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.
Boston’s WBZ-TV and sister-station myTV38 (WSBK-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After near record temperatures and a spring-like rainstorm, snow makes a return to the forecast for Friday morning’s commute.
Cancel winter? Not yet. A return to snowy chances and colder temperatures is on the horizon after a very warm week.
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.
Friday morning’s commute could be snowy for much of the area. While not a major storm, there could definitely be slick travel.
Unlike last year, our first larger snowfall is not being followed by bitter cold and a streak of blizzards. But there is one system to keep tabs on for the end of the week.
All indications are for a major East Coast storm to just graze New England, keeping the big impacts off to our south. But we’re still on the edge of this one, and keeping an eye on the trends.