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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Meteorologist explains what's causing recent spectacular Bay Area sunsets and sunrises
All week, the Bay Area has just been showing off -- the sunrises and sunsets have been something to behold. But why are they so pretty lately? ABC7 News meteorologist Drew Tuma explains:
Bay Area region headed for several days of dry weather forecasts
Remember all those recent Bay Area storms? It may be awhile before we see another healthy chance of rain.
Series of storms bringing more rain to Bay Area
SET TO SOAK: The Bay Area is getting another sweeping round of stop-start rain this week.
Fall storm to bring scattered showers, breezy winds to Bay Area Monday
Rain begins first in the North Bay before sunrise and will spread south across the rest of the Bay Area before noon.
Storm Totals: Atmospheric river brings foot of rain to parts of Bay Area
SUNDAY STORM: In the first big storm of the season, some parts of the Bay Area got as much as a foot of rain.
Bay Area rain storms to grow in strength, soak region into next week
READY FOR RAIN? The upcoming atmospheric river is building in force and now upgraded to a level 3 on the Storm Impact Scale, says ABC7 Meteorologist Drew Tuma.
Series of storms heading to Bay Area to bring 7 days of rain
RAIN RETURNS! Stormy weather is on the way to the Bay Area with widespread rain, pockets of downpours and gusty winds in the forecast over the next seven days, says Meteorologist Drew Tuma.
Dry lightning threat in Bay Area, focuses on 4 hour window, raises fire concerns
DRY LIGHTNING THREAT: "Any strikes on our extremely dry landscape could start new fires." A Red Flag Warning has been issued for parts of the Bay Area starting tonight.
UN climate report puts focus on sea level rise threat to San Francisco Bay
Reading projections from the recent United Nations climate report is a like watching an invading army heading for San Francisco Bay, with rising tides threatening long sections of shoreline.
Wildfire smoke from California, western states drifting to East Coast
All the smoke from the western wildfires has drifted all the way to the East Coast.