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!
Detroit has already seen half of its average 90-degree days this year and we're not even half-way through the summer. It's very likely we exceed the yearly average.
The humidity from this morning's storms will push the heat index well past 90 degrees, which is where the temperatures are expected to land Tuesday.
Today's temperatures will be muggier than Thursday's and will bring a heat index close to 90 degrees. But the real news is the rain, with chances beginning to build by noon and continuing throughout the day.
After a bit of a wild weather week, Michigan will be rewarded with a spectacular weekend forecast. Residents should enjoy it before the heat returns next week.
The weather could cause problems for some drivers since it's hitting the I-96 corridor around the same time as a lot of commuting traffic is making its way down into Metro Detroit.
June 15 temperatures will be the hottest in Michigan in more than a thousand days. Mixed with the moisture and it could create dangerous conditions for seniors and children.
Beginning at 7 p.m., a severe weather system will start diving quickly through the state, picking up in size as it moves toward Southeast Michigan.
Twelve years ago, 53 tornadoes touched down in the Midwest, including eight that hit Michigan. Of the tornados Michigan experienced on June 5-6, 2010, the most notable was in Dundee.
The work it takes to clean 70 million gallons of water every day is a bit like the filter in your refrigerator - but on a massive scale.
After a chilly April, Michigan's summer temperatures are in full swing this week, reaching the 80s by Thursday.