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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Drew's Stories
Loving the warmer Bay Area weather this week? You can thank omega block pattern
"A traffic jam in the atmosphere." The never-ending rain has now transformed into sunshine and warm temps. Here's why we're experiencing such nice weather - and how long it will last:
Extreme drought eliminated across CA as state shows continued improvement
The latest drought monitor shows continued improvement across California, but it's still "too early to tell if the wet weather is enough to end the drought."
Timeline: Rain moves through Bay Area Wednesday evening with dry period ahead
One final quick-moving cold front moves through Wednesday evening before our extended dry pattern sets up starting Thursday. Here's what to expect.
Timeline: Flood Watch in effect for entire Bay Area this weekend with more rain, strong winds
More storms are coming through the Bay Area this weekend, which will likely cause more problems for the already battered region. Here's what to expect.
Timeline: Flood Watch in effect for entire Bay Area this weekend with more rain, strong winds
More storms are coming through the Bay Area today and this weekend, which will likely cause more problems for the already battered region. Here's what to expect.
Timeline: Several Bay Area rivers, creeks to crest Monday and Tuesday as storms move through region
As recovery efforts continue, the Bay Area will once again get pummeled by back-to-back storms increasing the threat of flooding across the region. Here's what to expect.
Stormy pattern end in sight for the Bay Area after weeks of rainfall
We have been dealing with weeks of rainfall, which has had a positive impact on our drought but has also caused an onslaught of problems across California.
Here's how the weather's shaping up for Seahawks vs. 49ers NFC Wild Card game at Levi's Stadium
Heading to Levi's Stadium Saturday for the NFC Wild Card game between the 49ers and Seahawks? Here's what the weather is going to be like.
Timeline: Rain returns Friday, stronger storm Saturday morning with Bay Area Flood Watch in effect
Today has been a nice break from the rain, but don't get too comfortable! A strong storm is moving in. Here's what to expect.
CA extreme drought virtually eliminated after January storms, Bay Area sees 'huge gains'
A new drought monitor is out and the extreme drought category has been virtually wiped out across California, with most of the Bay Area now in the moderate drought category, the second lowest.