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

  • Summer Weather Finally & Cristobal Goes Bye - Bye!
    Happy Monday! Welcome back to all of the students and teachers going back to school today too! Here are your weather headlines- * Warming up quickly today with 80s expected * Humidity mainly low but...
  • Quick Update On Cristobal
    I am closely watching the development of tropical Storm Cristobal today. It has struggled to strengthen and finally reached Tropical Storm status early today. It will likely track Northwest before gradually...
  • Summer Heat Arriving & Tropical Storm Cristobal's Outlook
    Happy Sunday! Some good weather news today through much of the week. We are also closely watching the track of Tropical Storm Cristobal. Justin will have more at 6PM. Here are the weather headlines- *...
  • Your Saturday Weather Update & Tropical Trouble Too
    Clouds and sun will go back and forth again today. Heat arriving for the upcoming week. We are also watching a developing system in the tropics too! Here are your weather headlines- * Sun and clouds today *...
  • Some Slight Changes-A Drop Or Two Tomorrow
    I hope you are all having a great Wednesday! Some good weather today with a few changes tomorrow. Here are the headlines- * Fog burning off * Sun & clouds today * Light winds and low waves on the...
  • Another Beauty Today! Will It Last? Take A Look!
    I hope you are having a great Tuesday. Here are your weather headlines- * Nice skies today * Pollen levels remain very high through the next few days * Another cool night tonight with 50s and lower...
  • The Nice Weather Rolls On!
    The great weather continues! Here are the weather headlines- * Bright skies today * Low humidity * High pollen count-A 10 out of 12 through tomorrow * A few more clouds at times by Wednesday * A little...
  • Some Cool & Quiet Weather To Start The Weekend
    Here are your weather headlines. Most of them are good!  * High to very high pollen count through the weekend * Sun and a few passing clouds today * A cool feel with 70s for highs * A slight breeze...
  • A Rough Start Today-Severe Thunder Midday
    Good morning-Quick update-Here are the weather details for today- * Heavy rain tapering off * Do not drive through flooded roads * 1" to 3" with isolated 5" of rain expected * Heavy rain tapers west...
  • All Eyes On Wednesday's Weather
    Here are the updated weather headlines- * More clouds coming in today * A few showers arriving later during the afternoon-mainly western Connecticut * On and off rain overnight * High tide running...
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