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.
After a period of above-average temperatures across most of the Midwest and Northeast last week, a complete reversal in the weather pattern will move in this week.
A new round of thunderstorms will bring the risk of severe weather across parts of central Texas and Oklahoma to the lower Mississippi Valley.
Global warming and climate change, two terms that are treated synonymously in most media coverage and casual debate, have been shown to spark different reactions from the American public.
As residents are far from over with the recent cold winter across the Great Lakes, Mother Nature will bring the return of snowflakes to the region this week.
April 20 marks the five-year anniversary of the BP oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
A slow-moving storm in the Tasman Sea will lead to strong winds, rain and pounding surf along the eastern Australia coast into Wednesday.
Eastern New England (1991)
Deepening coastal storm: central pressure near 29.00", 55 mph winds and 3.32" of rain at Boston. Portland, ME, had 1.54" of rain in three hours. Two homes in Manchester, NH, partially unroofed. Wind gust to 128 mph on Mt. Washington. Final rain total for Portland was 4.21".
Greensboro, NC (1992)
Rainfall of 3.87".
Afton, VA (1992)
Dense fog caused a 50 vehicle pile up; two people were killed, and dozens were injured.