Posted at: 04/24/2007 11:34 AM
Updated at: 02/10/2015 12:56 PM
Hi and thanks for stopping by! I’m News10NBC Meteorologist Josh Nichols.
I’ve been fascinated by the weather for as long as I can remember. I grew up in the Boston area and have always been very close to my family.
When I was 12, my Dad brought home what I thought was THE coolest gift anyone could have ever asked for on their birthday. It was….a weather radio. Each day after school, I would sit near that radio, listen to the forecasts, and then watch the local TV meteorologists on the evening newscast comparing the weather outside my house to what was being reported on the air. I decided one day that maybe those TV stations needed a weather watcher from my hometown, and so, I called up each TV station in Boston to see if I could call in my weather report to help them out with their forecasts. Well, before you know it, I was calling reports in every day, running a weather station at my high school and meeting in person the very TV meteorologists that encouraged my interests.
My first broadcast experience was delivering the weather report each morning via the intercom for the high school announcements. Throughout high school and college, I wrote a weekly article for my hometown newspaper called “The Weather Watcher,” and spent many a summer day taking weather observations and studying the skies at Blue Hill Observatory, one of the most highly regarded weather observatories in the country. I can’t thank my family and my mentors back in Boston enough for their inspiration.
I earned my Meteorology and Communications degrees at Lyndon State College in Vermont and then in 2000, came to Rochester to join News 10NBC. Just recently, I earned the American Meteorological Society’s highest seal of approval for television weathercasts.
Today, I am living out my dream by forecasting and tracking Rochester’s changeable weather with the best weather team imaginable. You can watch my weathercasts every Saturday & Sunday on News 10NBC at 6 & 11.
When I’m not on the air, I’m teaching a class on Weather & Climate at Monroe Community College, or traveling to share my passion for meteorology with children in the classroom.
In my free time, I enjoy exploring all that Western New York has to offer up culturally and otherwise. I enjoy running outdoors and traveling the country to see my family in Boston and my nephews in California.
So drop me a line, say hi, and thanks for watching News 10NBC.
E-mail Josh Nichols at JNichols@WHEC.com.