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Craig Setzer

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Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer’s forecasts and hurricane updates can be seen on CBS4 Miami weekdays at 5, 5:30, 6, and 11. He joined CBS4 in January 2000 as Executive Producer and on-air Meteorologist.

Because of his extensive experience and knowledge, he is a sought-after community resource regarding severe weather and tropical cyclones.  Craig has served as an instructor at the National Hurricane Center’s International Hurricane Workshops, as a presenter at the Governor’s Hurricane Conference, and as a guest lecturer at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS).  He is also a member of RSMAS Advisory Board for its Masters of Professional Sciences Program.

Craig’s forecasts can also be seen in the Miami Herald and heard on 940 WINZ, The Sports Animal.

Before joining CBS4, Craig was Chief Meteorologist for KRDO in Colorado Springs, and an on-air meteorologist for WFLA in Tampa and for KSDK in St. Louis.  He has also appeared on CBS This Morning, and The CBS Evening News.  Prior to his work forecasting hurricanes, Craig was an avid tornado chaser capturing dozens of twisters, many airing on The Weather Channel, The Learning Channel, and The Discovery Channel.

Craig attended the University of Oklahoma where he studied severe weather and focused on storm chasing. Craig holds a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology, and was awarded the Television Seal of Approval from the American Meteorology Society in 1997.  Craig also is an active member of the National Weather Association.

In his 14 years in South Florida, Craig has volunteered time and support to several local charities, including HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Boys & Girls Club of Broward County, and Broward County’s Coalition to End Homelessness. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at public events and schools in both Broward and Miami-Dade.

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CBS4 Weather App Keeps You Updated On The Go

A new app will allow CBS4 Weather to keep you up to speed when you’re on the go.

07/02/2014

CBS4 Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer talks to National Hurricane Center Dr. Rick Knabb. (Source: CBS4)

A Conversation With National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb

Hurricane 2014: Are you prepared to survive the season?

CBS Miami–05/30/2014

(Source: Dave Game/CBSMiami) - Dangerous lightning like this, seen over western Miami-Dade, is possible in severe thunderstorms.

Severe Weather Threat Over For South Florida

After an afternoon of gusty winds and severe thunderstorms, the weather has calmed down.

CBS Miami–03/06/2014

June 6, 2013:   In this handout infrared satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing the overshooting cloud tops (colored dark orange) associated with the most intense areas of convection, and threat for tornadoes, Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, intensifies June 6, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to make landfall later today near Steinhatchee, Florida.  (Photo by: NOAA via Getty Images)

Hurricane Experts Meet In Colorado To Discuss 2014 Season

In the snowy mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado, meteorologists from all over the country are meeting to discuss the 2014 hurricane season.

CBS Miami–01/16/2014

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Blog: Meteorologist Craig Setzer’s Eye On The Tropics

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.

CBS4–08/16/2013

A couple huddles under an umbrella as a light rain falls.

Sun To Start, More Rain On The Way

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.

07/28/2013

Midwest Tornado (Source: CBS)

Commentary: Chasing A Tragedy

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.

CBS4–06/03/2013

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Strong Tornadoes A Rarity In South Florida

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.

CBS Miami–05/21/2013

Miami Beach Cold Weather Winter

Cool & Clear Weather Expected Over S. Florida

The coldest morning in quite a while across South Florida saw much of the area in the low to mid-40’s.

CBS4–03/27/2013

Chilly Weather

Winter Taking One More Shot At S. Florida

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.

CBS Miami–03/26/2013

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