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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
  • Pleasant Monday, but rain on Tuesday

    We’ll start the week off on a dry and mild note, with highs getting to near 70 later Monday, and a southeast wind that will keep temps a little cooler at the shore. The sun dominates the first part of the day, but by the evening clouds are rolling in, in advance of our next weather maker, that will bring us rain and dreary conditions for Tuesday into Wednesday. High temps drop to the mid 50s for Tuesday and not much […]

  • Hacking remains the cause for tornado sirens that echoed across Dallas

    HARTFORD —  It was a loud night in Dallas this past weekend, as a hacker got control of the city’s tornado sirens. If you’ve ever heard tornado sirens, you know they can be terrifying. But typically, it’s just a few going off at a time during a severe weather event. Just before midnight on Friday night, all of the 156 sirens in the city of Dallas went off, sounding like a zombie apocalypse across the city. Pretty much the entire city […]

  • Is all this rain helping our drought?

    HARTFORD — Rain can be a good thing, even though it’s often looked at as a negative. The problem with last summer was that it just didn’t rain, and unfortunately we built up an extreme drought across Connecticut. It led to low water levels in the rivers and reservoirs. We’ve made big strides the last few weeks with storm after storm. Water levels at reservoirs across the state are looking more impressive than they did a few months ago. Our […]

  • Did you know the Great Barrier Reef is dying?

    HARTFORD  —  Warmer water in the southern Pacific Ocean is helping to kill coral, causing them to turn white in a process known as bleaching. A study released earlier this month by the Australian government found “The highest sea surface temperatures across the great barrier reef on record.” Those warm temperatures are leading to a loss of algae inside the coral, which contributes to that bleaching. In one spot off the northeast coast of Australia, over 80 percent of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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: […]