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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Thanks to fire fighters working tirelessly around the clock to contain fires burning across California, you can see much of the smoke has disappeared.
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AIR QUALITY: High level smoke at about 4,000 feet will continue to adversely affect our air quality in the Bay Area.
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Looks like the Bay Area's air quality will be impacted by the new wildfire burning in Napa County. Expect smoky and hazy skies throughout Sunday and into Monday.
Bay Area faces another potentially record-breaking heat wave with temps soaring into 100s
Here we go again, Bay Area! Scorching heat wave heading our way will bring triple-digit temperatures and dangerous fire conditions, says Meteorologist Drew Tuma.
LIVE VIDEO: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfires
If you're smelling smoke, you're not alone. Wildfires raging across the Bay Area are impacting air quality. Track the levels here.
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San Francisco hit 100 degrees for the first time since 2017. Concord, Livermore, Gilroy, Napa and Santa Rosa had high temperatures between 110 and 112, all records for this date.
Major heat wave coming to Bay Area for Labor Day weekend: Here's how hot it will be
HOLIDAY HEAT WAVE: Temperatures are expected to reach 110 or higher in some parts of the Bay Area. Here's where - and when - it will be hottest.
More lightning, thunderstorms hit Bay Area as heat wave continues
ROUND 2: Another round of thunderstorms is striking the Bay Area today as a record-breaking heat wave continues to hit the region.
9 Bay Area cities see record high temperatures as heat wave continues across region
It was dangerously hot across the Bay Area, with several cities hitting record highs. A Red Flag Warning is in effect overnight for the entire Bay Area.
Is earthquake weather real? Debunking myth that certain weather precedes quakes
Excessively hot and calm winds? Earthquake weather. Cloudy skies and a gentle breeze? Earthquake weather. If only it were that easy to predict when the next earthquake will strike.