Kevin Wagner joined phillyweather.net in February 2012. Since the second grade, Kevin has been interested in weather, when he watched lightning strike a house from the window in elementary school. At Neshaminy High School, Kevin was known as Kevin “Weather” Wagner, delivering his forecasts every afternoon on the announcements. Kevin’s forecasts were used during Hurricane Floyd as well as several winter storms. Kevin has been a volunteer firefighter for the past eight years and an EMT for the past six.
Kevin started attending California University of Pennsylvania in 2005 as a meteorology major. While there, he became a broadcast meteorologist for the campus TV and radio station and attended the National Weather Association conference in both Louisville, KY and Norfolk, VA. He also was able to go on two school sponsored storm chases. He even successfully intercepted a tornado in Kansas. Kevin did internships at WTAE (ABC) and WPXI (NBC), both in Pittsburgh.
Kevin changed his major to GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and Emergency Management and in 2010, got a job in Montgomery County as a Municipal Planning Specialist. While there, among other duties, he provided the staff with weather briefings for most major storms, including Hurricane Irene, TS Lee and several winter storms. Kevin also conducted damage surveys for several storms too. He was responsible for renewing the county’s StormReady certification with the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly.
Kevin currently works in the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, in the newly-created Regional Integration Center.
Kevin currently resides in Philadelphia and is currently working towards his Masters in Meteorology. He like the Phillies and the Flyers, traveling back out to visit his college friends in Pittsburgh and cooking.
Email: kevin (at) phillyweather.net.