Meteorologist Craig Setzer is the longest on-air degreed meteorologist at CBS4 and myTV33 news. His experience in the #1 hurricane market in the country makes him uniquely qualified to cover them and inform you. Few meteorologists in the South Florida market have the education and experience to cover hurricanes and severe weather like Craig does.
Craig Setzer’s interest in weather started at a young age when Craig, at 8 years old, developed a fascination with storms. He took that fascination, added a meteorology degree from the University of Oklahoma and began tornado chasing where he 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.” 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 with extensive morning coverage on both CBS4 and myTV33 news. Keep up to date on his weather insight by checking Craig’s Inside Weather Scoop blog at http://www.cbs4.com.
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.
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.
The CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab is a unique way to take the viewer to the bad weather. Instead of waiting for thunderstorms or tropical storm squalls to arrive at a weather site, we now have the ability to meet the wind, rain, or extreme weather where it is happening.
Isaac is becoming better organized and a little stronger and a turn toward the northwest in our direction is expected Friday. Isaac will cross Haiti and eastern Cuba tonight and Saturday.
Isaac continues westward as a large, but presently weak tropical storm. Here is what CBS4′s weather team will be looking for in the coming days as an indication of how bad S. Florida’s weather could potentially be.