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Geoff Cornish

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Chief Meteorologist Geoff Cornish is thrilled to return home to the Keystone State.  He spent most of the past decade tracking storms from Tornado Alley to the Bluegrass of Central Kentucky, and most recently, Toledo, Ohio.  Geoff grew up in the northwestern suburbs of Philadelphia, where he was fascinated by the Superstorm of 1993 and the Blizzard of '96.  He has always been passionate about the weather. 

Geoff bleeds Nittany Lion blue, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Penn State University in 2004.  In his first career job, he was a forecaster for the New York Times Weather Page.

In 2006, Geoff left the Northeast, and landed his first television job at KOAM / KFJX TV, covering Joplin, Missouri, southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma.  On May 10, 2008, Geoff tracked an EF-4 tornado from the weather wall for more than two hours, and while two dozen people were killed, some viewers have told him his efforts helped them stay safe underground while their homes were badly damaged or destroyed.  Clips of Geoff covering that storm have aired on The Weather Channel's Storm Stories.

In 2008, he moved to Lexington, Kentucky to work at WTVQ.  His two most memorable storms in Kentucky were the historic 2009 ice storm, and the West Liberty, Kentucky tornado on March 2nd of 2012. 

Geoff joined the ranks of Lilly Broadcasting by becoming the weekend evening meteorologist at our sister station, WTVG in Toledo, Ohio in July of 2012, before being promoted to Chief Meteorologist at WICU / WSEE in December of 2013.   Toledo touches the western end of Lake Erie, but with the move to Erie, Geoff's family has migrated to the "active side" of the lake, at least when it comes to snow.

Geoff and his wife Angie live in Erie, and they adore their daughter Finley who was born in 2011.  They also have a dog named Hadley.  Geoff loves the outdoors, from kayaking to hiking and camping.  You may bump into him at Presque Isle, or on one of the many trails in the mountains of northwest Pennsylvania or western New York.  He's a Phillies, Flyers, Eagles, Sixers and Nittany Lions fan.  Geoff is active in his church and his faith plays a large role in his daily life.

Follow or friend Geoff for local weather musings on Twitter or Facebook.  His twitter handle is @StormOfCorn. 

 

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