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.
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 […]
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 […]
NEW MILFORD — On Route 7 in New Milford, on the grounds of the high school, a small building with a dome blends in pretty well with the scenery — — until you notice the actual used tire from the Space Shuttle sitting in front, or the 6 foot model sun mounted nearby. Inside, a signed photo of Buzz Aldrin on the moon lets you know you’re in nerd heaven, and that’s before the dome opens! For the past 18 […]
After some very active weather last week, we have a m uch quieter week on tap for this one. Clouds return tomorrow, and so does our rain chance. It’ll be mostly cloudy and cooler with the chance for a few scattered showers, but the day doesn’t look like a washout at all. After that brief cooldown into the 60s on Tuesday, we’re back to the sunshine and warm temperatures on Wednesday. Highs will be in the 70s to near 80 […]
On Thursday, the National Weather Service confirmed two more tornadoes from Tuesday’s storms, bringing the total across the state to four. The two that were confirmed today occurred in northern Litchfield County. Troopers share video of some damage in Southbury. This video also serves as a reminder that not only are there downed trees, but power lines too.Use caution cleaning up & if you’re out for a walk watch your step. If you see downed power lines don’t touch them, […]
MILFORD — The International Space Station is one of humanity’s greatest scientific achievements, orbiting the earth at 250 miles above our heads. Astronauts and Cosmonauts from 18 different countries have continuously occupied the station since 2000. Those astronauts have strict schedules to follow, and that brings us to the problem that NASA is trying to solve. Shayne White, a sophomore at Platt Tech in Milford, explains: “On the space station, everything’s mapped out for them (their scheduling), so right now […]
HARTFORD — Women are underrepresented in stem careers, that’s science technology engineering and math. There has been an effort recently to spark a change in demographics. At AI Prince Tech in Hartford, a group of 7th and 8th grade girls spent the day in high school, learning about the many things that a career in technology could offer them. The program is called DigiGirlz, and its goal is to inspire these students. Daniel R. Mello, Principal at AI Prince Technical […]
Early clouds and fog will break for some sun over the course of the day today. The next several days look beautiful with lots of sun and mild 50s. Cooler weather returns later this week and just in time for a potentially long-duration coastal storm. Gusty winds, rain, coastal flooding, river flooding and even snow are POSSIBLE impacts from this storm depending on the storm’s timing, location and intensity. Thursday through Saturday is the time-frame to monitor. Rain is a […]
EAST GRANBY — At East Granby Middle School, students were joined by a special guest who knows a thing or two about what it takes to build. She doesn’t just know how to build a quality airplane engine, but also quite a career, and one that defies demographics. Jonna Gerken is a manager of manufacturing engineering for Pratt & Whitney, and is also the President of the Society of Women Engineers. She was joined by a dozen other engineers from […]
WASHINGTON, CT — This week in “Great State of Minds”, we take you to a middle school in Washington, Connecticut, that has found a portal to the cosmos at their finger tips by way of the Lichfield hills. The website, ‘SLOOH’, is the brain child of Washington resident Mike Paolucci. “We had a dream and a vision that we wanted to share the night sky with people.” Launched on Christmas day in 2003 SLOOH is an interactive website connected to telescopes […]