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Dan has lived in Connecticut his entire life, and loves working in his home state.
Like many in the weather business, Dan has always had a passion for weather. Growing up in Cheshire, he remembers being 8 years old and venturing outside during thunderstorms, much to his mother’s dismay. He spent a good chunk of his childhood reading weather books and watching tornado chasing videos. Dan is a big fan of severe weather, and loves the excitement of breaking weather news.
Dan graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. While at WCSU, he produced and anchored many school run weather broadcasts for the University’s website, as well as forecasts for the school’s radio station. He was a member of the baseball team, and patrolled center field at WCSU for 4 years.

After college, Dan got his start at WGGB ABC40/FOX6 in Springfield, MA, where he was the weekend weather anchor.

Dan is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, the highest certification from the American Meteorology Society. He still enjoys brushing up on his old weather textbooks! In his meager free time he enjoys running, playing baseball, and spending time with his family.


Recent Articles
  • Sunny and chilly again Thursday, temperatures rebound Friday

    After another chilly day today, but temperatures rebound tomorrow and the weekend. We may have a bit of rain for Friday and this weekend, and although it doesn’t look like a big storm, we may have a wintry mix by Sunday. Be sure to download the FOX61 Weather app for the latest. Forecast Details: Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: 30s. Friday: Partly sunny. High: 40s. Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the 50s. Sunday: Chance for rain with some wintry mix in northern […]

  • What is Earth Hour 2017?

    HARTFORD —  This weekend, people across the world will turn off the lights to make a statement about protecting the earth. The World Wildlife Fund is asking people to turn up the dark! On Saturday, March 25 at 8:30 p.m., big landmarks across the world will all go dark for an hour, in support of action on climate change. Landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Sydney Opera House, and the Eiffel Tower will all turn off the lights for Earth […]

  • A great-looking day, but cold, with a Wind Advisory and 40 mph gusts

    It doesn’t feel too bad out there this morning, with temperatures in the 30s and a bit of a breeze. The only problem is, it won’t warm up at all today! Temperatures will tumble due to an Arctic front that has made its way through. Expect highs in the 30s with wind chills in the teens all day, as we may have some gusts up to 40 mph at times. Because of that strong wind, a Wind Advisory is in […]

  • Talcott Mountain Academy wins Connecticut Science Bowl; now on to national championship

    AVON — Talcott Mountain Academy in Avon took the trophy in Connecticut as winners of the Regional Middle School Science Bowl recently. It is their second Connecticut title in a row, and the focus now is on the National Championship. It’s a sport using brainpower! Here’s how it works: There are teams of 4, with each player holding a remote with a buzzer. A multiple choice question is asked, and then any team has seven seconds to buzz in. The actual competition […]

  • Some rain could show up Tuesday

    The clouds coming in this evening will likely lead to a chance of rain Tuesday, and possibly thunderstorms on Wednesday, as we enter March with warm conditions. Have no fear, winter weather fans – a cool down back to normal comes at the end of the workweek. Be sure to download the FOX 61 Weather app for the latest. Forecast Details: Tuesday: Possibility of rain showers through the morning.. then a chance of rain throughout the day. Highs in the […]

  • Chuckles says early spring in Manchester; Phil predicts longer winter in Gobbler’s Knob

    MANCHESTER — Dan Amarante was in Manchester at the Lutz Children’s Museum where Connecticut’s Chuckles VIII predicted an early spring! Meanwhile, Beardsley Bart from the Beardsley Zoo also predicted an early spring! “Beardsley Bart is a very early riser and when he came out this morning, he confirmed that he did not see his shadow,” said Gregg Dancho, zoo director “He’s happy to report spring is just around the corner and he looks forward to all his friends coming to […]

  • Sunny and seasonable start to the week

    Classic November weather is on the way for today and tomorrow. Highs today will be in the 50s with a pretty strong breeze at times from the northwest. Some gusts could reach 25 or 30 mph, but it won’t be anything destructive by any means. Clouds may hang around in eastern CT, but it looks like a bright day for most of the state. Tonight we’ll be back to the chilly temperatures with lows in the upper 20s and low/mid […]

  • Forecast: Clearing and cooler tonight

    Some viewers sent in pictures of tonight’s rainbow. Columbus Day is full of bright sunshine seasonal temperatures for this time of year. High pressure will continue to dominate our weather through most of next week with a cold front in by late Thursday with the only chance for rain for another week. Forecast Details: Tonight: Clearing skies and cooling off. Lows: 37-45. Columbus Day: Sunny, pleasant. High: 60-65. Tuesday: Sunny delightful.  High: low: 60s. Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High: mid 60s. Thursday: […]

  • GMO crops safe and in many cases healthier: Study

    A massive study done by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has concluded that genetically modified organisms are not only safe for human consumption, but in many cases they are healthier than non-GMO crops. The scientists who worked on this study knew there would be skeptics, so they put all their data up on a website for all to view. The goal of the study is to inform public discourse. According to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), consumers […]

  • Fireball lights up New England sky

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H.  — A fireball was seen across New England early Tuesday morning. And of course it was captured on video. All it takes is a rock the size of a grain of sand to cause what we call a shooting star. The one that many people saw last night may have been a little bigger than that. People from Connecticut all the way into Maine saw this fireball light up the sky just before 1 a.m. And this fireball […]