Over John Carroll’s 30-year career as a broadcast meteorologist, he has worked in every portion of the country; to say he is well-traveled would be an understatement. From California to Connecticut, Bozeman to Birmingham, he has gotten firsthand knowledge of almost every weather phenomenon possible. Now he has found a home in Virginia and will use that knowledge to keep you safe and informed.
He has a passion for forecasting the weather and maintains the Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association and is a member of the American Meteorological Society. John is a certified Wildfire Weather Forecaster, was awarded the “Certificate of Excellence” for Broadcast Meteorology by the Colorado Broadcasters Association, and continues to strive for excellence each and every forecast.
John loves getting out in the community as well as helping out local charities. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Blue Ridge Chapter of the American Red Cross. John also works closely with and supports New Freedom Farm in Buchanan, where horse therapy is used to help Veterans and First Responders with PTSD. He is always ready to volunteer for numerous local charities and events.
School visits are a high priority and he’s written three children’s books about the weather. If he didn’t get into forecasting the weather, he probably would have been a teacher, so if you’d like to “talk weather” with John at your school, he would be honored to come by for a visit.
He loves this part of the country and is proud to call Roanoke home while keeping the Blue Ridge Mountains in his backyard.
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