Chad Merrill Weathercaster
Chad Merrill joined WeatherBug in August of 2008 as a meteorologist. Prior to joining WeatherBug and as he pursued his interest in weather, he conducted numerous science projects relating to the atmosphere and was a weather watcher for Channel 9, WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C.
After graduating from college, Merrill was a news producer and part-time meteorologist for the NBC affiliate in Johnstown, PA. Merrill also served as a weekend meteorologist and multi-media producer for NBC25 in Hagerstown, MD, where he covered notable events such as massive area floods in 2006, as well as the MidAtlantic severe weather outbreak in 2008.
Merrill graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from the California University of Pennsylvania. When he is not working, Merrill enjoys golfing, swimming, tennis, skiing and going to the beach.
The weather coming up Monday morning looks almost like a carbon-copy of what the DC area had at the very beginning of the month; gusty winds.
A year ago Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of a storm that ravaged the northern Mid-Atlantic coast.
Although rain was plentiful this summer, recent dryness is starting to creep up on the D.C. area.
The grass is green and the water table is running much higher than it typically is for late-summer. How wet has it been?
Now that June is in the books and meteorological summer is one-third of the way through, how do the prospects for severe weather look in a typical July weather pattern in the District?