Ron Smiley

Ron Smiley


620x349_SmileyRon Smiley joined the Fox 59 crew in August of 2010.  You can see Ron each week on Wednesday through Friday forecasting the weather at 4 a.m.  He is also the morning weekend meteorologist every weekend morning from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

While it took several years of school and many lucky breaks to get to where he is now, some would say they never had any doubts what Ron was going to grow up to be.  Next door to his house growing up lived a national Weather Service employee.  On the other side of his house lived a former television anchor. He says he just put the two together.  During career days, Ron would always invite Mr. Mike (the National Weather Service employee) to show-and-tell at his school.  While he feel a little guilty about it now, he couldn’t get enough of the snazzy maps and cool tools Mr. Mike would always pull out.  Ron says he’s glad he could make a career out of his passion.

In his free time, Ron enjoys running and working out at the Y, or hitting golf balls at the local driving range.  He also likes flying kites when the weather conditions are right.   Ron loves spending time with his family and generally if there is a kid’s event around town, there’s a good chance he will be there with them.

Check out your Easter forecast
It’s a wonderful time of the year, even for us meteorologist
Easter weekend will be dry, pleasant
Spring weather makes its return Thursday
Warmer today, with storms tonight