The Almanack Weather Prognosticator
Chad Merrill joined J. Gruber's Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack in 2019 as its 8th weather prognosticator. He has been a meteorologist for 17 years. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from California University of Pennsylvania, he has worked in television at WJAC-TV in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and WHAG-TV (Now WDVM) in Hagerstown, Maryland. Most recently, Chad has worked as a meteorologist for WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C., the Nowcast Weather Network, and mostrecently, with Earth Networks (www.earthnetworks.com).
Recently Merrill was awarded The National Weather Association’s Seal of Approval. The association’s Seal of Approval award is earned by meteorologists who pass a written exam and on-air evaluation by a group of panelists. The NWA Seal of Approval program was launched in 1982 to promote quality weather broadcasting. According to the National Weather Association, 1,045 meteorologists currently hold the NWA Seal of Approval. Click here for the local writeup on his significant achievement.
When he is not analyzing weather data, Merrill enjoys working out at the gym, running, taking trips with his husband and their families and serving as a volunteer Disc Jockey for WRGG-93.7 FM, an oldies radio station in Greencastle, Pennsylvania.