...Meteorologist Susan Vessell forecasts the weather for the CBS 42 Morning News.Meteorologist Susan Vessell forecasts the weather for the CBS 42 Morning News.
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is not ashamed when others call her
a "weather nerd" or "weather geek".As a meteorologist, she
considers it a compliment!
Susan's obsession with weather began as a child and she
older sister for the first interest.As a Missouri native, Susan
was often forced into the basement by her
older sister when severe weather was a threat.
There is one vivid memory that stands out during a tornado warning.As usual Susan
was in the basement with her
older sister listening to the radio, "I escaped from her
and ran outside.My curiosity was too intense and I needed to see things for myself.Once I made it out of the door, I remember the green sky and the eerie stillness."She
was then forever hooked on the mystery of weather.
Susan's first job as a meteorologist was in Amarillo -- prime storm chasing territory, which was exactly what she
was looking for.Working at KVII-TV as the morning meteorologist, she had the afternoons free to storm chase which was also part of her job duties.Susan
has been storm chasing all over the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas. Next, she joined the staff at Bay News 9 in Tampa, Florida as an evening and weekend meteorologist where she worked for three years.
also holds the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society
Susan's first priority is staying in touch with her
family and friends.After that her
biggest interest is severe weather and storm chasing -- naturally!She
is also a big shopping fan, but would rather shop on rainy days and spend the nicer ones outdoors.