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John Wheeler

John Wheeler

Meteorologist

John Wheeler is Chief Meteorologist for WDAY, a position he has had since May of 1985. Wheeler grew up in the South, in Louisiana and Alabama, and cites his family's move to the Midwest as important to developing his fascination with weather and climate. Wheeler lived in Wisconsin and Iowa as a teenager. He attended Iowa State University and achieved a B.S. degree in Meteorology in 1984. Wheeler worked about a year at WOI-TV in central Iowa before moving to Fargo and WDAY..

Wheeler covers weather for WDAY TV and radio, as well as for The Forum and for inforum.com. Most meteorologists find stormy and extreme weather fascinating and Wheeler is no exception, but his biggest interest is severe winter weather.

An old folk name for this type of cloud formation is "mare's tails."
One factor in making our air humid is the establishment of crops.
As flooding has increased in recent years, the impacts of these mitigation efforts can be seen all over.
StormTRACKER Meteorologist John Wheeler looks at the general weather patterns.
Most raindrops have a diameter between half a millimeter and four millimeters.
Dust devils were plentiful at this time last year.
This summer, much of the Southern Plains will experience worsening drought conditions.
This is almost triple the average for the period.
The geological record offers strong evidence of climate upheavals throughout prehistory.
There is nothing "normal" about "average."