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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Active Friday morning weather; improvements for the weekend

A cold front is slicing through the region this morning with rain, heavy at times, and gusty winds.  There is a Wind Advisory posted now until 10 a.m. for the Washington Coast and the North Interior - areas in orange on this map.  With gusts up to 50 mph we could have tree limbs down over power lines and power outages.  

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Another perfect August day, rain on the way tomorrow

Today will be sunny and seasonally warm - upper 70s to near 80 - a perfect August day.  Normal for Seattle is 77.  Overnight, clouds move on shore and we'll wake up to some rain tomorrow morning.