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: Sunny Today, Soaking Rain Ahead

First Alert Forecast: Bright, pleasant day

First Alert Forecast: Rain showers this morning, Saturday

First Alert Forecast: Mild, Brighter Afternoon

Chances for a White Christmas are trending downward today

First Alert Forecast: Some Sun Now, Rain & Snow Chance Ahead

First Alert Forecast: Frosty morning leads to cold, dry day

Chilly start to the week, warm up on its way

Bright and Sunny Weekend

First Alert Forecast: Afternoon snow showers will bring light accumulations

First Alert Forecast: Cold, cloudy day with snow chances tomorrow

First Alert Forecast: Cold, dry day

First Alert Forecast: Chilly week, weekend ahead

First Alert Forecast: Gloomy, wintry feel all day

First Alert Forecast: Brisk chill with flurries and light snow

First Alert Forecast: Rain mixes with snow as day will get colder

Mostly cloudy skies ahead of tomorrow’s FIRST ALERT DAY

Mild Sunday Before Frigid First Alert Days!

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for dry weather today

First Alert Forecast: Arctic Front with Light Snow and Bitter Cold