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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.

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    Warm-up on the way, potential for record-breaking warmth Thursday

    Your experience today will be slightly different depending on where you are, but all of us will have above average temperatures. The big question is, how far above are we going? The cooler location will be the shoreline today, with low clouds and fog likely hanging around much of the day. Northern CT will get into a period of sunshine during the day, with more sunshine leading to much warmer temperatures. You may get to 60+ in the northern half […]

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    Warm weather expected for Thursday

    With the rain gone and clearing skies, the temperatures will soar up to the mid-50s Wednesday, and the low 60s Thursday – which may be good enough for a record-breaker in that department. A few more chances for rain arrive by the end of the week. Be sure to download the FOX 61 Weather app for the latest. Forecast Details:  Thursday: Mostly sunny, warm and pleasant.  Highs into the 60s! Friday: Sunshine mixing with afternoon clouds. High: Lower 60s. Saturday: Chance […]

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    Increasing clouds in the afternoon, shower possible overnight

    We have another good one out there today, with sunshine leading to afternoon clouds and temperatures in the 40s yet again. Tonight there may be a few rain showers, but it doesn’t look like much. We then warm those temperatures up in a big way. Highs will be into the 50s on Wednesday with partly sunny skies. By Thursday and Friday we’re talking 60s! There is the chance, with enough sunshine, that one or two towns could be in the […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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: […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Thursday forecast: Another day of cloudy and cool weather

    Today and Friday will remain cloudy, cool and damp with areas of fog and scattered showers. This weather pattern is all thanks to a cut-off low pressure system over northeast. As its name suggests, the storm is “cut off” from the jetstream so it’s “stuck,” lacking the wind needed to move this storm away. This weekend looks a bit better. While showers are still possible, we’ll at least start to see more sun and warmer temps! So when will it […]

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    Mostly sunny, but cooler and breezy Sunday

    High pressure will deliver a beautiful Sunday with bright sunshine and seasonal temperatures. Another great day for outdoor activities! The last week of April will feature an active weather pattern with the northern branch of the jet stream moving over New England, inducing several low pressure systems that will deliver some much-needed rain across parts of Connecticut. The first storm will swing a band of rain and showers Monday night into Tuesday with as much as a half-inch or more […]