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Eric Fisher is Chief Meteorologist for CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV News and anchors weather segments weeknights at 5PM, 6PM, and 11PM, as well as WBZ-TV News at 10PM on myTV38 (WSBK-TV). He is also a frequent contributor the CBS News, often found reporting on breaking severe weather across the country on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.

Born and raised in New England, Eric says there are few places on earth that produce weather like this little corner of the U.S. It offers the challenges of blockbuster snowstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves, frigid cold snaps and dramatic seasonal shifts. Eric vividly remembers Memorial Day of 1995 as a day that helped solidify his path as a meteorologist, when an infamous tornado ripped through Great Barrington in the Berkshires. Glued to the red warnings crawling across the screen and watching the radar, his career in weather was born.

Fisher joined WBZ-TV News from The Weather Channel in Atlanta where he spent three years as a Meteorologist. He produced and delivered national forecasts and contributed to numerous live reports on extreme weather for The Weather Channel, NBC Nightly News, TODAY and MSNBC. Some of the most notable events Fisher reported from include the Moore, Oklahoma tornado in 2013; the 2011 tornado Super Outbreak; Hurricanes Sandy, Irene, and Isaac; and the massive blizzards that essentially shut down New York City in December of 2010 and Boston in February of 2013. Recent times have unfortunately provided no shortage of natural disasters. Previously Fisher worked as the morning meteorologist at WGGB-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts.

A supporter of science and learning, Eric is a member of both the Mount Washington Observatory and the Blue Hill Observatory here in New England. Eric is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY) with a B.S. degree in Atmospheric Science and a minor in Mathematics.

Connect with Eric on Facebook.com/ericfisherwx  and on Twitter @Ericfisher

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Stormy Friday? Severe Storms Possible To End The Week

After cleaning up from Monday’s microburst, another round of storms looms for Friday. Will the ingredients come together to produce damaging winds?

07/19/2016

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First Heat Wave of 2016 On The Way

After a cool stretch, the warmest weather of the season is in the forecast this week with the first heat wave of 2016 possible.

07/11/2016

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4th of July Weekend Forecast: Best In Years!

The last several years have had their share of weather woes when it comes to the 4th of July. This year is aiming to break the streak!

06/30/2016

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Tired of Beautiful Weather Yet? Yeah, Me Neither

Beach? Pool? BBQ? You’ll be pretty happy with the weekend forecast.

06/23/2016

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Drought Ahead? Dry And Getting Drier

A dry spring is giving way to a dry summer, and drought may become a bigger part of the conversation if fortunes don’t reverse soon.

06/17/2016

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Big Heat Stays Away To Start June

There are some warm days in the forecast, but the big-league heat will stay away from New England for the foreseeable future.

06/03/2016

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Wrapping Up Meteorological Spring

Meteorological Spring runs from March through May, and it came in drier and warmer than average. Here’s a look at the past 3 months and how they shape up versus past springs.

06/01/2016

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Eye On Weather: Hurricane Season Outlook

Here are the variables at play and some takeaways before the season officially begins on June 1.

05/21/2016

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Eye On Weather: Lessons Learned From Hurricane Of ’38

Also known as the Long Island Express or the Great New England Hurricane, there’s no storm on record that matches the pure destructive power of the Hurricane of ’38.

05/21/2016

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Ask Eric: What Created This Colorful Show Over Boston?

Many looked up and saw a strange sight in the sky over the Boston area. What causes these bright colors without any rain around?

05/18/2016

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