Drew Tuma | ABC7 KGO News Team
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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TIMELINE: Tracking Level 2 storm in Bay Area with Lake Tahoe blizzard warning
We are at a Level 2 on the Storm Impact Scale today in the Bay Area, with the worst of the storm expected later this afternoon into the evening. ABC7's Drew Tuma has a breakdown of the rain and a blizzard warning in the Sierra.
TIMELINE: Wednesday is final full day of dry weather before rain returns to Bay Area
Wednesday will likely be the last full dry day in the Bay Area until next week, according to meteorologist Drew Tuma. Plus, a Blizzard Warning for the Sierra. Here's what to expect:
Massive snow up to 12 feet could fall in Sierra with major winter storm this weekend, NWS says
Extremely heavy snow is expected to fall this weekend in the Lake Tahoe area with 5-12 feet of snow possible with dangerous to impossible travel. Here's what to know.
TIMELINE: Final day of wet weather in Bay Area before dry pattern
Once the sun goes down on Wednesday, the showers are done and the Bay Area finally enters a dry pattern. Here's what to expect.
TIMELINE: Flood Watch remains in effect for entire Bay Area with downpours Tuesday
There is no threat of tornadoes Tuesday, but there are threats of localized flooding due to continuing downpours with a level 2 moderate storm. Here's what to expect.
TIMELINE: Level 3 storm with chance for tornado, severe thunderstorms
The Bay Area has the chance for severe storms Monday which could bring heavy rain, gusty winds and even the potential for a tornado. Here's what to expect.
Here's what to do if a Tornado Warning is issued where you live
When a Tornado Warning is issued, it means either a tornado has been spotted or radar is indicating a tornado is possible. Here's what to do to stay safe:
TIMELINE: Heaviest rain arrives Sunday afternoon, night continuing into Monday
The storm Sunday night into Monday has the potential to be stronger with a higher chance of storm damage. Here's what to expect.
TIMELINE: Pair of storms hit the Bay Area this weekend; rain continuing into next week
The first storm Saturday is wet and windy but the second storm Sunday night into Monday has the potential to be stronger with a higher chance of storm damage. Here's what to expect.
TIMELINE: Pair of Level 2 storms hit the Bay Area this weekend; rain continuing into next week
The first storm Saturday is wet and windy but the second storm Sunday night into Monday has the potential to be stronger with a higher chance of storm damage. Here's what to expect.