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

  • What Month Is It? Here is Your Weather Outlook
    WOW! What a difference from yesterday's weather! Here is the updated weather outlook- * Cold and windy all day today * Wind chill in the 20s and 30s all day!  * A widespread freeze tonight * A...
  • A Wintry Start This Morning
    What a rough start today! I had a terrible drive in early this morning (2:45AM) Here's the latest- Snow and sleet finishing up along I-395 & ending soon Icy patches and conditions on untreated...
  • Rain, Wind, Snow & How Low Will Temps Go?
    Some big changes ahead! Here are the details: * On and off downpours today * Heavier for the afternoon/evening * 1" to 2" of rain expected with isolated 3" total for Eastern Connecticut possible *...
  • Rude Weather Changes On The Way!
    Big changes on the way! Here is a look at the weather highlights for this week: *Mild today *Increasing winds from the South *Dry all day *Increasing fire danger and pollen today *Watch for motorcyclists...
  • Your Monday Pollen Count
    One more very high pollen day today. The wind and dry air will cause the tree pollen count numbers to go just about as high as they can. Winds will be from the south 15 to 40 mph. Today's tree pollen count...
  • A Shower Today Will Not Keep The Weekend Sun Away!
    The weekend is near and let's check our updated weather headlines- * Spotty shower or two today * Some sun too-NOT a washout! * Some steadier showers late today/evening * Rain ending after midnight *...
  • Good Weather Today Followed By Unsettled Weather On The Way
    Some weather changes coming up. Some good and some not so good. Here is the weather outlook- * Sunny all day today * Increasing winds for the afternoon with gusts 25mph to 35 mph * High pollen and Fire...
  • Wind & Dry Air=High Pollen Again
    Here is a quick update on the pollen count. Very high today with the forecast for wind and dry air. A little lower tomorrow and early Saturday due to a few scattered showers. Then it goes back up for Saturday...
  • A Good Look Today & Tomorrow
    A good looking pattern today and tomorrow with high pressure in control!  Here are the weather highlights: * Bright and windy today * Very high pollen count * Fair weather tomorrow * A...
  • The Pollen Count Is Something To Sneeze At
    Good weather comes with bad pollen numbers!  The combination of dry air and wind today will make for some very high tree pollen numbers. The count across Connecticut is between 10.8 and 11.5 on a scale...
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