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
  • Wind, snow for parts of state Friday night

    Rain continues this evening and its becoming increasingly windy as the coastal storm pulls away. But that’s not all! How about a little spring snow? There’s just enough moisture leftover as the storm departs to bring a few snow showers across southern New England tonight into Saturday morning. This snow event will be all about location, location, location! It’s called ‘upslope snow’ which happens when west winds hitting the mountains, forcing the air up and the moisture to condense into […]

  • Heavy rain Thursday night into Friday

    Showers will become more numerous tonight with the heaviest rain falling after midnight tonight and before daybreak on Friday. There’s even a chance for a few rumbles of thunder while we sleep. We expect 0.5″ – 1″ of rain which is not enough to cause significant flooding issues. A few lingering showers are possible Friday but most of the day will be dry with highs in the low -mid 40s. Friday will also become increasingly windy as the coastal storm […]

  • 131 years ago: Major blizzard dumps nearly 50 inches of snow in parts of CT

    HARTFORD —  We’re no stranger to March snowstorms, but on this date in 1888, Connecticut had the big one. It was 131 years ago when a huge snow storm hit New Britain. It was one of the strongest blizzards to impact our area in recorded history. We’re talking about tremendous snow amounts with 45 inches in New Haven and up to 50 inches reported in Middletown. Keep in mind, all this happened in the days before plow trucks, when your […]

  • Wind gust of 171 mph recorded at Mount Washington on Monday

    While the rest of the northeast was experiencing damaging wind gusts around 50 mph on Monday, Mount Washington, NH took it to another level. A wind gust of 171 mph was recorded by the summit observatory at around 7 PM Monday. Standing at 6,288 feet elevation, the observatory is famous for its fierce wind. In fact, Mount Washington held the record for the strongest wind gust on Earth for more than 60 years. On April 12, 1934, the wind speed […]

  • Dan Explains: Widely successful Mars rover Opportunity has officially died

    Back in 2004, two rovers landed separately on Mars. Named Spirit and Opportunity, their mission was to just simply explore and do science on Mars. Originally slated to last 90 days, they chugged on a whole lot longer than that. Spirit’s mission concluded in 2010 after getting stuck in sand, but Opportunity just kept on going! The rover made some major discoveries about Mars’s past and present, as well as its potential to harbor life. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab drove […]

  • Great State of Minds: Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich

    Conspicuously located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy lies an architectural marvel: the Slater Memorial Museum. The museum was donated by William Albert Slater (a graduate of NFA) to honor his father John Fox Slater, a founding member of the school. The red brick masterpiece opened in 1884, bringing works of art to the public and students at NFA. Vivian Zoe, the Director of the Slater Memorial Museum, gave us a tour and talked about the connection to the […]

  • Southington High School robotics Team 195 looks to dominate another season

    The young engineers of Team 195 from Southington High School have been gearing up for their upcoming season of robotics competitions, and they recently found out what their challenge will be. FIRST robotics is a not-for-profit organization that aims to get students involved in STEM education by holding competitions that thousands of teams from across the world participate in. They kicked off their 2019 season with the announcement of this year’s game. The topic is deep space, and the game […]

  • Much cooler weekend ahead

    From sweating to sweatpants, all in a New England week! This weekend will be comfortably cool with a mix of sun and clouds. High temperatures on Saturday will be in the low to mid 70s. At night low temperatures will drop into the low-mid 50s with some upper 40s for our typical cooler spots. Sunday will have a fall feel with clouds and some sun, and high temperatures only in the mid 60s – near 70 degrees. There is a […]

  • Taking fun to new heights at Skydive Danielson!

    DANIELSON — There are few things as counterintuitive as skydiving. For most people, when riding in a plane at 14,000 feet, their first thought isn’t, “What if I jumped out of this?” At Skydive Danielson in eastern Connecticut, their specialty is taking people on the ride of their lives. I met with Norm Nault, who would literally have my back as we fell through the atmosphere at 120 miles per hour. He caught the skydiving bug about ten years ago and […]

  • Rain moves in this weekend

    Tonight will be good for sleeping with the windows open, as lows drop into the 50s in many inland towns (around 60 on the shore). Saturday will be sunny to partly cloudy with low humidity and highs near 80 degrees. It will likely turn cloudy by sunset with showers and thunderstorms developing shortly afternoon that. Torrential downpours are likely and there is a slight risk for strong/severe storms (damaging winds, rotating storms possible). It likely won’t be a great start […]

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