Devon Lucie ABC7 Meteorologist

Devon Lucie

Devon Lucie has been on a tour of the United States since 2002 and has landed a permanent home with the ABC7 Weather Team where he’s the weekday, afternoon meteorologist with News Channel 8.

Since graduating from the University of Oklahoma with his meteorology degree and a minor in math, Devon has made stops forecasting the weather in Little Rock, Arkansas (Allbritton’s sister station KATV), Las Vegas (KVVU), and Kansas City (KCTV). While in college, he got his first on-air experience with KOKI in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Devon has also earned the highest accreditation from the American Meteorological Society (AMS): Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM).

Through the years, Devon’s had a knack for being around some of the nation’s most extreme weather as it has occured. While in college he witnessed the May 3rd, 1999 Oklahoma City tornado that at the time was the costliest tornado in history, and is still the record holder for the fastest tornado wind speed ever recorded: ~ 298 MPH! In Las Vegas he braved some brutal Mojave heat waves that tied the all-time record high temperature at McCarran International Airport: 118°. When he was in Kansas City, he showed current Doppler radar imagery of a huge supercell headed towards Greensburg, KS which turned out to be an enormous EF-5 tornado that obliterated about 95% of the town. Then Devon moved to Washington where in his first winter, he brought you the snowiest winter ever recorded in our Nation’s Capital. Let’s hope the trend doesn’t continue!

Devon’s a huge sports fan when he’s not in weather mode, and follows his favorite college football and basketball team. But now that he’s living in such a great sports city, he’s taken an interest in the Capitals, Nationals, United, and Wizards. In the summer, you can find him attending as many games as his wife will allow at National’s Stadium! In his other spare hours, he’s also an adventurous cook. Through watching numerous hours of cooking shows and “Top Chef” episodes, he’s got a knack for handling all sorts of cuisines from Italian to Chinese and dishes from fish to casseroles.

Devon grew up in the small Midwest town of Macomb, Illinois and now lives in Northern Virginia with his wife who gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in late winter of 2012, and just welcomed in their newest addition with a baby girl in the summer of 2014!

Contact Devon

Twitter: @DevonLucie
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1100 Wilson BLVD, Suite 601 Arlington, VA 22209

Recent Stories

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  3. Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Warming up Through the Memorial Day Weekend.

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