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 Tuesday, rainy Wednesday for western Washington

    There's wet weather in the forecast for western Washington over the next couple of days. 

  • A little rain and a weak cold front in the forecast this week

    SEATTLE — There’s a little rain in the forecast, but overall the week will be mostly dry. Monday starts out with a thick marine layer, with some drizzle/mist for the morning commute. Monday afternoon will be dry with some sun and a high near 72. Tuesday has less clouds so it’ll warm into the 80s. Wednesday has a weak cold front that will bring some rain. It won’t rain all day but plan on showers and a high near 70. […]

  • Cloudy, cooler weekend on tap

    SEATTLE — Friday starts out with a marine layer but it’ll be sunny by the afternoon and a high near 75. Saturday and Sunday will remain mostly cloudy and cooler with highs near 72, quite pleasant but not as sunny as of late. The coast and mountains remain cloudy all weekend! Monday looks pretty cloudy but we start to heat up again later next week. It appears that we may see some 90s a week from now. Summer is NOT […]

  • Summer continues with morning clouds, afternoon sun

    SEATTLE — Summer in the city! Warm days continue. Thursday morning will have a little fog drifting about but for the most part it will be a sunny and warm day with a high near 79. Friday will have some morning clouds but the day will pop up into the mid 70s. Saturday will be cloudy in the morning but sunny in the afternoon. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 75. Monday looks cool but most of […]

  • Summer returns with warm sunshine and a ‘full Sturgeon moon’ Wednesday

    SEATTLE — Summer is back! Tuesday will be warm with highs near 80. Wednesday looks great with a high near 80, and Wednesday night is the “full Sturgeon moon,” aptly named for the ideal sturgeon-fishing that a full moon brings. Thursday will be nice and warm. Friday looks good with more pleasant summer weather. The weekend forecast offers some clouds, some sun with a slight chance of showers, mainly for the mountains and the coast.  Highs around Puget Sound will […]

  • Rain chances this weekend bring a nice break from summer heat

    SEATTLE — We’re getting a nice break from the summer heat. Friday starts out cloudy and misty again but the afternoon will have some nice sun breaks with a high near 73. Friday afternoon will have mountain thunderstorms. Friday night has rain developing that will swing through Puget Sound early Saturday morning, strangely similar to last Friday morning. Summer rains! Saturday will be a nice day after that rain with a high near 70. Sunday looks good with the mid […]

  • Summer sweetness: Morning clouds and afternoon sunshine through Friday

    SEATTLE — Perfect weather for the next couple of days: morning clouds and afternoon sunshine. Highs will be near 73 through the weekend. Thursday starts out cloudy and foggy but the day will be really nice with a high near 72. Seahawks game looks great with a pleasant temperature pretty close to 70 degrees. Go Hawks! Friday starts out cloudy but the sun comes out for a nice afternoon. The mountains will get thunderstorms through the weekend so plan accordingly […]

  • ‘Near perfect’ weather for the rest of the week

    SEATTLE — We’re moving away from hot weather and headed towards nearly perfect weather, with night and morning clouds and afternoon sunshine through the weekend. Highs will be near 75! Enjoy! The two days with the thickest “marine push” will be Thursday and Saturday with lots of clouds those days. The mountains will have afternoon thunderstorms but they seem to stay on the east side of the Cascade Crest. The problem with thunderstorms this time of year is they tend […]

  • Air quality remains ‘mostly good’ as hazy summer heat continues

    SEATTLE — Summer heat continues!  It’s hazy, too, but the air quality seems to be holding mostly in the “good” category due to some mixing winds that help us. Tuesday will be hot with many close to 90 degrees. Wednesday will be warm but not as hot. Thursday has enough of a marine push to keep us in the upper 70s. Friday will be pleasant with highs near 77. Saturday has a weak low that will give showers to the […]

  • Hot and hazy start to the week

    SEATTLE — The summer heat is here. It’ll be a hot and hazy Monday and Tuesday with highs near 90 degrees. The air quality is pretty good but the hazy skies from regional fires may give you a scratchy throat through Tuesday. Wednesday has a little marine push so it cools us to about 80 that day with more ocean air so the haze will dissipate. Thursday will be nice with a high near 78. Thursday might have a few […]

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