A 1992 graduate of the University of Kansas, with a degree in Atmospheric Science and an AMS Television Seal of Approval, Mike has worked at television stations stops in Nebraska, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Minnesota.
Mike and the other seven members of his family (wife, two sons, two cats, one fish, and one frog) are enjoying their life in the Bay Area. It's a rare day to find them apart. You are more likely to find them at the pool or beach, jumping on the trampoline, or riding bikes. Mike and his wife enjoy volunteering as much as they can at their son's schools. They are a very active family always making the most of all the Bay Area has to offer.
So how did Mike get interested in the weather? Do you remember where you were on May 6th, 1975? Well...Mike does! That was the same day an F4 tornado (207-260 mph winds) ripped a path through his city of residence (Omaha, Nebraska). The wailing sounds of winds whipping through the trees, the screams from the other kids, and the curtains flying across the room, Mike's family wasted no time assuming the safety position in the basement. Although that was a frightening experience for most, it was a career awakening experience for him. At the ripe old age of six, Mike's curiosities were piqued with an immediate goal of understanding how this tornado could level one house to its foundation, while not even touching another house just a few feet away. The scientist in Mike was born.
Heat wave: Bay Area to reach highest temperatures of year so far
DANGEROUS HEAT WAVE: Today's temperatures are set to soar to the highest of the year so far -- reaching 110 degrees in parts of the Bay Area.
Heat wave: These Bay Area hot spots will have sweltering temperatures
What does 111-degree heat feel like? One North Bay city is about to find out. See other Bay Area hot spots expected to melt in sweltering temperatures here:
Temps to reach up to 108 this week in parts of Bay Area during blistering heat wave
HOT! HOT! HOT! Get ready for triple-digit temps, Bay Area. Some East Bay neighborhoods could reach 108 during dangerous heat wave.
Strong, gusty winds to whip across Bay Area neighborhoods, major bridges
WIND ADVISORY: Gusts up to 55 mph could bring down trees, power lines and make it tough to drive across major Bay Area bridges, says Meteorologist Mike Nicco.
Triple digit heat coming to Bay Area for Memorial Day weekend: Here's how hot it will be
EXCESSIVE HEAT: It's going to be warm in some Bay Area neighborhoods this weekend with three consecutive days of brutally hot temperatures, says Meteorologist Mike Nicco.
Several Bay Area neighborhoods jump to 'exceptional' drought category
EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT: Several Bay Area neighborhoods are now experiencing the highest level of drought, according to new figures released Thursday morning.
Bay Area jumps to 'extreme' drought category
EXTREME DROUGHT: Bay Area is now experiencing the second highest level of drought.
Fast winds, up to 50 mph, could bring down trees and power lines in Bay Area during 12 hour window
HOLD ON! Potentially damaging winds are on the way to many Bay Area neighborhoods, says Meteorologist Mike Nicco.
Drizzle on the way to Bay Area this weekend with chance of thunderstorms in higher elevations
"We want the rain, but we don't want the dry lightening that could spark a wildfire," says meteorologist Mike Nicco.
High fire danger in Bay Area for Mother's Day weekend with wind gusts up to 60 mph
It's a warm and breezy Mother's Day! Relative humidity will plummet this afternoon as temperatures warm under the breezy north winds, as the Red Flag Warning is extended through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
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