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
  • Warmer temps, ample April sunshine on the way

    SEATTLE — Finally, some pleasant weather ahead! It actually looks dry this whole week for the metro at least. Monday starts out with a little fog but the day looks nice, enjoy! Low will be near 39 and high near 57. Tuesday looks lovely with ample April sunshine!! Wednesday looks dry and pleasant. Thursday will jump up into the lower 60s: beautiful spring weather! Friday and weekend look dry for the metro but some showers for the coast and mountains. […]

  • Winter returns this weekend with lower snow levels, cold temps

    SEATTLE — We’ve got passing showers this week but it doesn’t look stormy. Tuesday looks mostly dry for the Metro. Most of the rain will be up north and near the foothills. Tuesday evening looks wet but the Metro gets the least. Wednesday looks mostly dry with some sun breaks. Thursday starts out dry but ends up wet. Friday has a cold front swing through and that will make it colder. Snow levels drop this weekend to 500 feet so […]

  • Rain expected every day this week

    SEATTLE — Happy March. We’ve made past the four hard winter months, and they’ll go down as both the Top 10 wettest and the top 10 mildest winters in recorded history. March came in like a lamb but we now have rain every day this week. It won’t rain the entire time each day but it will rain each day this week. The wettest times will be Monday morning and again Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday and Thursday look wet and breezy […]

  • Wet, windy weather returns Friday and continues into the weekend

    SEATTLE — Friday starts out dry and pleasant, but the afternoon will be wet and breezy. Saturday will be breezy with passing showers and isolated thunderstorms. There will be some sun breaks and rainbows too. It’ll be much colder Saturday with highs dropping at least 10 degrees from Friday’s highs. Although it will be a “typical” Winter day it will seem rather rough considering where we have been the last few days with that “Spring Fever!” The passes will pick […]

  • Afternoon sunshine expected Thursday, but weekend weather looks ‘unsettled’

    SEATTLE — The overall weather pattern is dry right now, but we do have weak fronts swinging through from time to time. The strongest front will be Friday night, and it is just a typical late February system. Thursday starts out cloudy with a little rain Northeast of Seattle. Thursday will be a nice day with highs above normal and some good late winter sunshine. Friday remains dry till about 4 p.m. Friday’s high will be in the mid 50s […]

  • Dry weather and sun breaks through Friday, but the weekend looks wet

    SEATTLE — We are in a quiet pattern for the next few days. Mostly quiet but mainly dry. Now through Wednesday we get a little rain for the coast, Eastside and north of Seattle but very little is expected. Wednesday afternoon looks pretty good with some hazy sunshine. Thursday will be mild with some pleasant sun breaks. Friday will be mild and generally dry. Friday night looks wet as we head into Saturday. Saturday looks wet and breezy with mountain […]

  • Another sunny day before clouds, rain return this weekend

    SEATTLE — Hope you’ve been outside enjoying this awesome weather! Friday will start out cold but the day will be lovely with highs in the 50s and lots of sunshine. Saturday stays dry for the Metro but some showers form at the coast in the afternoon. That means we could see some soggy conditions for the XFL Seattle Dragons and the Seattle Seawolves. Saturday night through Monday morning will have some rain. The steadier rain looks to hold off until Sunday and it […]

  • Seattle sunshine a much-needed break from clouds and rain

    SEATTLE — When the sun is out in Seattle, everyone and everything is out! The mountains, boats, people, dogs, you name it, were all out Wednesday to soak in the sunshine. It was a bit chilly, but nothing a jacket couldn’t fix. It’s all thanks to a high-pressure ridge that left the sky cloudless. Folks at Alki Beach played in the sand and soaked up the Vitamin D while taking in the spectacular views. “You look at the mountains and […]

  • Passing showers, heavy mountain snow this weekend

    SEATTLE — There will be passing showers all weekend with lots and lots of snow in the mountains. Friday looks pretty dry for Valentine’s Day, at least for the Metro. There will be snow on the passes. Saturday looks wet for all with big snow for the ski areas. It’ll be breezy Saturday as well. Sunday has passing showers and sun breaks, but the mountains keep the snow going. I’d expect some delays on the passes this weekend as the […]

  • Landslide closes road in east King County; more landslides possible as heavy rains continue

    DUVALL, Wash. — A landslide has closed a stretch of road in east King County. A mile-long stretch of Northeast Novelty Hill Road in the Redmond-Duvall area is closed near its intersection with Snoqualmie Valley Road. It’s expected to remain closed through the morning commute. The slide isn’t across the road, but officials are worried the land under the road will continue to move. They’re also concerned about possible damage to the road. The alternate route is Woodinville Duvall Road. […]

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