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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.

From the top of Mt. Everest to the bottom of the Mariana Trench is only 12.3 miles.
There is a natural knee-jerk reaction to lay blame on something.
Statistics, however, easily create opportunities for misinterpretation
These clouds are made up entirely of snowflakes, which is why they look wispy and feathery.
The past few years have brought frequent swings from wet to dry and dry to wet.
The National Weather Service now uses a superior hydrology model based on past floods.
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Late season blizzards are so common enough to be a regular part of literature.
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For the first time, we will see galaxies that formed shortly after the beginning of time