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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
  • 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 […]

  • 10 straight days of hot summer temps headed this way

    SEATTLE — Summer will roll on with lots of afternoon sunshine and highs near 80 for the next 10 days. The exceptions will be some days with some morning clouds and some days with mountain thunderstorms. This weekend actually looks warmer with highs near 90. Mountain thunderstorms can bring fires to eastern Washington so on those days I’ll give you an extra heads up. Enjoy summer in Seattle.

  • FORECAST: Perfect weather in the Northwest all week

    SEATTLE — Summer is in full force. You can expect sunny and warm weather all the way through this next weekend. There will be some morning clouds and it will be breezy each day but the overall pattern is sunny for the long haul. Next weekend actually looks pretty toasty, with highs near 90 Saturday and Sunday. Practice water safety, fire safety, stay hydrated and enjoy summer in Seattle.

  • FORECAST: A pleasant evening, but passing showers Friday morning

    SEATTLE — Another pleasant evening in Seattle. Breezy, with showers mainly near the foothills/mountains. Friday has some passing showers. Most of the rain will move through by midday. Saturday has morning showers but the afternoon looks pretty good. Sunday starts a nice warming trend, and the first day of July will be in the 80s.

  • FORECAST: Pleasant, humid weather continues in Seattle

    SEATTLE — Pleasant and humid weather continues across Western Washington. Passing showers in the south sound, but for the most part we are dry through the weekend. The wettest period looks like Friday for a few hours and early Saturday for a few hours. The overall pattern is dry. Lows near 58 and highs near 70. Sunday afternoon starts a warming trend with highs next week in the 80s. Right now, the 4th of July looks fine with some PM […]

  • Pleasant in Western Washington for most of week

    SEATTLE — Pleasant weather continues. More clouds and a little cooler but pretty nice overall. Some summer rains roll through at times but for the most part we will be dry. It looks like the wettest period will be Friday morning for the metro area, but the foothills and mountains see more rain than anyone else. Lows near 55 and highs near 70.

  • Forecast: More clouds, cooler in Western Washington

    SEATTLE — Warm and muggy tonight, with lows near 60 in Seattle. There will be a few showers overnight into Tuesday morning. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, with highs near 68. Wednesday will have some afternoon showers, mainly south of Seattle. Thursday has some passing showers. Friday looks mostly dry, and Saturday has a few showers. Sunday looks dry. The overall forecast is more dry than wet, with highs near normal.