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 knows a thing or two about storms -- try a thing or 200. Here's his explanation of what a Pineapple Express is and how it's strengthening storms coming to the Bay Area.
Winter is coming to the Sierra this weekend! The first significant snow storm of the season is ramping up and will arrive Friday with heavy snow expected Saturday. A Winter Storm Watch is already in effect for the Sierra starting Friday night in anticipation of the snow.
Winter is coming to the Sierra this weekend! The first significant snow storm of the season will arrive Friday and continue with on & off snow showers through Monday morning. Expect snow levels to start around 6,500' before dropping as low as 4,000' by Saturday night. 1 to 2 feet of snow is likely with amounts over two feet in our highest peaks by Sunday night!
Welcome to Hot-tober. The date says the 24th but it felt like summer with numerous temperature records shattered. In fact eight cities tied or broke records.
ABC7 Meteorologist Drew Tuma couldn't be more excited for the incredible eclipse that's hitting America Monday. Those magical eclipse glasses are pretty hard to find, but it's okay because you can make your own. We'll show you how.