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! As a matter of fact Gil maintains his own weather website 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!

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