John Wheeler

John Wheeler

Meteorologist

John Wheeler is Chief Meteorologist for WDAY, a position he has had since May of 1985. Wheeler grew up in the South, in Louisiana and Alabama, and cites his family's move to the Midwest as important to developing his fascination with weather and climate. Wheeler lived in Wisconsin and Iowa as a teenager. He attended Iowa State University and achieved a B.S. degree in Meteorology in 1984. Wheeler worked about a year at WOI-TV in central Iowa before moving to Fargo and WDAY..

Wheeler covers weather for WDAY TV and radio, as well as for The Forum and for inforum.com. Most meteorologists find stormy and extreme weather fascinating and Wheeler is no exception, but his biggest interest is severe winter weather.

In recent weeks, the strength and position of the jet stream has favored very little storm activity.
This warm blob has been created by a large region of high pressure in the atmosphere.
The West African Monsoon season is likely to start generating large tropical waves.
Air is not heated up very much by sunlight.
StormTRACKER Meteorologist John Wheeler discusses the August forecast
Some states are now starting school at the beginning of August.
Hot and sticky weather always leaves us feeling, well, hot and sticky, and also thirsty.
The reason for this comes from global weather.
It would, however, be premature to pronounce it dead.
The Perseid Meteor Shower is the most popular of the year.