Joshua Eckl is the weekend meteorologist for KEYC. Joshua was born and raised in South Saint Paul, MN, and says he knows just how the climate and weather can be in Minnesota. Joshua studied atmospheric science (meteorology) at the University of North Dakota. During his time in North Dakota, he had two internships, one with Atmospheric Resource Board of North Dakota forecasting severe weather and another with Praedictix Weather in the Twin Cities, where he got his first taste of the green screen.
Joshua Eckl joined the KEYC team in June 2018. Fear is what started Joshua out on his love for weather. As a young child he was terrified of severe weather and in order to cope with his fear, his parents placed him in front of the television and relay updates as they came in. Now, Joshua will chase severe weather when the opportunity presents itself.
• What are your hobbies?
Storm chasing, time-lapse photography, golfing, spending time outdoors, and as of recently rock climbing.
• If you could spend a week anywhere where would you go?
Fuji is what you would think but I would honestly want to spend a week out in the southern plains during the spring chasing weather. Or just place me somewhere with little to no light pollution so that I may shoot some night time-lapses.
• What's your favorite sport to watch?
Toss up between football, hockey, and golf.
• What's your favorite season?
Summer when dew points are in the 70s and we get that tropical feeling.
It is day two of severe weather awareness week in Minnesota. Today it's about severe weather, hail, and lightning. In today's weather blog we are looking at the criteria associated with severe thunderstorm warnings and why you should never ignore a severe thunderstorm warning.
Today, April 12th, is the kickoff to severe weather awareness week in Minnesota and to start we will cover the difference between a warning vs a watch, make sure you have a plan in place, and ways to receive weather alerts.
Today is the start of meteorological winter. Our astronomical winter does not start until December 21st. What's the difference between meteorological and astronomical seasons and why do we have two? Find out in today's weather blog.
Over the last decade the National Weather Service has been using the Watch, Warning, and Advisory system (WWA) to alert the public on impactful weather. Confusion in some of the terminology has the National Weather Service looking into changing things up.
A rare storm event unfolded Monday August 10th, 2020 from South Dakota down through Iowa, Illinois and parts of Indiana before weakening. This event is known as a derecho and today's weather blog breaks down the event plus why it classified as a derecho.
Well, it's that time of the year when the dew points start to climb and it feels downright miserable outside and when you sweat you just feel overall 'sticky'. Today's weather blog explains why you feel 'sticky' when it's hot and humid.
An upper level ridge stays overhead the next couple of days helping temperatures stay in the 90's with some locations nearing triple digits. Today's blog takes an in-depth look at ridges and their process.
Rainfall reports come in all shapes and sizes, today's weather blog looks at a few ways KEYC gets its rainfall reports and also shares with you were you can locate this data through the comfort of your own home.
Today's weather blog looks at yesterday's severe weather in the Central Plains and Mid-Atlantic and also breaks down today's severe weather that looks to impact the Central Plains and Mid-Atlantic again today, May 4th.
Spring is underway and before we know it severe weather will be moving across southern Minnesota. Today's weather blog looks at two cloud formations that occur during severe weather that often get mistaken for one another.
Yesterday, March 1st was the start of meteorological spring however the calendar date for spring is until March 19th. Why the difference? Well today's weather blog explains the difference between the two.
Another round of freezing rain/drizzle is possible tonight across parts of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Here are the two ways freezing rain can form plus a look at tonights determining factors.
The probability of a tornado in Minnesota during the winter months is less than 0.01%. In the Deep South, the probability climbs as they brace for the possibility of another winter outbreak of severe weather this weekend.