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Kari Hall May 20, 2022
Forecasting the Bay Area's Microclimates
Forecasting the Bay Area's Microclimates

Kari Hall joined NBC Bay Area in May 2015 as meteorologist for NBC Bay Area’s morning newscast Today in The Bay. She grew up in Louisville, KY where she says her love of weather began at a very early age. Kari began her career at KATC in Lafayette, LA, where she covered severe weather events, including Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Gustav. After spending six years in Louisiana, she moved back to her home state of Kentucky where she was the weekend meteorologist at WKYT in Lexington, frequently covering tornadoes and snowstorms. Before moving to the Bay Area, Kari worked at News 12 in Connecticut, where she was the Chief Meteorologist for two years. Kari holds a B.S. in Geoscience with an emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and has a seal of approval from the National Weather Association. She’s also won two Emmy awards including Best Weathercaster. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, Zumba dancing, and cooking. She is married and has two children.

About the Topic

Meteorologist Kari Hall will talk about what it takes to predict weather that’s complicated by climate change and varying topography along with an ocean influence. Learn what you can do to protect your family in the case of wildfires, extreme heat, flooding, or earthquakes along with the dangers of living in the Bay Area. Also hear how the message of the day’s forecast is prepared and delivered on tv, social media, and the web. Kari will give insight on what it’s like working in television news and experiences gained from being in the field for 17 years.

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