Lauren Casey joined the WCCO-TV weather team in August 2011, and welcomes the forecasting challenge presented by Minnesota’s weather — 100 degree days in the summer to sub-zero temperatures in the winter.
Lauren credits author Seymour Simon for inspiring her passion for weather, as his children’s weather books helped birth a young weather enthusiast.
Lauren’s passion led her to Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology. In addition to her studies, Lauren also interned at the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly and at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia under her mentor Glenn ‘Hurricane’ Schwartz.
Lauren began her broadcast career in Macon, Ga., where she honed her severe weather forecasting skills. As the morning meteorologist, she covered active weather from hail to derechos, and two tornado outbreaks.
She came to the Twin Cities from southwest Florida, where watching the tropics and tracking sea-breeze-generated thunderstorms kept her busy as the morning meteorologist at WINK-TV.
During her time in Florida, Lauren shared her passion for weather, not only through the TV airwaves, but in the classroom. She instructed a weather course for Florida Gulf Coast University’s Renaissance Program.
In 2010, Lauren was proud to be awarded the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation by the American Meteorological Society.
In addition to weather, Lauren harbors a love of the outdoors. She has shared the back-country trails of Glacier National Park with grizzly bears, and she has trekked through parks of Zion, Grand Teton and the Grand Canyon.
Lauren is excited to be WCCO-TV’s weekend meteorologist and is enjoying weather-watching and trail-blazing in her new home state alongside her dog, Edgar.
Snow and rain will continue to fall throughout Minnesota well into Sunday with the possibility of a big snow storm beginning Sunday night in the extreme southwestern part of the state.
It’s by far the coldest day of the season and it’s only a taste of what we can expect this week.
An Arctic air mass is upon us, and according to WCCO meteorologist Lauren Casey, the cold will stick around for a while.
The eighth-annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships begins this weekend, and the player with most unpredictable moves ever year is the weather.
The U.S. Pond Hockey Championship was nearly cancelled last year. Unseasonably mild weather created thin, weak ice.
Sunday’s snowstorm brought the most single day snowfall in nearly two years. The big totals made for big smiles on the faces of snow lovers and business owners alike.
Residents across parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin are bracing for a snowstorm that could dump as much as 10 inches of snow in some areas.
Students at White Bear Lake Area High School got a hands-on lesson in their ‘Earth-Space Science’ class Thursday.
A freezing fog advisory has been issued for most of Minnesota from late Saturday night through Sunday morning, reports the National Weather Service (NOAA).
With no recorded tornadoes in Minnesota history in the months of December, January and February, according to the Minnesota Climatology Working Group, you might say that Friday (Nov. 30) marks an unofficial end of tornado season in Minnesota.
Rescue crews were called to Lake Victoria in St. Louis Park Thursday morning to check if someone had gone through the ice.
The Thanksgiving holiday is just a few days away, so will the weather allow you to get outside and throw the football around before gobbling up that turkey or will frigid conditions have you sidelined by the living room fireplace — watching football on the tube?
The tornado that touched down Saturday night in Burnsville was on the lowest end on the EF scale, but the damage was quite considerable.
After a weekend of 80-degree temperatures, it’s hard to believe that Minnesotans may see frost on Tuesday morning.
All 150 National Weather Service Doppler radars across the country are currently being upgraded with a new technology. Called “Dual-Polarization”, or Dual-Pol, it’s the largest and most advanced since Doppler technology was introduced in 1988.