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
  • Heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms for some areas Friday

    SEATTLE —  The weather will change this weekend from cloudy and wet to some nice, sunny periods. Friday starts out wet for most of us, but Seattle gets the least amount due to the rain shadow. A strong Convergence Zone forms mid-morning near Seattle and that means we will have a few hours of heavy rain or isolated thunderstorms. Most of the action will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The heaviest rain/hail/wind/isolated storms will be east of Seattle […]

  • ‘Classic spring weather’ with temps in the mid-60s through the weekend

    It's classic spring weather in the PNW.

  • Pattern of passing showers and sun breaks continues through the end of April

    SEATTLE — Light rain from time to time is expected through the weekend, and temperatures will remain normal — around 60 degrees. Wednesday starts out wet for the foothills but the metro looks mostly dry. Wednesday afternoon will be dry for all but it remains mostly cloudy with just a little sunshine. Thursday looks dry for the metro but it will be wet for the foothills, beach and north of Everett. It’ll be a little humid that day as the […]

  • Passing showers and warmer temps expected this week

    SEATTLE — Good news: it won’t be as cold or wet in the coming days! Tuesday starts out mostly dry for the metro. Tuesday afternoon will have showers mainly north of Seattle and mostly near the Convergence Zone. Wednesday looks mostly dry for the metro but passing showers for the foothills and the convergence zone again. Thursday will be muggy with passing showers but most will be away from Seattle. Thursday looks pretty warm with highs near 65! (15 degrees […]

  • Scattered storms into Tuesday morning, rain throughout the week

    SEATTLE — The pattern this week supports isolated thunderstorms but most of the time it will be cool and pleasant. Now through Tuesday morning will have passing showers with isolated thundershowers. Remember: when Thunder Roars Head Indoors. Wet Overnight. Drive with care. #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/3iKSTNkqIe — Walter Kelley (@Walter_Kelley) April 9, 2019 Some of these Squalls will have hail but they will pass rather quickly. Most of Tuesday will be dry but the mountains stay soggy with a Snow Level of […]

  • A mixed bag of rain, sunbreaks and squalls expected this week

    SEATTLE — It has rained five days in a row and Monday will make it six! Monday morning commute will be wet and Monday afternoon will be gusty. Isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast but most would be outside of the metro. It looks like most of us will get 1/3 of an inch throughout the day. Tuesday looks breezy but mostly dry; enjoy some April sunshine. Wednesday looks wet for the beach and mountains but the Metro should remain […]

  • Windy and rainy weather to finish out the week

    SEATTLE — Winds of change are here: An active pattern is here through the weekend. I’d call it “normal” April weather but since it was so nice in March and the beginning of April it will seem nasty. Now through Thursday afternoon (for the Metro) will be dry and breezy with a low near 44 and a high near 62. Thursday night will have passing showers. Friday starts out with passing showers but Midday Friday looks pretty wet and gusty. […]

  • Scattered April showers this week after a very dry March

    We are coming off a very dry March, but early April looks fairly damp

  • ‘Pleasant’ spring weather expected through the weekend

    SEATTLE — Passing showers are possible around the Puget Sound Thursday, but most of the time the weather will be pleasant through the weekend. Thursday will be pleasant with ample sunshine, and it looks fine for Mariners opening day at T-Mobile Park. There will be coastal and mountain showers with isolated thunderstorms but the metro looks OK. Friday looks pretty nice with more spring sunshine. The weekend looks fine; enjoy some good spring days! We have now entered our “spring […]

  • This month could be the second driest March on record for Seattle area

    SEATTLE — Although we’ll see some evening showers Wednesday, the forecast calls for mostly pleasant spring weather through the weekend, much more dry weather than wet weather for the long haul. In fact, March 2019 will go down as one of the driest on record! Wednesday starts out dry but ends up with some evening showers. The morning will be sunny and nice and most of the day will be dry. The rain moves into the metro during the evening […]

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