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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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Weather Experts Converge At Weather & Climate Summit In CO

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.

CBS4–01/16/2013

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Wet & Windy Weekend May Be In Store For S. Florida

South Floridians woke up to cloudy skies and brief showers Friday morning and that trend may stay through most of the weekend.

CBS Miami–11/30/2012

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CBS4 Debuts Mobile Weather Lab To Tame S. Fla. Storms

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.

CBS4–11/09/2012

This visible image of Tropical Storm Isaac was captured by NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on Aug. 23 at 7:45 a.m. EDT as it was lashing the eastern Caribbean. Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

Craig Setzer: Worst Of Isaac Expected Sun. Night Into Monday

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.

CBS Miami–08/24/2012

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Craig Setzer: What To Watch For With T.S. Isaac

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.

CBS Miami–08/23/2012

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Florence Weakens, No Threat To Land

Tropical Storm Florence, a storm in the eastern Atlantic that poses no threat to land, is done strengthening.

CBS Miami–08/05/2012

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

Soggy Sunday Across South Florida

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.

CBS4–07/22/2012

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Wet Start To Work Week But Parade Will Go On

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.

CBS4–06/25/2012

(Source: Ken Karm/CBS4 Viewer) Hail in Lighthouse Point

Lightning Strikes, Hail Mark Violent Friday Storms

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.

CBS4–06/15/2012

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

Wet Weather To Ease Up Over The Weekend

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.

CBS4–06/08/2012

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