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 90-year old global record high temperature record of 136 degrees in northern Africa set in 1922 has been proven invalid. The new global high temperature is now a station in the Lower 48.
April showers bring May flowers is the common spring expression but what else can the month bring to the Washington area?
Just as winter turns into spring next week, the Tidal Potomac will come alive with vivid color as the cherry blossoms bloom.
Not much snow this year but a rather blustery winter so far? How do the temperature and snowfall numbers stack up against climate averages for Washington?
D.C. has been known for snow in February but none was more epic than the big Presidents' Day storm of 2003.