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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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.
A WBZ Weather Alert Day for Tuesday with scattered downpours and thunderstorms likely to develop across the area
Boston could set a mark for early-season heat that hasn’t been done before. Regardless, some summer swelter is heading toward New England!
Warmer air is on the way, but the rain chances don’t completely go away with it.
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.
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.
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.
A lot of deja vu weather on tap as the Northeast sits in a rut through mid-May.
A stagnant weather pattern will keep New England in the cool and unsettled air for the foreseeable future.
Another big drink coming to New England with a soaking Cinco de Mayo rainstorm on the way.
After a cool Saturday we’re off to the races will full-fledged spring fever kicking in along with a chance of record highs.
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?
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.
Go home winter. Cold temperatures and snow/ice continue to lurk in the forecast. When will ‘spring’ decide to show up?
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.
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.
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.
As a snowstorm winds up across the region, here’s a more technical look at the storm and what surprises may lurk for us.
The thaw is over, and winter is back in the game. Several chances for snow and much colder air are in the forecast.
Our long January thaw is coming to an end. Now that colder air is moving in, will it bring snow along for the ride?
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.
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.
Sunsets have been getting later well before the Winter Solstice. Why does this happen before the ‘shortest day of the year’?
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.
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.
The latest report predicts an additional 2-4 feet of sea level rise by the end of the century.
We believe above average snow will return to southern New England this winter.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Time to say goodbye to the growing season for much of the area. Temperatures are expected to take a dive Friday night.
Tuesday trends pushed Matthew farther away from New England but increased the threat for the southeast coast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
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.
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.