It is with great shock and sadness that we report fellow Expert Senior Meteorologist, Vice President and General Manager of AccuWeather, Inc. Television Network, Ken Reeves has passed away.
Ken is survived by his wife Raychel, his parents, a brother and a sister. Ken and Raychel were married in October 2011.
He died as a result of a tragic accident, which occurred at his home in Lemont, Pa., Sunday afternoon, March 25, 2012.
Ken had been with AccuWeather 29 years, since he graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1983 with a degree in Meteorology.
According to Barry Lee Myers, Chief Executive Officer of AccuWeather, Inc., "Ken was a person of great energy, was liked by all and will be greatly missed."
As a friend and fellow colleague, he will be greatly missed.
Ken was always willing to offer his expertise on dramatic and controversial weather issues.
According to Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and President of AccuWeather, Inc., "Ken contributed to the success of the company in many ways over the years."
All of our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Ken was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and graduated from Abington High School in 1979.
By Alex Sosnowski, expert senior meteorologist.
Hurricane Ignacio may enhance showers and stir rough surf for the Hawaiian Islands as it approaches next week.
After Erika brings heavy rain and locally gusty winds from Hispaniola eastern Cuba into Friday night, the system will move toward the Bahamas, the Keys and South Florida this weekend.
As many as seven tropical cyclones were churning throughout the world this past week, while smoke from wildfires across the Pacific Northwest led to poor air quality across the region.
Heat and humidity will return to Harrisburg this weekend and hang on into next week.
Heat will linger in Eastern Europe for much of the fall season; meanwhile, the British Isles and northwestern Europe can expect a stormy end to the season.
As Hurricane Katrina barreled towards the Gulf Coast, peaking at Category 5 strength while feasting on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, meteorologists around the country prepared to deliver one of the most crucial and life-saving forecasts in history.
Pennsylvania & New Jersey (1971)
Tropical Storm Doria caused severe floods in southeastern PA and NJ. Damage estimated at $138 million.
Colorado Springs, CO (1978)
Hail 6 inches deep.
Rochester, MN (1979)
2.73 inches of rain fell in 50 minutes making this the wettest August on record. (9.52 inches of rain so far this month). The heavy downpour flooded the streets of Rochester, stranding about 1,500 cars.