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 NewsChannel 8. He also provides daily forecasts for Washington’s No. 1-rated morning drive program on WTOP-FM. 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. 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's not uncommon to see Brian crisscrossing the region in StormChaser 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 to the Grand Canyon and points in between. Travel is a favorite hobby as he has ventured across the U.S. and the globe, the farthest journey thus far being Australia.
Brian, his wife Kristen and their two children live in Fairfax, Virginia.
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Major warm-up is happening now!
Grab a jacket before you head out the door, but it's another delightful day ahead.
Tree pollen is down put molds spores will peek soon, including the funny sounding smut spore
Check out this cool video of the sky clearing, moon setting and eventual sunshine!
Grab your umbrella before leaving the house today. An unsettled stretch of weather continues this morning with spotty showers and partial sunshine.