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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.

It is not unusual for any location in the Dakotas or Minnesota to get a little snow in October, but big October snows are far more likely out west.
The powerful storm created an inland storm surge that killed an estimated 1800 people in Florida.
The latest long-lead forecasts from the Climate Prediction Center calls for a colder than average winter.
It is best to refer to these three months as Climatological Fall.
StormTRACKER Meteorologist John Wheeler looks at the mild and dry weather.
For a number of reasons, the day is longer than the night on the equinox.
The primary reason for this is the temperature gradient across the northern hemisphere.
The activity of squirrels, the thickness of muskrat houses and many other “signs” of the upcoming winter’s severity are poor predictors.
Copying and pasting a panel from the model is not the same as considering the actual meteorology of the situation.
In fall, we hear sounds a little better.