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 is the chief meteorologist at WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, West Virginia, and still works as a freelance meteorologist for WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C.
Merrill always had an interest in the weather growing up. He conducted numerous science fair projects relating to the atmosphere and in middle school was a weather watcher for WUSA-TV, Channel 9, in Washington, D.C.

Thus far in his career, he covered the flooding in June 2006 across Washington County, Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic severe weather outbreak of early June 2008, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and the January 2016 East Coast blizzard.

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. 

Starting on Monday, March 13, 2023,  Merrill officially took over as chief meteorologist and on-air personality at WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, West Virginia.  In April, 2023, Merrill, was inducted into the prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry!   

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.