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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
  • Eclipse viewers across the state enthralled by heavenly event

    MADISON — The excitement over the Great American Eclipse 2017 mounting through the day Monday nationwide and in Connecticut. Families began gathering at Hammonasset State Beach mid-day to be ready for the start of the eclipse around 1:25pm. Many parents told FOX61 this was a special opportunity to make a new set of family memories. “I haven’t seen an eclipse since I was 9-years-old, and I looked at the calendar and I said my daughter’s nine and I thought we’ve […]

  • Sunny, warm and pleasantness for Sunday

    Storms to our west are weakening as they move towards us, but we may have a leftover shower as the night goes on. Otherwise, it’ll be partly cloudy tonight with lows in the 60s. Sunday will be a bit less humid, sunny and warm with highs in the low to mid 80s. Then it looks like things heat up early next week with highs approaching 90 degrees Monday and Tuesday. Of course, the big solar eclipse is on Monday, and the […]

  • Frequently asked questions about the solar eclipse

    What exactly is an eclipse? It’s simply the moon passing in front of the sun, creating a shadow over a small portion of the Earth. The area of totality is the spot that will be getting the full darkness of that shadow, while here in Connecticut we’ll be in a partial eclipse, which means the sun will be 67 percent covered. It’ll look like a crescent sun, sort of like the moon looks at times in the night sky, except […]

  • Students from Connecticut teaming up with NASA to live stream solar eclipse

    WEST HARTFORD —  Students from the University of Hartford have teamed up with their peers from the University of Bridgeport to send up a weather balloon high into the atmosphere on August 21. Equipped with a high-def camera, it’ll be aiding with NASA’s groundbreaking live stream of what’s being referred to as the Great American Solar Eclipse. If you see a group of scientists and engineers standing in a field, there’s bound to be something interesting going on. Tuesday’s launch […]

  • Over 60 planets discovered by Yale Astronomy student

    HARTFORD —  Yale astronomers have announced the discovery of 60 more planets in our galaxy. With these planets, they’re appropriately calling it a cosmic barbecue, with the announcement coming right around July 4th. They’re being described as hot Jupiters. They’re Jupiter-sized gas planets that orbit their stars super close. So close in fact, that their orbit takes less than a week; meaning a year is a week-long on those planets. What they discovered is impressive enough, but it’s also a […]

  • The threat of thunderstorms returns this week

    We’ve had some great beach days as of late, and we have a few more on tap for the rest of this week. The one thing to keep an eye on is our shower and thunderstorm chance. Tuesday we’ll have a few storms popping up in the afternoon, but it doesn’t look to be anything significant. Temperatures will be in the 80s with fairly uncomfortable humidity on Tuesday. We keep the humidity around on Wednesday and Thursday, with temperatures up […]

  • What does 50 percent chance for rain actually mean?

    HARTFORD —  We’ve all heard our meteorologists say that there’s a certain percentage chance for rain, but there can be some confusion as to what exactly that means. A big part of our weather team’s job is taking complex scientific topics and communicating it as best we can to the public. The atmosphere is an intricate system, with millions of factors all contributing to what amounts to be a 3 minute weather forecast. So when we say there’s a 50 […]

  • Do you find yourself searching the web too much? Check this website out

    HARTFORD —  Quite often, we’ll procrastinate by playing around on Facebook or doodling. But there is a way to pass the time and help out science at the same time. Sometimes I’ll be scrolling through random stuff on my computer or phone and realize that so much time has gone by since I did anything useful. Well, with a website called Zooniverse.org, there’s a way to be productive and help others while still kinda wasting time. Here’s how it works. […]

  • 1816, the year without a summer

    HARTFORD —  Our weather has been cool and rainy as of late, with temperatures staying below average. But this week in 1816 took that cool weather to a whole new level. But there was one big event that caused it. It must have really freaked people out in 1816 when what was described as a dry fog overspread in the area for months in the spring, followed by snow, frost and cold temperatures all the way through the summer. It […]

  • Facebook usage linked to less brain grey matter

    HARTFORD — A study has linked Facebook and other social media use with some changes to your brain structure. It’s obviously becoming an increasing problem in our daily lives. Staring at the screens, sometimes just spacing out on Facebook or Instagram. We’ve known there’s no way it can be really all that good for you, and now the science of it is starting to become more apparent. The study was done at a German University, looking to determine if there […]