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.
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.
Tropical Storm Florence, a storm in the eastern Atlantic that poses no threat to land, is done strengthening.
A soggy Sunday for South Florida as an upper air disturbance over the eastern Gulf of Mexico is helping to increase thunderstorms along a tropical wave just reaching our area.
Tropical Storm Debby remains nearly stationary over the northeast Gulf of Mexico spinning drenching rains over northern Florida and other parts of the state including South Florida.
Violent lightning strikes that sent at least 2 people to the hospital and lightning the size of golf balls marked a series of violent thunderstorms that swept South Florida from Palm Beach County to Homestead Friday. More storms are possible as the sun sets, but forecasters predict the worst is ending.
Rain and clouds have been a constant them for most of the last week, but things may start to get better just in time for the weekend.
South Florida will have a chance to dry out after a couple of days of relentless rain that flooded some areas of Miami-Dade County.
It was a short storm but a series of thunderstorms and wind gusts that exceeded 40 miles per hour caused damage in southern Broward County.