Chris Vickers

Hello everyone! I joined WTOL in 2008 and can be seen on WTOL 11 This Morning, FOX36 Daybreak and WTOL 11 Your Day. I love weather, it's not just a job, it's my hobby and a passion!   Our dynamic and changing weather patterns and four seasons offer a challenge in forecasting and tracking storms around the calendar. I grew up east of Cleveland in Concord, Ohio and and graduated in 2006 from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a minor in Physics. I was the founder and president of the Ohio University Meteorology Club and a senior forecast supervisor at Scalia Laboratory for Atmospheric Analysis.  I previously worked as a meteorologist in Bismarck, North Dakota at KFYR-TV. I am a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and have earned the prestigious distinction as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM #282). To earn this distinction, a person must hold a degree in meteorology, pass a rigorous written exam, and have their on-air work reviewed to assess technical competence, informational & explanatory value, and communication skills. I was received an Emmy Award for directing our team weather coverage in 2012. I received another Emmy nomination this year for my news coverage and awareness I raised running the New York City Marathon as a St. Jude Hero last November.  I am a determined supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and ending childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases.  This past year I led the launch of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Toledo on WTOL and FOX 36 which raised over $700,000 for the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in its inaugural year! I married my high school sweetheart in May of 2007. My wife Jen and I are proud to call Northwest Ohio home where we raise our two children. We love to be outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, golfing, traveling and running.

Recent Articles by Chris

First Alert Forecast: Colder, windy day

First Alert Forecast: Dry, mild day with a few rain showers tonight

First Alert Forecast: Windy and colder today with light snow chances

First Alert Day: Ice Storm Warning - Extremely icy through mid-morning, snow tonight

First Alert Day: Gloomy & Slippery Today, More Ice Ahead Tonight

First Alert Day: Rain and possible record high temperatures

First Alert Day: Rainy, Gloomy Day

First Alert Forecast: Turning cooler, freezing rain tomorrow morning

First Alert Forecast: Mild today, rain arrives this afternoon

Chilly today with a major weekend warm-up ahead!

FIRST ALERT DAY: Second day of record-shattering cold, brutally cold wind chills

FIRST ALERT DAY: Extreme, record-shattering cold

First Alert Day: Very slippery morning, record-shattering cold ahead

FIRST ALERT DAY: Snow today; extreme, record-shattering cold ahead

Prepare for historic arctic blast now

First Alert Forecast: Slippery roads and freezing wind chill cause morning delays

First Alert Forecast: First Alert Day for Extreme Cold

Subzero wind chills on the way this afternoon

First Alert Day Forecast: Steady snow arrives

First Alert Forecast: Winter storm will bring heavy snow, poor travel conditions