Tom Terry is an experienced and well-respected meteorologist who has been Chief Meteorologist at WFTV Channel 9 since November 2012. He is a highly sought after weather expert, having worked in the field of meteorology for over 20 years. He has a passion for the science of weather and its impact on people’s lives and the environment. Terry’s extensive experience makes him one of the most trusted meteorologists in Central Florida.
Background and Career History
Tom Terry was born in Gainesville, Florida, and grew up in Central Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Meteorology in 1993, after which he immediately began working as a broadcast meteorologist for WCJB-TV20 in Gainesville. In 1995, he went back to school to earn his master’s degree from Mississippi State University’s Distance Learning Program in Geosciences with an emphasis on broadcast meteorology. After completing his studies, he returned to Central Florida and accepted a position as chief meteorologist at WESH 2 News where he stayed until November 2012 when he joined WFTV Channel 9 as Chief Meteorologist.
Innovative Use of Technology
Terry’s expertise lies not only in forecasting weather conditions but also implementing innovative technology that allows people access to reliable and accurate forecasts anytime they need them. He was among the first local broadcasters to utilize laser Doppler radar technology for pinpoint accuracy during severe weather coverage, giving viewers more detailed information about storms before they hit their area. Other innovations include using social media platforms such as Twitter to provide real time updates on breaking news stories and other important events impacting viewers throughout Central Florida. Additionally, Terry is constantly exploring new ways to provide accurate forecasts while meeting viewers’ needs through interactive platforms like blogs, websites and videos that are easily accessible online or via mobile devices like smartphones or tablets.
Tom Terry is one of Central Florida’s most reliable meteorologists who has been informing viewers about their daily weather conditions for over 20 years. His dedication to providing accurate forecasts through innovation technology has made him an invaluable asset to WFTV Channel 9’s news team while earning him respect both locally and nationally among his peers