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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.

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Weather Alert: Strong Storms Likely Friday

Another round of strong to severe storms will be possible Friday afternoon through the evening, especially for areas northwest of Boston. Here’s a look at the impact and timing.


Weather Alert: Scattered Showers And Storms Expected Tuesday

A WBZ Weather Alert Day for Tuesday with scattered downpours and thunderstorms likely to develop across the area


Unprecedented Early-Season Heat Possible

Boston could set a mark for early-season heat that hasn’t been done before. Regardless, some summer swelter is heading toward New England!


Warmest Weekend Of The Year On Deck

Warmer air is on the way, but the rain chances don’t completely go away with it.


Weather Weirding To Start 2017

Everyone is talking about the cool weather, yet warm records have vastly outnumbered cool ones in 2017. How can this be? An odd balance is at work.


Flannel to Flip Flops: Record Warmth Coming To New England

A cool, damp, and gray start to May is about to take a dramatic turn. Summer warmth floods into New England with a chance of record heat this week.


Soaking Storm With A Silver Lining?

A nor’easter is poised to move in this Mother’s Day Weekend, but it’s not all bad news. The timing could work a bit in our favor.


Goin’ Seattle – Cool Pattern Dominates Mid-May

A lot of deja vu weather on tap as the Northeast sits in a rut through mid-May.


Cutoff Low, Weatherman’s Woe

A stagnant weather pattern will keep New England in the cool and unsettled air for the foreseeable future.


The Heavy Rain Train Returns To Town

Another big drink coming to New England with a soaking Cinco de Mayo rainstorm on the way.


Near-Record Warmth On The Way To New England

After a cool Saturday we’re off to the races will full-fledged spring fever kicking in along with a chance of record highs.


Drought Gets A Big Dent With A Series Of Soaking Storms

A series of storms is dumping snow and rain over New England as we kick off spring. So is the drought still a story, or is it being erased in a hurry?


New Month, More Snow? Cold Nor’easter Kicks Off April

A cold March is about to give way to a cold and stormy start to April. And no, we’re probably not done with that whole ‘snow’ thing either.


Winter: The Party Guest That Just Won’t Leave

Go home winter. Cold temperatures and snow/ice continue to lurk in the forecast. When will ‘spring’ decide to show up?


Record Warmth Dominates The Lower 48

Record breaking warmth has been bringing spring to most of the country this month, and those warm temperatures are en route to New England this week.


Epic Ski Conditions Across New England For President’s Day Weekend

The best President’s Day Weekend conditions in years are setting up across New England. A deep snow pack and quiet weather? Perfect storm for winter sports.


Blizzard Gives Way To More Weekend Snow

More snow is on the way in this weekend, with a potentially major storm just off the coastline by Sunday night. Here’s a look at what to watch for.


The Science Behind X-Factors for Thursday’s Nor’easter

As a snowstorm winds up across the region, here’s a more technical look at the storm and what surprises may lurk for us.


Winter’s Back! Cold Air And Several Snow Chances Ahead

The thaw is over, and winter is back in the game. Several chances for snow and much colder air are in the forecast.


A Long January Thaw Comes To An End…Will Snow Follow?

Our long January thaw is coming to an end. Now that colder air is moving in, will it bring snow along for the ride?


Weekend Snow? A Close Pass With 2 Coastal Storms

Will we have it all, or nothing at all? A couple storms come nearby Friday and Saturday with snow chances with southeastern Massachusetts having the highest odds of shoveling.


Coastal Storm To Bring Heavy Inland Snow and Wind

A coastal storm will bring heavy snow, rain, and gusty winds to New England on Thursday. Here’s a look at where the heaviest snow is expected to fall.


Ask Eric: Why Aren’t The Earliest Sunsets On The Solstice?

Sunsets have been getting later well before the Winter Solstice. Why does this happen before the ‘shortest day of the year’?


Big Swings In Weekend Weather: Snow, Ice, Rain, 50s!

A snowy Saturday morning will give way to a mix of ice and rain, to be followed by 50s and rain on Sunday! Here’s a look at some of the wild swings ahead.


Harsh, Near-Record Cold Coming To New England

We’ll have a shot at a couple of record lows, which are rarely set these days. And for sure, it will be dangerous to be outside without the proper precautions.


Eye On Weather: Sea Level Rise Could Have Big Impact In Boston

The latest report predicts an additional 2-4 feet of sea level rise by the end of the century.


Winter Weather Forecast: Above Average Snow Returns

We believe above average snow will return to southern New England this winter.


Closest Supermoon in 68 Years To Light Up The Skies And Bring King Tides

A glorious full moon will rise Sunday evening, lighting up the night sky. It won’t just put on a bright show, but will bring pockets of coastal flooding with ‘King Tides’ next week.


November Musings – When Will The Cold Arrive?

The month of November is off to a quiet start, but how long will it last? And will flakes be able to fly before Thanksgiving?


Stormy October – But Are We Still In A Drought?

October has brought us plenty of rainfall, but there’s still a ways to go to get out of two year’s worth of drought.


Will Wintry Weather Pay A Visit This Week?

Parts of the area could see their first snow and/or ice this week as some of the coldest air of the season settles in.


Gardens Beware: Killing Freeze Friday Night For Many

Time to say goodbye to the growing season for much of the area. Temperatures are expected to take a dive Friday night.


Big Shift In Matthew’s Track?

Tuesday trends pushed Matthew farther away from New England but increased the threat for the southeast coast.


Powerful Hurricane Matthew Eyes the U.S. Coastline

Hurricane Matthew is a dangerous storm that’s expected to directly hit Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas. After that, it’s a very close brush with the U.S. coastline, including New England.


Tropics Watch: Will Matthew Pose A U.S. Threat?

The tropics are getting interesting as a storm heads toward the Caribbean this week. A hurricane is looking more likely, but its future destination is still in doubt.


Crisp Air, Don’t Care? Then The Weekend Forecast Is For You

Summer is doing its best to hold on, but the coolest stretch of weather this season is looming around the corner. Check out the details on how chilly it will get this weekend.


2016 Fall Foliage Outlook

An historic drought will no doubt have an impact on autumn’s greatest show. But fall foliage won’t be a complete dud in New England. Here’s where to expect the best and brightest spots.


What Would It Take To End the New England Drought?

The rain deficit has grown to historic proportions across southern New England. How much rain (and snow) do we need to end the drought, or at the very least get things on the right track?


Drought Danger Zone? No Relief In Sight

Drought impacts are increasing across the region as the rain still refuses to fall. Our prospects aren’t looking much better in September. How long will the 2015-2016 drought continue on for?


Hurricane Hermine On Approach This Weekend

Hermine will have an impact on our holiday weekend, but it’s not a total washout. Here’s a look at when wind and rain will come knocking across southern New England.


Will The Tropics Visit New England This Weekend?

The tropics are extremely busy right now, but there’s one storm that has our attention more than others. A close pass to New England is in the forecast this Labor Day Weekend.


Boston To Crush Warmest August On Record

It’s back to school time but the summer sizzle isn’t going anywhere. September may pick up where a record warm August leaves off.