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.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
Downpours will spread from the lower Mississippi Valley to eastern and central Texas early this week, delivering needed rain but raising the concern for flash flooding.
A renewed risk of severe weather will threaten portions of the north-central United States early this week.
Thousands of structures, including a wildlife refuge home to more than 400 animals, are threatened by the Sand Fire in Southern California.
Off New England (1956)
The Andrea Doria, weighing 29,000 tons was rammed by Swedish liner Stockholm, weighing 12,644 tons, near Nantucket Lightship, MA. Andrea Doria was moving westward through fog while the Stockholm moving eastward in clear weather. Andrea Doria emerged from the fog across bow of Stockholm. Andrea Doria sank 12 hours later; 51 killed by impact or drowned before or during rescue attempts.
St. Bonaventure, Quebec (1975)
A tornado struck in the early morning hours wiping out 65 percent of the town, killing 3 persons and injuring 45. 300 persons were left homeless, and at least 100 buildings were destroyed.
Lawton, OK (1990)
A thunderstorm cluster brought 11" of rain.