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

  • Hot & Humid Plus Tropical Depression II
    The hot and humid weather will be around for us here in Connecticut through tomorrow. I am also watching the progress of Tropical Depression number 2 which is far from any land areas. I have a full discussion...
  • Poor Air Quality Today-Details
    We haven't had many poor air quality or Ozone Action Days this year, but today is one of them for a portion of Connecticut. Please take it easy if you have any breathing or health issues when you are outside...
  • A Fine Friday Followed By More Weekend Clouds
    Happy Friday! Great weather today followed by more clouds tomorrow and some close rain Sunday morning. Highlights- * Sun and a few clouds today * Humidity stays low today * Dry and cool tonight * More...
  • Improving Weather On The Way
    The change is underway right now across Connecticut. Drier air is moving in from the west and the showers are on the way out!  Less humid and nice weather expected tomorrow through the coming weekend....
  • More Flooding Downpours & Severe Thunder?
    Another active weather afternoon ahead. Conditions are changing this afternoon. The very humid air over Connecticut is fueling some scattered very heavy downpours this afternoon. A Flash Flood Watch is...
  • A Tornado Risk From PA to Connecticut Today
    We have an elevated severe weather threat for today. Please check my video for a full update.  Humid air in place and a changing wind field over the state will promote some strong thunder development....
  • A Fantastic Friday-Will It Last Through The Weekend?
    Happy Friday! Our weather looks pretty good through about 80% of the weekend. A few showers may sneak in Sunday Afternoon. Here are the details- * Less humid today * A random shower near RI Line-otherwise...
  • Much Of The Forecast Looks Good! Have a Peek-
    Here is the weather outlook through the coming weekend and early next week. I think you will like most of the weather. Here you go- * Sun and a few passing clouds today * Slightly lower humidity levels *...
  • Another Hot Day Today-Any PM Thunder?
    I hope you are having a good day! Hot and humid weather again today. Some thunderstorms likely to move in across western Connecticut after 6-8PM and move in through midnight tonight. A cold front will...
  • HHH Days Are Here!
    The hot weather wins out through midweek! Here are the weather headlines- * Hot and humid today * Sunshine with a very high UV Index * Gusty and choppy on Long Island Sound * Some weakening showers...
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