Eric Fisher

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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

Boston’s WBZ-TV and sister-station myTV38 (WSBK-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS.

2016 FEB COLD SNOW

Anniversary Of A Milestone – 100 Inches Then, 60’s Now

Happy Anniversary?! Maybe not, but today is the day we topped 100″ of snow in Boston last winter. Today? 60s. Weather weirding in full effect.

02/25/2016

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Deja Vu Storm Tuesday – Thursday With Snow, Ice, Rain, & Wind

Another kitchen-sink style storm will bring snow, ice, rain, and wind over the next three days.

02/22/2016

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Complicated Storm Setup For Final Week of February

The final week of the month looks ugly with wintry weather making a return to the area. Here’s a technical look at the forecast ahead.

02/19/2016

A snowy Boston Public Garden, February 2016. (Photo credit: Mia Lewis)

A Major Meltdown

A classic snow-eating situation has erased a large amount of snow across New England. In some areas, nearly a FOOT of snow loss in 24 hours.

02/17/2016

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From Subzero To Soaking Rain – A 70º Swing In 36 Hours!

Subzero Monday morning, snow Monday evening, ice Monday night, downpours and 50s Tuesday, and even some thunder mixed in? Not a dull stretch for New England weather.

02/15/2016

saturday

Freezer Door Opens For Valentine’s Day Weekend

You may have a hard time remembering this winter has been an extremely mild one this weekend, as the coldest air in over a decade moves into the region for Valentine’s Day.

02/10/2016

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More Snow Chances Ahead

Our most widespread snowstorm of the season is under the belt, and now more chances are in the pipeline. It’s like that these next 2 weeks will be the ‘wintriest’ we’ve had so far in the 2015-16 season.

02/05/2016

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From Spring to Snow – Friday Flakes Expected

After near record temperatures and a spring-like rainstorm, snow makes a return to the forecast for Friday morning’s commute.

02/03/2016

(Photo credit: Eric Fisher-WBZ-TV)

State Of The Winter, El Nino Update, And Other Weather Tidbits

Cancel winter? Not yet. A return to snowy chances and colder temperatures is on the horizon after a very warm week.

02/02/2016

Punxsutawney Phil (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Forget Phil – Your February Outlook

Can you believe a big chunk of winter is already behind us? And with the forecast for the next few days, you may think it’s done altogether. But cold and snow isn’t finished just yet.

01/29/2016

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