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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Mostly sunny & mild for 2 days

We're starting out with clouds around the area, with sun to the north. Eventually, the sun wins and the afternoon looks lovely – mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s, close to 70.

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A pleasant Star Wars Day with nice afternoon sunshine

We only have one sun on Planet Earth, unlike Tatooine with its 2 suns.  And our sun will be shining this afternoon as morning showers dry up. We'll be warmer than yesterday, with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. 

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Warming up mid-week

A weak front will move through today with some more rain this afternoon/evening.