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
  • More showers on the forecast all week with some sun breaks during the day

    SEATTLE – More rain is coming this week with some sloppy periods, but each day will have a few hours that is dry, so take advantage of them when you get them. Monday will be very wet, especially in the afternoon. There will be less rain on Monday morning, but tons of it will be here by the evening. Tuesday starts out very wet, but the afternoon will have less rain. Tuesday looks pretty gusty too, and I can’t rule […]

  • Scattered showers will drag on for the rest of January

    SEATTLE – It’ll rain every day for the rest of this month, but the good news is that it shouldn’t last all day. Wednesday starts out with less rain, but the rest of the day will be wet and breezy. Thursday looks wet, but Thursday evening has less rain. Thursday night through Saturday is when the rivers will run high and fast and that is the period when we would have some flooding especially on the Tolt and Snoqualmie rivers. […]

  • Mild temperatures on the Tuesday forecast across western Washington

    SEATTLE – Mild, wet and breezy days ahead this week! Tuesday has passing showers and it’ll be breezy. The mountains get another good shot of snow adding to their impressive totals this month. The afternoon has some isolated thunderstorms for the lowlands, but they will pass by rapidly. Wednesday looks pretty wet with more mountain snow. Thursday is mild enough that rain falls in the mountains instead of snow and that will make our rivers run high and fast for […]

  • Icy roads, scattered snow showers possible Friday morning

    SEATTLE — We could still see a few passing snow showers across the lowlands Thursday night, but generally the wintry weather has moved above 1,500 feet. Friday morning will be chilly with some black ice and a few passing snow showers. Friday will have sun breaks with a few passing showers. We are getting reports of black ice forming on streets ( Lake City, Northgate in Seattle, Monroe ) either from a passing shower or leftover moisture. Temperatures will drop […]

  • Wind storm brings more outages, downed trees

    SEATTLE — Strong winds knocked out power to thousands of western Washington residents Wednesday night, but it was quickly being restored around the region early Thursday. Temperatures also have warmed across most of western Washington overnight – except for parts of Whatcom County where cold air remains. Bellingham airport warmed overnight – only to drop 15 degrees in 15 minutes when the wind switched directions, the National Weather Service reported. Pockets of lowland snow continue through Friday. The areas with […]

  • More power outages likely Wednesday as snow and wind hammer Western Washington

    SEATTLE — It will be snowy now through early Wednesday. Most of the snow will be North of Seattle. The Eastside and North Interior through Port Angeles and the Coast will have more than 3 inches and some will top another 6 inches. Most of Wednesday morning will be dry between storms. Wednesday has another round of wet and heavy snow, but this time it will be for the Hood Canal and the South Sound out toward the Coast. Wednesday […]

  • Expect passing snow showers as wintry weather continues through Friday

    SEATTLE — Wintry weather will continue through Friday. Snow levels will rise above the cities by Friday night. Heavy snow continues for the foothills and mountains through the weekend. Snow level remains near the surface through Friday, but goes up to 1,500 feet by the weekend. More pass closures through the weekend! There will be more lowland snow this week but it will be localized in the form of passing snow showers. The most snow will be away from Puget […]

  • Friday forecast: Gusting wind, snow and freezing temperatures

    SEATTLE – The winter weather will be here for a long time. More snow for areas north of Seattle is in the forecast from early Friday morning – midnight to 6 a.m. I’m not expecting more than an inch or two because it all turns to rain by 9 a.m. Even Seattle can “see” snow for a few hours early Friday. Friday will be very windy and very wet. The strongest winds will be north of Seattle with gusts as […]

  • Lowland snow chances increase Thursday and Friday as colder weather moves in

    Now through the Jan. 18 expect wintry weather, and that means heavy rain, heavy mountain snow, windy periods, more urban street flooding, low snow levels, cold days, icy roads and generally raw weather. Winter is here!

  • Colder weather pattern could lead to lowland snow Thursday

    SEATTLE — Winter is here! Wednesday and Thursday will have much less rain and rivers should start to drop, but now we will have more mudslides and colder air. The dry weather is welcome but this also starts a new pattern of cold. Light rain/snow mix possible THU & FRI mornings for interior lowlands along I-5 from Everett N to 🇨🇦 & foothills. However, significant uncertainty in temps at that time. Accumulations, if any, look to be light. Keep up […]

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