Gil Simmons

Meteorologist Gil Simmons joined Storm Team 8 in February 2003. Gil served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps as a meteorologist/oceanographer for six years forecasting weather conditions all over the world. He then moved back to Connecticut to forecast the weather locally. Gil received two Emmy nominations for his weather coverage in Connecticut and was awarded 2002 Best Weathercast in Connecticut by the Associated Press. A native of Foster, Rhode Island and Killingly, Connecticut, Simmons is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University, a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. He has obtained the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society. Hobbies include crossfit, snowmobiling, motorcycle riding, running, skiing and you guessed it.........weather! As a matter of fact Gil maintains his own weather website www.weather4connecticut.com in his spare time. You can also find him on his facebook page talking weather here or on twitter here. Gil also sets time aside to participate in a variety of community fundraisers and events. He jumps into an icy lake every Thanksgiving Day morning to help raise money for Muscular Dystrophy. He also donates time to groups fighting Multiple Sclerosis, The American Heart Association, Connecticut Red Cross, Curechief Foundation, St. Jude, Veteran groups and many others with great causes. He looks forward to delivering the weather every weekday morning on NEWS 8, and writing for WXedge.com!

Latest Articles

  • Sunny & Windy For Now-Soggy In The Extended
    Here are the weather headlines- * Windy for most of the day today with gusts to 45mph * Winds will start diminishing late in the day today * Sunny all day & dry * VERY HIGH pollen and fire danger...
  • Red Flag Warning Today For All Of Connecticut
    A very high brush fire danger across Connecticut today. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the entire state. The combination of very dry air and strong winds will promote any...
  • Spring Showers, Wind and When Will It Warm Up?
    Here is a look at the weather headlines- * A spotty downpour or two today * Sun and clouds * Expect the wind to pick up mid-late afternoon * Cold tonight with 20s inland to middle 30s shoreline *...
  • Some Earth Day April Showers On The Way
    Happy Earth Day 2014! One more really mild weather day today before some changes. Here are your weather headlines- * Mild again today-Cooler near Long Island Sound where water temp is only at 42 * Showers...
  • Temp Ups and Downs With A Few Showers Too!
    I hope you all had a t weekend...more nice weather today. Will it last? Here are the details- *A few clouds around Eastern Ct. before clearing *Sunny and warming quickly today *Good weather for the...
  • Some Warming In The Forecast
    Your weather headlines- * Bright skies today * Temperatures remain colder than average with highs in the upper 40s to 50s * Another freeze for most of the state tonight * More clouds coming in at times...
  • What Month Is It? Here is Your Weather Outlook
    WOW! What a difference from yesterday's weather! Here is the updated weather outlook- * Cold and windy all day today * Wind chill in the 20s and 30s all day!  * A widespread freeze tonight * A...
  • A Wintry Start This Morning
    What a rough start today! I had a terrible drive in early this morning (2:45AM) Here's the latest- Snow and sleet finishing up along I-395 & ending soon Icy patches and conditions on untreated...
  • Rain, Wind, Snow & How Low Will Temps Go?
    Some big changes ahead! Here are the details: * On and off downpours today * Heavier for the afternoon/evening * 1" to 2" of rain expected with isolated 3" total for Eastern Connecticut possible *...
  • Rude Weather Changes On The Way!
    Big changes on the way! Here is a look at the weather highlights for this week: *Mild today *Increasing winds from the South *Dry all day *Increasing fire danger and pollen today *Watch for motorcyclists...
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