M.J. McDermott

M.J. McDermott

Meteorologist

I have a degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington and I’m proud to say that I am the first woman and TV weather person to win the annual UW Forecasting Competition in more than 60 years. I’m also a member of the American Meteorological Society and hold its Broadcast Seal.

Aside from that, I also have a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Maryland. After working in New York City as an actress, I moved to Seattle. In the early ‘90s, I co-hosted a children’s TV show on KSTW with Rosco T. Raccoon and won an Emmy.

I am an Air Force brat who was born in Florida and I moved a lot as a kid – I’ve now lived in Seattle longer than anywhere else. I live with my husband and twin teenage boys in north Ballard.

The latest from M.J. McDermott

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Rain at times through the weekend

A high-pressure ridge offshore is permitting the jet stream to point right at us, giving us rain at times today and tomorrow morning, then a chance of rain over the weekend too.

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Active weather for the first weekend of 2021

Our New Year's Day will be relatively quiet with rain at times, winds kick up this afternoon, especially on the coast and to the north, and mild afternoon highs in the low 50s. There will be snow in the mountains, but the snow level will be around 5,500 feet, so it's rain at the passes today.