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.
No doubt it has been nail-biting cold this winter. Not only has the Mid-Atlantic been submerged in the deep freeze but much of the Midwest and Great Lakes have been challenging records for temperatures and snow.
A popular rodent will get the spotlight this weekend. The 128th weather prediction from Groundhog Phil will be seen all across the U.S. on Groundhog Day 2014 this coming Sunday.
The upper-level wind pattern has only favored brief shots at snow across the Washington area so far this winter. Another storm on the horizon Tuesday looks to do just that; bring a small taste of snow to the nation’s capital.
The Arctic express that brought record cold to parts of the region just a week ago was just the tip of the iceberg compared to what happened early this week back in 1912.
Tis the season for lots of snow but it today 18 years ago a major nor’easter unfolded that proved historical to the D.C. region.