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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
  • Wintry mix expected Monday night into Tuesday

    Get ready for an active weather pattern with more wintry precipitation and cold this week.  In fact, there will be two chances for more snow this week with this active pattern. Now that our first winter storm of the 2017-’18 winter season is in the books with 2″-7″ of snow statewide, get ready for another storm very late Monday night/early Tuesday morning  and through the day on Tuesday.  This storm is a bit more complicated than the last one because […]

  • Measurable weekend snow expected across the state

    The first widespread snow of the season is on the way tomorrow! Right now we’re forecasting 2″-4″ of snow for central and western Connecticut, with higher amounts likely in eastern Connecticut, up to 5″.  Confidence in this forecast is moderate at best. Some of our computer models are still showing a more substantial hit (4″-7″) while others are farther east (1″– 2″).  I don’t give you these numbers to confuse you. I just think it’s helpful to give you a […]

  • Sunshine sticks with us through the weekend; rain chance next week

    Any leftover clouds will break for sunshine this morning with highs in the mid 40s to near 50 degrees this afternoon. Sunshine sticks around straight through this weekend with high temperatures in the mid 40s which is near average for early December. The next chance for rain will come next Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the 50s. The rain is associated with a strong cold front that will bring a big change in the weather pattern. It will turn […]

  • Great State of Minds: Achievement First Hartford High School’s coding class

    HARTFORD — At Achievement First Hartford High School, there’s a computer programming class that allows students to learn more about computers than many of us have ever done. Isabel Giovacchini, a 12th grade AP math teacher at Achievement First, said the class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays for 30 minutes, and that the students (called scholars at Achievement First) really enjoy the challenges. Two of the teachers from Achievement First act as advisors, but they said the students are great about […]

  • Clouds with breaks of sunshine, near 50 for Wednesday

    It feels a bit chilly out there this morning, but it’s nothing compared to what we have coming in for the end of the week. Today and tomorrow will be dry and seasonable (near average) with highs in the low 50s, but then the real cold stuff comes in. A cold front will drop out of Canada late Thursday which should pass by fairly dry, but it will pack a punch. High temperatures will be in the 30s for most […]

  • NASA’s Orion spacecraft will have Connecticut connection

    WINDSOR LOCKS — Up at UTC Aerospace in Windsor Locks this week, an event was held to celebrate the partnership between NASA, Lockheed Martin, and UTC. Some of the top minds in the business gathered together to speak about the challenges of putting humans in deep space, as well as their timeline for the future of the program. The Orion spacecraft is NASA’s next generation for human space travel. The capsule will have the ability to take humans into deep […]

  • Chance of a sprinkle Wednesday; mostly cloudy Thursday

    We’ve seen plenty of trees and wires down across the area, leading to road closures and many travel headaches all morning. The cleanup continues today. A Flood Warning is in effect for the Connecticut River at Hartford and Middle Haddam. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast through Wednesday or Thursday. This is for the typical low-lying areas (that flood every spring) in areas immediately surrounding the river like Hartford, Wethersfield, Glastonbury and Portland. You can read more here. […]

  • Terrific weather for trick-or-treaters tonight!

    We’ve seen plenty of trees and wires down across the area, leading to road closures and many travel headaches all morning. The cleanup continues today. A Frost Advisory is in effect tonight. Temperatures will drop into the 30s (some upper 20s for our typical cool-spots) which will be cold for those who are still without heat after our last storm. A Flood Warning is in effect for the Connecticut River at Hartford and Middle Haddam. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is […]

  • Lego unveils ‘Women of NASA’ set with astronauts, scientists

    ENFIELD — Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA. The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. Also included in the set are figures of astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. Lego versions of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Hubble Space telescope can be put together with the set. A miniature version of Hamilton’s workspace at […]

  • Precautions to EEE mosquito virus

    HARTFORD —  Eastern Equine Encephalytis (EEE) is carried by mosquitoes and they typically give it to birds or horses. But in rare cases it can be transmitted to humans. It is still a serious virus with a mortality rate of around 33 percent. If a mosquito with EEE were to bite you, there’s a 95 percent chance you won’t get the virus, and even if you’re unlucky enough to get it, there are varying degrees of what you’d experience. Most […]