I’m Morgan Palmer, Chief Meteorologist at KIRO 7 News. I’ve been forecasting for Western Washington on KIRO 7 for more than 12 years now and you can catch my Pinpoint forecasts each weeknight at 4, 5, 6, 7, and 11 p.m.
7 Questions With Morgan :
Where did you grow up?
I am originally from North Texas, but have family in the Seattle area. Like the saying: “I wasn’t born here but got here as quickly as I could!”
Why did you become a meteorologist?
I was fascinated with weather from a very early age, and being a television meteorologist was the very first thing I ever wanted to be.
What cities have you worked in during your journalism career?
Worked in television in Tyler, Texas, then spent several years in Fort Myers, Florida before coming to KIRO 7 in 2011.
What’s the most memorable story you’ve ever covered?
I have covered several hurricanes, but I spent a week in South Mississippi covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
What are you most proud of in your career in news?
The big weather events I’ve forecasted are too numerous to count, but it never ceases to be special when I get a letter or email from a viewer telling me that my forecast helped them plan their day, their vacation, or kept them safe in a big storm.
What’s something people don’t know about you?
I have a habit of remembering really, really obscure facts. I don’t know why. I do really well at Trivial Pursuit!
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
My main hobby is photography, and there are so many great places in the Northwest to get that special shot!
Though Seattle-Tacoma International Airport only received about a half-inch of snow, overnight travelers flying with Alaska Airlines were stuck on the tarmac for hours as their plane was de-iced, only to end up with their flight being canceled.