Chief Meteorologist and Emmy Award winner 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.
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.
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.