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 mild surge of air moved into Atlanta for the weekend, cooler air will settle across the region through Thanksgiving.
Dry weather is expected to last through Thanksgiving in the Dallas Metroplex.
Cold air returns to Chicago this week and a mix of rain and snow will lead to a messy commute Monday evening.
Milder air pouring into the Midwest will quickly be replaced by snow, plunging temperatures and travel hazards to kick off Thanksgiving week.
James Grimaldi of West Seneca, New York, used his drone to capture impressive aerial views of his snow-covered neighborhood.
East Coast travelers will have to deal with a major winter storm on Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year.
Ohio, PA, WV, NY (1950)
Record Snowstorm (24th-25th) Location Amount Youngstown, OH 28.7 in. (single storm record) Steubenville, OH 36.3 in. (single storm state record) Pittsburgh, PA 27.7 in. (single storm record) Charleston, WV 25.6 in. (single storm record) Albany, NY 22.5 in.
Typhoon Irma, the worst in 10 years packed winds up to 139 mph and resulted in a storm surge of 16 feet. 236 people killed; 600,000 were left homeless.
New York State (1989)
Heavy lake-effect snow caused a 60-car accident on I-81 north of Rome.