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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Today is the last great day of summer

The first day of fall is next Wednesday, September 22nd, but today is the last great day of summer with sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s to near 70.  We're starting out clear and chilly with some of us in the 30s this morning.  Here are the temps as of 6 a.m. this morning.

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Feeling a bit like Fall

After hitting 80 degrees yesterday and the day before, we'll nudging 70 today.  Clouds are rolling in and thickening up.  Normal highs are rapidly decreasing.  The normal high for this weekend is now 73 degrees, and we'll be cooler than that today and all next week.  We'll be lucky to hit 70.  The first day of Fall is September 22nd and the normal high for that day is 70.  So, yep!  It's feeling like Fall!  

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Sunny and mild Thursday; cloudy and cooler Friday

Like yesterday, it'll be mostly sunny today, or a mix of clouds and blue sky, and highs will be above normal.  Normal for this time of the year is 74. We'll top out around 78 today at SeaTac.

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Comfortable September weather, cooling down a bit

We had some rain overnight and there are a few sprinkles left to the north and on the north coast. But later on, the sun will beat out the clouds and we'll warm up to the upper 70s to near 80.

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Another spectacular September day

Like yesterday, we're starting out with chilly temps, but we'll have abundant sunshine and warm up to the mid/upper 70s this afternoon.

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A chilly morning as many kids go back to school

Kids walking to the bus stop with want to bundle up a bit because we've got temps in the 30s and low 40s this morning. With abundant sunshine, we'll warm up to around 70 this afternoon.