Michigan is my home and I am a local boy through and through: born and raised in Livonia, I attended Stevenson High School, Riley Middle School and Coolidge Elementary. Being able to forecast for the region I grew up in is a dream come true.
I received my Meteorology degree from the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences department of the University of Michigan. In 2012, I was awarded the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal from the American Meteorological Society.
According to the AMS, the seal represents that, "the holder meets specific educational and experience criteria and has passed rigorous testing in their knowledge and communication of meteorology and related sciences needed to be an effective broadcast meteorologist." I am honored to have won multiple Emmys for Best Weathercast in Michigan by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
After interning at Fox 2 News my career started at KDRV in Medford, OR as their morning meteorologist. Two years later I jumped to New Orleans, where I worked at WWL-TV. Studying Tropical Meteorology in school helped prepare me for the extensive severe weather coverage we had during hurricane season. In 2012, Hurricane Isaac made landfall less than 100 miles south of New Orleans and we were on air 24 hours a day for 5 straight days. It was definitely an event that showed me the true power of Mother Nature.
There is no place I'd rather be than back home in Metro Detroit at Fox 2 News. Outside of work my wife and I are kept busy with our 2 kids (and dog) and love traveling Up North. Life is good!
After up to four inches of snow fell this weekend, two more inches are expected between Monday and Tuesday.
That chill in the air tells us that the holidays are near - and it's looking very festive on Hines Drive where the Wayne County Lightfest officially opened on Thursday.
It was 46 years ago that Lake Superior whipped up a storm that still burrows in the minds of many that remember the Edmund Fitzgerald sinking. While etched into Great Lakes lore, it still holds a special place in the hearts of many that remember it.
Using previous winters as a guide, some patterns emerge to show what kind of winter Metro Detroit could be in for. It looks like it will start mild before winter temperatures blast us with cold polar air.
For the early tailgaters, rain looks likely. But by the time of kickoff at noon, most of the showers should be gone.
The warmer than normal October brought warmer nights for the first two weeks of October.
When you were a kid? A bit dreary and cold? Well - it all depends exactly which decade you were out trick-or-treating.
“In the wintertime, do you get the street plowed, and when it's salted, does that plow truck just blast that salty snow on your lawn?” he said. "You're going to have a high salt content on your ground that's not good for the roots."
The family of Jessica Starr joined FOX 2 on Thursday to discuss the planned splash pad to built in her memory in Novi.
Some parts of Southeast Michigan could get two inches of rain over the next few hours as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and multiple fronts are draped across the area.