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Joe Furey has been delivering weather forecasts to residents of Southern New England on both radio and TV for the last 27 years. He is currently Chief Meteorologist for FOX 61 from 4 to 10 a.m., and CBS Radio Hartford which includes WTIC News Talk 1080, 96.5 TICFM, Lite 100.5 WRCH, 93.7 WZMX and 97.3 WZBG.

After graduating Villanova University in 1983, Joe spent more than four years at Western Connecticut State University as a graduate student and then assistant director of the weather center under the direction of Dr. Mel Goldstein.
He taught weather at Western Connecticut State University, the University of Hartford and Talcott Mountain Science Center in Avon in the 1980′s while doing TV weather for News 12 Connecticut.

Furey became Director of the New England Weather Service in the early 1990′s doing weather forecasts for major corporations like Northeast Utilities while doing the FOX 61 News at 10 p.m.
Joe is married with 4 daughters.

Recent Articles
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    A slippery start to Tuesday after nor’easter brings ice & snow to parts of the state

    It’s a slippery morning on most surfaces across the state. Watch that first step out the door as you head out, and keep in mind many roads are slushy. We’ve seen numerous traffic issues across the state, likely due to that slushiness. Hundreds of schools cancelled classes or delayed opening today as result of the road conditions. Check the list here. During the day, showers will linger through the day with highs around 40. There may be a few areas of sleet mixed […]

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    Powerful nor’easter to bring high winds and heavy rain Monday

    A strong nor’easter arrives this afternoon/evening, bringing heavy rain and some snow for the NW hills Monday night. The biggest concern may lie in the winds, which will gust up to 60 mph, in the heart of the storm this evening. This storm is huge. Due to the impacts in the southeastern US, there have been some delays at Bradley Airport this morning. Keep that in mind if you’re flying out today. A high wind warning is in effect for the shoreline, […]

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    Monday Forecast: Dry with clearing skies, gusty winds

    After a windy weekend, the winds are still a little blustery to begin the work week. A little rain in the morning passes quickly, leaving us with sunshine and close to seasonal temperatures – in the upper 50s to near 60 inland, and the low 60s at the shore. The winds eventually calm down – and so do the temps at night under clear skies. The next few days? Lots of sun and struggling temps, in the low 50s for highs, and near […]

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    Looking back at the February 2013 Blizzard

    After an extremely mild start to the winter, the season is here in full force. But so far, we’ve seen nothing like we did this time of year in 2013. 2016 and 2013 are similar in that winter had been otherwise quiet until February. But that’s when a huge Nor’easter strengthened as it passed near us, dropping some of the highest snow totals every recorded in Connecticut. The storm hit on a Friday night and kept snowing into Saturday. Roads […]

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    Chilly this weekend, but mild temperatures return Christmas week

    The first half of December 2015 had an average daytime high of 53.1 degrees, higher than the second half of November at 52.1. Up until yesterday, we went 9 days in a row without going below 32 degrees! Finally December weather arrived, but it will only stay the weekend as the 50’s/60’s return for Christmas week. It looks unsettled mid-week with another 0.50″ to 1.00″ of rain late Wednesday into early Thursday. If all goes well, it will be dry […]

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    Holiday Wishes: Jay & Ray, New Britain’s famous Christmas house, Zoo Lights, and cooking with Big Y

    In this edition of Holiday Wishes, FOX 61’s Rachel Lutzker and Joe Furey introduce us to Jay and Ray. Then, Jim Altman introduces us to the New Britain 90-year-old who doesn’t let her age slow her down when it’s Christmastime. Then, Sarah Cody takes us to Zoo Lights! And check out the best butcher cuts and meat recipes in the kitchen with BIG Y.

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    Holiday Wishes: Baskets of Connecticut and other gift ideas

    In this edition of Holiday Wishes, Jim Altman shows us the folks behind baskets all full of Connecticut! It’s a great gift for anyone who loves the Nutmeg State. Plus, relax with pools and hot tubs and a unique gift card idea at Personal Touch car wash.  

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    Holiday Wishes: Make your own snowman, holiday sweets, and meet Santa!

    In this edition of Holiday Wishes, Sarah Cody takes us to her home to demonstrate how to make a snowman. It might be quite awhile before we can make real snowmen so this is a craft your children are sure to enjoy. Plus, make holiday sweets in the kitchen with Sweet Maria’s of Waterbury. See her famous Eggnog Cookie recipe below. Finally, we get to meet Santa! He was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to stop […]

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    Holiday Wishes: Ugly sweaters, Shoppes at Farmington Valley, Hanukkah at home, and a trip to the spa

    In this edition of Holiday Wishes hosted by Sarah Cody and Jim Altman, we check out what the Shoppes at Farmington Valley have to offer this time of year. FOX 61’s Rachel Lutzker and Joe Furey take us there! Then, we make time to get our workout in at the Ugly Sweater Run, before we celebrate Hanukkah at home with Rachel. Plus, relax at the spa with Sarah, because we all know this time of year can be very stressful!

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    Holiday Wishes: Decorating for the holidays and warm up with holiday drinks

    FOX 61’s Joe Furey and Rachel Lutzker host this edition of Holiday Wishes. First, Sarah Cody shows us how to decorate the mantel for the holiday season. Plus, we’ll check in with the baristas at J Rene Coffee Roasters in West Hartford to mix up some holiday drinks that are sure to keep you warm this winter.