Hello, my name is Dan
Satterfield and I am the Chief Meteorologist for WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Alabama.
and southern Tennessee have some of the most varied weather in the country, from severe
thunderstorms and tornadoes to ice and snow storms. The weather office at WHNT-TV
of the most advanced forecast centers in the southeast.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and grew up in Tulsa,
Oklahoma. I also recently earned a Masters in Earth Science from Mississippi
I have worked in television since 1980 and have covered 5 hurricanes and
more tornadoes than I care to count. My coverage of the Piedmont, Alabama tornado in 1994 was carried world-wide on
CNN... ABC and on the BBC.
As a student at the University of Oklahoma, I had the opportunity to work as a
Student Storm Chaser with the Tornado Intercept Team at the National Severe Storms Laboratory. (like the chasers depicted in the movie "TWISTER"!)
In 1997, I was invited to the White
House, by the President and Vice President of the United States, for a
conference on Global Warming. Here are a few of the pictures from the event.
A full member of the American Meteorological Society, Dan holds the AMS seal of Approval
and have been recognized as one of the Southeast's most popular weathercasters.
My family and I started
the Wild Wild Weather Page as an effort to show kids the fascinating world of weather that
Some of you have probably seen me in some of the Tornado footage
show on the Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel.
I am married, my wife Marian helps me with the Wild Wild Weather
Pages. I have 2 children, Kerri is a college student and Roy attends
elementary school. I also have 2 dogs, Vickie, and Maggie (she's
afraid of wind, rain, and thunder!).