s. No rainfall expected through the weekend.

  • Isolated storms roll through but heat continues

    Summer heat continues this week with some relief by Thursday. Tonight will be muggy with isolated thunderstorms. Most of these storms will stay in the foothills and mountains but a clap of thunder should be heard across the lowlands and the Metro through Midnight. Very little rain will be associated with the storms but the wind gusts will be strong when one passes. Remember the rule of lightning and thunder is 5 to 1. The flash and within 5 seconds […]

  • Hot yet? Excessive heat watch posted for weekend and next week

    SEATTLE — Summer in the city. An excessive heat watch is posted for the weekend and next week, which means it is going to be unusually hot for at least 10 days. Highs starting Saturday will be around 90 and stay that way all next week. Too hot for Seattle? The lows will make it uncomfortable for sleeping as they drop only to 65 for the long haul. Stay hydrated, use sunscreen, practice water safety and fire safety. Stay cool […]

  • FORECAST: Hot & no rain in sight for next 10 days … at least

    SEATTLE — Summer heat on tap for as long as I can see. No real threat of rain for at least 10 days. There will be a little morning cloud cover but for the most part the sun will prevail for the next week. Over the weekend there is a chance of mountain thunderstorms. Highs will run around 80 degrees Thursday. It gets hotter over the weekend, with highs near 90. Next week looks HOT! Fire danger remains high. Stay […]