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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.

This is almost triple the average for the period.
The geological record offers strong evidence of climate upheavals throughout prehistory.
There is nothing "normal" about "average."
About half of tornado deaths occur in the strongest one percent of tornadoes.
The image consists of an array of radiation surrounding an invisible, black disc.
Lightning heats the air to a temperature estimated at 40,000 degrees.
Inside a car is usually safe from lightning, but not because of the tires.
StormTRACKER Meteorologist John Wheeler discusses the rainy weather pattern
Here in the center of the continent, the mood swings of weather are extreme.
From the top of Mt. Everest to the bottom of the Mariana Trench is only 12.3 miles.