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Drew Tuma
The Blizzard of 1996. That's when the weather bug bit me. 40 inches of snow from a single storm. That was almost unheard of in the suburbs of Philadelphia where I grew up. I wanted to know how, why and would it happen again?

My passion for weather was natural for me. I always had a love for math and science (yes I was in the weather club in high school and yes I am still a huge nerd at heart). I graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. My first on-air experience was in college, PCN-TV, a local cable channel. The experience was great, but I can't help but laugh when looking back at those early days.

I started my career at WHSV TV3 Winchester in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as the Chief Meteorologist. It was here I received the prestigious AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorology seal. Shortly after, I landed a job at WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C. I've covered all different types of weather events while working in the Mid-Atlantic. From Hurricane Sandy coming ashore, to the June 2012 Derecho, to the devastating Tornado Outbreak in 2011 and the numerous crippling East Coast blizzards. I've traded the snow for sunshine (and some fog!) and am excited to call the Bay Area my home!

I feel lucky every day. I turned my hobby into a career so it never feels like I'm working. In my down time, I enjoy cooking, running, spending time with family and traveling. I participated in my first Triathlon last year in Richmond, Virginia. My goal is to complete a full marathon very soon.

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See Drew's forecasts on ABC7 News at 5, 6, 9 and 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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ABC7 Meteorologist Drew Tuma explains what the blood moon, super moon, and lunar eclipses have to do with the moon's closest appearance to earth yet.
The strongest storm of the season so far has arrived in the Bay Area. The storm ranks a 3 on our Storm Impact Scale and will bring heavy rain at times, strong winds and flooding concerns for parts of the North Bay.
The East Coast is bracing for an intense storm to bring snow, wind and then frigid temperatures.
Our fire danger will be running extremely high over the weekend thanks to strong winds arriving Friday night. By Saturday morning we expect winds to be gusting over 30 miles per hour across the entire Bay Area and to continue through Saturday night.
Traveling more than 17,000 miles per hour and 250 miles above the surface of Earth, the Station looked like a star to the naked eye, rising in the southwest horizon at 5:46 p.m. and was visible for 5 minutes.