Brian van de Graaff ABC7 Meteorologist
Meteorologist Brian van de Graaff has been with the ABC 7 Weather team for over a decade. He is currently the main weathercaster on weekday mornings for WJLA’s sister station News Channel 8. Brian has earned the American Meteorological Society's prestigious Seal of Approval.
Prior to his current role, he forecasted the weather for Good Morning Washington and ABC 7 News at Noon for 7 years. Brian's on-air career path took him from Salisbury, Maryland to Richmond, Virginia to New York City and back home to Washington, D.C.
Brian was born in Arlington, but grew up in the rural Virginia communities of Culpeper and Madison. As a graduate of George Mason University, he jumped right into the business shadowing his mentor, Doug Hill.
“It was not only my studies, but my one-on-one attention from Doug that helped me hone my forecasting skills,” says Brian.
It is not uncommon to see Brian crisscrossing the region in the Storm Chaser 7, the station's mobile weather vehicle. The brightly painted vehicle is outfitted with top quality weather instruments, which are excellent tools to teach kids about weather and weather safety.
An Eagle Scout, Brian has hiked and backpacked throughout the U.S, from the Appalachian Trail in the East to the Grand Canyon in the West and points in between. Travel is also a favorite hobby of his as he has ventured across the U.S. and the globe, the farthest journey thus far being Australia.
Brian, his wife Kristen and their family live in Fairfax, Virginia.
Follow him on Twitter: @ABC7Brian
Partly sunny and warm with passing shower/storm later in the day…weekend looking stellar!
More clouds than sun once again with the slight chance of a shower later today…
Much nicer day ahead with added sunshine and comfortable temperatures!
Rain is the order of the day as temperatures drop back into the upper 50s...
Breezy and warmer day with the risk of some strong t’storms between 2pm and 8pm…