Meteorologist Craig Setzer is currently the meteorologist with the longest tenure at CBS4 News. His experience in the number one hurricane market in the country makes him uniquely qualified to cover storms and help South Florida residents prepare for the hurricane season. Few meteorologists in the South Florida market have Craig’s education and experience to cover hurricanes and severe weather.
Craig Setzer’s interest in weather started when at the young age of 8 he developed a fascination with storms. He took that fascination, added a meteorology degree from the University of Oklahoma and began tornado chasing. It was then that he first put his meteorological education to good use forecasting and analyzing tornadoes and severe weather. You may have seen many of Craig’s adventures on “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America,” “Day and Date,” “Inside Edition,” “American Journal” and “The Weather Channel” and “CBS News.” Craig continues to advance his meteorological knowledge by regularly attending tropical workshops at the National Hurricane Center and tropical conferences sponsored by the American Meteorological Society. Sharing his meteorological expertise is a priority for Craig who often speaks to groups about hurricanes and tornadoes.
Most importantly, when the tropics are active or severe weather threatens, Craig’s experience and knowledge put him in the forefront of extensive storm coverage on CBS4 News. Craig was awarded the Television Seal of Approval from the American Meteorology Society (AMS) in 1997 and is an active member of the National Weather Association.
As I go on my 17th year now forecasting in the tropics, I’ve learned to look at each tropical, and potential tropical system as something that has many opportunities through its lifetime.
We’ll see some sun to start Sunday but more rain is in the forecast for the afternoon. Heavy storms developed early on Saturday to dump anywhere from 1 to nearly 3 inches of rain.
Storm chasing is a dangerous hobby, everyone knows that. By its very nature putting yourself in harm’s way to see a destructive atmospheric event means you are taking a risk of being overtaken by that event or maybe even becoming part of it.
We have all seen the devastation left in the wake of an EF-5 tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma Monday afternoon. Miami has the occasional tornado, but Oklahoma is in the middle of tornado alley which set the stage for Monday’s twister.
The coldest morning in quite a while across South Florida saw much of the area in the low to mid-40’s.
South Florida woke up to much cooler air Tuesday morning after a cold front passed through the area overnight. But the mercury hasn’t finished dropping as winter takes one more shot at the area over the next 48 hours.
Showers and thunderstorms moved over the area Sunday night into Monday morning after the mercury soared to 90 degrees, tying a record Sunday. But with the passage of the showers and a cold front on Monday, the temperatures will be plummeting over the next few days.
People all over South Florida went to sleep and woke up to mostly light rainfall across the area. While the skies were gray to start the day, sunshine should start to break through Tuesday afternoon.
Space weather, arctic ice melt, and storm surges were just some of the topics discussed at the 24th annual Weather and Climate Summit held this week in Breckenridge, Colorado.
South Floridians woke up to cloudy skies and brief showers Friday morning and that trend may stay through most of the weekend.