Ryan Michaels

Meteorologist

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ryan.michaels@wjhg.com


Born and raised in the tropical climate of Sarasota, FL, weather has always been an interest in Ryan's life. Now it is a passion.

Whether it's bringing you your local forecast, tracking hurricanes, live severe weather coverage, or storm chasing, his passion is his job and everyday is just as exciting as last.

Ryan graduated from The Florida State University in 2008 with a degree in Meteorology. While attending, Ryan was privileged to get started in broadcast meteorology through the university's program 4FSU Weather. A half an hour show covering all weather, local, national, and headlines. It was produced and run solely by the students in the meteorology program; one of the only of it's kind in the nation. Interests became passion very quickly.

After graduating, Ryan took a job as the Weekend Meteorologist and Weekday Reporter for WJFW Newswatch12 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Talk about a climate change! But Ryan's forecasting and knowledge of the atmosphere expanded tenfold, as weather is very dynamic across the Upper Midwest. He received a promotion to Morning Meteorologist at the end of 2012, and that's where he really found his niche as a Meteorologist. He says, "If you walk out the door after watching my forecast, prepared for the day's weather, carrying a smile with you as you go, then I consider my job completed."

In 2014, Ryan had the opportunity to move back to his home state of Florida. He took a job with WJHG NewsChannel 7 in Panama City Beach as the Morning Meteorologist. While he still does miss the occasional 24" snow storm, having the opportunity to further his knowledge and forecasting abilities in tropical weather has always been a childhood dream. Ryan says he looks forward to the solving the daily weather puzzles the Panhandle has to offer! Plus you can't beat playing golf year round! Ryan is an avid golfer, so if you see him on one of the many beautiful courses the Panhandle has to offer, feel free to say hi!

Favorite Quote: "If we knew exactly the laws of nature and the situation of the universe at the initial moment, we could predict exactly the situation of that same universe at a succeeding moment. But even if it were the case that the natural laws had no longer any secret for us, we could still only know the initial situation approximately...But it may happen that small differences in the initial conditions produce very great ones in the final phenomena." Henri Poincaré, French Mathematician and Physicist, 1903.


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