Josh Nichols

From the early age of 5, Josh has turned his head to the heavens in awe of all things meteorological. Hailing from the town of Easton, Massachusetts, south of Boston, Josh began following the weather after Hurricane Gloria hit in 1985. After winning 1st place in his 8th grade Science fair for a project comparing a year’s worth of temperatures at his home with that of Logan Airport, he decided to pursue his fascination and become a weather observer for his hometown. In high school, he developed a keen interest in broadcasting.

With the help of his family, who have always supported his interests, and his teachers, Josh had his first broadcast experience delivering the weather report each morning via the intercom for the high school announcements. He went on to write a weekly article for his hometown newspaper called “The Weather Watcher,” which continued for several years after leaving home for school. He also spent many a summer day taking weather observations and studying the skies at Blue Hill Observatory, one of the most highly regarded weather observatories in the country.

Josh attended and graduated Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont in 2000 with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology, and an Associates of Science in Communications. After a summer as a freelance radio meteorologist for a variety of stations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Josh came to Rochester to work for WHEC-TV, preparing and delivering forecasts that air each Saturday and Sunday at 6 & 11 PM. When he’s not on the air, Josh can be found teaching Weather & Climate at Monroe Community College. In his free time, he enjoys running, working out, listening to jazz (what else!), tinkering with the piano and clarinet, traveling to see family in Boston and California, and spending time with friends.

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