Dan Skeldon

Dan Skeldon

Meteorologist  | Dan Skeldon joined the WFMZ weather team in August of 2015 as a freelance meteorologist, at first filling in on weekends when needed. It didn't take long for Dan to develop a fascination with the fickle weather of the Lehigh Valley as well as a fondness for the area, and he was excited to become a full time member of the weather team when an opportunity arose in July of 2017.

Dan earned a bachelor of science degree in meteorology from Cornell University in 1998, and his broadcasting career has taken him to the snowy climates of Michigan's Upper Peninsula to the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Capital District of Upstate New York over the last two decades. Most of his nearly two decade weather tenure was spent as chief meteorologist for NBC40 News in South Jersey, leading the Jersey Shore through winter's nor'easters as well as Hurricanes Irene and Sandy.

Dan is originally from New England, having grown up in Rhode Island and discovering his passion for weather when Hurricane Gloria blew through town in 1985. Dan's wife Amanda has family roots from Macungie to Easton to Tamaqua and, along with their rescue dogs Reese and Rosie, are excited to trade the salty air of the South Jersey shore for the crisp air of the Lehigh Valley.

Dan earned the American Meteorological Society(AMS) Seal of Approval for broadcast meteorologists and has spoken at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans. Since he's just a big kid when it comes to blizzards and thunderstorms, Dan loves visiting schools to spread his passion for weather with area kids, having visited hundreds of schools over his career.

From hiking to biking, Dan loves the outdoors and any activity that allows him to keep a watchful eye to the sky. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches tall, he's normally first to feel the raindrops and snowflakes and often has his head in the clouds.

Regarding the sometimes inexact science of weather forecasting, Dan likes to joke: "Hated or loved is the weatherman, for skies that are rainy or blue; for let it be known when a forecast is blown, he shares in the misery too."

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