kdka-sm kdka-am-sm fan-sm pittsburgh-cw-logo

Jeff Verszyla

verszyla jeff Jeff Verszyla

(Source: KDKA-TV)

Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla joined KDKA-TV in April of 1996 and has been bringing viewers his local forecast ever since. Jeff can be seen delivering his forecasts weeknights on KDKA-TV News at Four, Five, Six and Eleven and on the Ten O’Clock News on Pittsburgh’s CW!

Like many weather enthusiasts, Jeff is very passionate about the weather and has a great respect for it. “My job is to inform the people of my hometown about the potential impact of a weather situation, so they can take the necessary steps to protect their property and, more importantly, their lives.”

Jeff is a member of the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association and the International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists. In February 2008, he was inducted into the National Meteorologist Hall of Fame in Punxsutawney, Pa. He also serves as a trained weather spotter for the Pittsburgh office of the National Weather Service.

When he’s not watching the sky or tracking the next approaching storm system, Jeff can be found talking about it with area elementary students. Every year the Weather Classroom hits the road to educate kids about some of the basics of weather and forecasting.

Here in Pittsburgh, Jeff began his broadcasting career on the radio at WVTY-FM (Variety 96) and WRRK-FM (Magic 97) where he was an on-air personality and morning show producer.

He came to KDKA-TV from KRGV-TV in Weslaco, Texas, where he forecast the weather for the morning and noon broadcasts. While in Texas, Jeff received great on-the-job severe weather training. He covered numerous hurricanes and also chased countless “Texas-sized” super cells every spring.

Born and raised in Sewickley, Jeff attended Quigley High School in Baden, PA and graduated as an Alden Scholar from Allegheny College in Meadville with a degree in Broadcast Communications and English. He received his degree in Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Depending on the season, you can find Jeff doing a variety of different things outdoors. In the winter, he enjoys lots of powdery snow, a steep hill and freshly waxed skis. In the summer, you’ll find him ‘trying’ to stretch a double into a triple in his weekend softball league. And, any time of year, Jeff likes to head below sea level for scuba diving with sharks. Jeff, his wife Shelly and their sons Alexander and Carson live in the Wexford area.

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Flurries To Taper Off, Warmer Temps Around The Corner

Tuesday wasn’t just filled with April showers, but April flurries.

04/15/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Wind Chill Advisory Issued, Falling Temperatures Causing Concerns

It’s a far cry from the spring-like weather we were enjoying just 24 hours ago. But this harsh winter is not over just yet.

03/12/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Kitchen Sink Storm To Bring Fluctuating Temps, Rain, Snow

Tuesday is expected to be another nice, mild day in Pittsburgh.

03/10/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Temperatures Plummet Sending Pittsburgh Into Deep Freeze

Extreme cold and snow-covered roads continue to be big weather concerns across the area as temperatures continue to plummet.

01/03/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Winter Weather, Wind Chill Advisories Issued For Much Of Area

Snow showers are once again knocking on our doorstep, and a blast of frigid air is right behind it.

01/02/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Fast-Moving Storm System Brings Round Of Snow

A fast-moving storm system is dropping snow across the area this evening, creating some hazardous driving conditions on local roads.

12/06/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

1-2 Inches Of Snow Possible This Weekend

This weekend November gets a little colder and we could see some snow.

11/22/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla’s 2013-14 Winter Weather Forecast

This winter is shaping up to be full of changes; significant shifts in the weather patterns leading to changes occurring on a month-to-month basis.

KDKA-TV–10/31/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect As More Severe Weather Moves In

Another round of wet weather is moving into the area.

06/26/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Some Pockets Of Flurries Still Lingering

Monday morning’s big chunk of snow is mostly past us, but some areas will still be getting some flurries overnight.

03/25/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Much Of Area To Get 3 To 6 Inches As Winter Storm Moves In

Warnings and advisories are in effect across the region as another round of winter weather moves through the area, and it could make for a tough Wednesday morning commute.

03/05/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

More Wet Weather Wednesday

Wednesday’s expected to be another wet day for Pittsburgh.

02/27/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Another Round Of Winter Weather Heading This Way

Another round of winter weather is expected to arrive just in time for the Friday morning rush.

02/08/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Jeff Verszyla’s Updated Winter Weather Forecast

After some record warm temperatures this week, cold weather has settled back in again. So, is this a taste of what’s in store for the month of February and beyond?

01/31/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Light Snow To Arrive Overnight

Another round of winter weather will be adding to the snow that is still on the ground from Wednesday’s storm.

12/28/2012

next

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,099 other followers