My lampshade design skills are jealous of my love affair with the atmosphere…

Meteorologist Kim Martucci has been chasing down storms and forecasting the weather ever since she picked up her degree in Atmospheric Sciences from Cornell University.

She cut her television teeth while tracking twisters for WAFF in Huntsville, AL.  It wasn’t long before WGRZ, in Buffalo NY, came calling.  It was there where Kim got first-hand experience forecasting lake-effect and thunder snow.  Her next stop was Boston MA, where she was the weekend meteorologist for WFXT, the Fox O&O.  Kim was regularly the “human weather stick”, broadcasting live from the various nor’easters that battered the New England coast for both WFXT and Fox News Channel.  In the spring of 2000, Kim took a camera crew chasing twisters across tornado alley.  Her work earned her an Emmy nomination for “Best Weathercaster” in New England.  This also sparked her love of tornado chasing.

Eager to gain more experience, Kim accepted a position as “Chief Meteorologist” for WBRE in Wilkes-Barre PA.  The new challenges of managing a weather department, along with the curve balls mother nature threw across the Pocono Mounain region of northeast Pennsylvania, kept Kim’s forecasting tools sharp.  When hurricane Isabelle came calling, Kim was there, guiding viewers through the Susquehanna’s second highest crest, testing the flood barriers to downtown Wilkes-Barre.  In early 2005, Kim moved to Washington DC to forecast the morning weather for WUSA.  This area of the country is the crossroads to all weather:  winter’s ice storms, to summer’s heatwaves and hurricanes.  This is where Kim met her husband, Ben. 2010 was a year of change for Kim and Ben. WRC, NBC Washington, picked up Kim for freelance work. Viewers began to notice that much of West Virginia was being blocked by Kim’s growing belly. Later that Fall, West Virginia got their weather map back when Kim and Ben welcomed their son, Maximus into the world. Max will be joined by a baby sister in September, 2012. Together, with their four cats, they live in northern Virginia (with Kim’s shoe collection.)

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