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.
Cold air and flurries are in store for the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday but should not significantly impact voter turnout.
Snow and slippery travel will arrive in the mid-Atlantic states prior to the middle of the week.
Waves of arctic air invading the eastern half of the United States this week will culminate with the coldest weather of the season so far for some areas by the Valentine's Day weekend.
Chilly air will visit New Orleans this year for the annual Mardi Gras celebrations and linger over the city until later in the week.
Warmer air will build from California to Washington into Tuesday raising temperatures to near-record levels and increasing the risk of wildfires in some areas.
Denver Broncos fans celebrating the Super Bowl win will see ideal conditions for Tuesday's parade and pep rally.
Snowstorm, worst of season. 12-18 inches in the western mountains . . . a foot common statewide up to 24 inches in the mountains of Vermont, between Bristol and Waitsfield. 16 inches in other mountain areas, 12-14 inches in valleys, 14 inches at Albany, NY and 10 inches at Plattsburgh, NY.
Chicago, FL (1987)
Wind gusts of 65-70 mph from the north and northeast produced 15 foot waves on Lake Michigan. There were extensive shoreline erosion resulting in millions of dollars, and boulders 6 feet in diameter were pushed on shore.
60-80 mph winds from a powerful storm in the Pacific.