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.

From June 24 through June 26 this year, the official sunset time in Fortuna, ND, is 10:03 pm.
La Niña is going strong after two years and appears poised to re-strengthen for a third consecutive winter.
If Lake Mead falls another 150 feet, water will not be able to flow beyond the dam.
Beauty from a weather perspective.
Strong thunderstorms forming in the warm and humid air ahead of this front will be capable of hail, strong wind gusts, and even a tornado or two this afternoon. This evening, the scattered storms will eventually form into a line which will move through eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
Peak wind is essentially unknowable at any specific location.
By today's date in 1988, Fargo had already had 16 days in the 90s.
StormTRACKER Meteorologist John wheeler looks at the summer's progress
However, 30-below temps happen less than they used to.
A sunburn is just as likely in temperatures below zero as in temperatures near 100 degrees.