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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Windy weather kicks up dust, fans flames
Winds were whipping across the Golden State Monday thanks to a cold front that moved through. Winds in excess of 50mph kicked up dust in San Bernardino County dropping visibility dangerously low across several interstates.
Why is Karl the Fog so clingy lately?
CLINGY KARL: The fog has been thick this week. After a warm and sunny October it seems like we have plunged back into our foggy, summer pattern; but it's November so what is going on? ABC7's Drew Tuma explains.
How global warming, climate change contributing to wildfires, power outages
Being in the eye of a California fire-storm is terrifying on its own. But understanding the changing weather forces that are driving that intensity could spark a longer-lasting fear.
Fierce, dangerous winds expected near Kincade Fire
After a 24 hour break from fierce, offshore winds, another round of dangerous gusts will ramp up Tuesday night near the Kincade Fire. ABC7 Meteorologist Drew Tuma has more on how bad the wind gusts will get:
PG&E Power Shutoffs: Same weather, different response
Wind event after wind event is heightening our wildfire risk and threatening power shutoffs to thousands in the Bay Area in the name of safety. But, as Drew Tuma explains, the weather is not new -- just our response to it.
Bay Area soaked in sunshine instead of rain during unusually warm October
WHERE'S THE RAIN? Bay Area is soaked in sunshine with 90s in the forecast through Friday. Meteorologist Drew Tuma says October rainfall is below average.
Orionid meteor shower: Clear skies makes for excellent viewing conditions in Bay Area
LOOK UP! Shooting stars from Halley's Comet will light up the Bay Area sky late tonight -- it's considered to be "one of the most beautiful showers of the year."
PG&E Outages: 'If you still have power, you will not lose power'
If your lights are still on, you may be in luck -- PG&E says it is done turning off power to customers in Bay Area counties impacted by its Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Warm weather, gusty winds prompt Red Flag Warning for North Bay hills
RED FLAG WARNING: If you live in the North Bay, you may be in an area at risk for fire danger.
Warm October weather fuels Red Flag Warning for North Bay hills
A combination of warm weather, dry winds and low humidity is prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay hills on Saturday and Sunday.