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Will HaenniMeteorologist

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School: Valparaiso University

Hometown: Kirkwood, Mo.

Year Joined KRCG 13: 2016

Will joined the KRCG 13 Weather Authority team in May 2016 as the weekend meteorologist.

Will received his Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from Valparaiso University with minors in mathematics and digital media. During his time in college, he completed internships with Bryan Busby (KMBC - Kansas City) and Tom Skilling (WGN - Chicago). Will also participated in two convective field studies, which provided first hand experience forecasting and tracking severe storms in tornado alley. It was on those trips that he witnessed two tornadoes and numerous supercell thunderstorms in person.

Growing up in St. Louis (Kirkwood), Will is no stranger to Missouri weather. He remembers witnessing things like the significant ice storm of 2006 and the 2010 New Year’s Eve tornado outbreak. From winter snow storms to severe weather, Will loves the many challenges that Show Me State forecasting provides.

Unlike many meteorologists, Will didn’t discover his passion for weather until high school. Having always excelled in math and science, he sought meteorology as an interesting career path to combine those interests and apply them. He loves the challenge of making science understandable and important to viewers.

While not at work, you’ll often find Will at one of the many disc golf courses in mid-Missouri. He considers himself a lover of virtually all music, and plays the French horn. Will has also juggled since the age of nine, adding extreme pogo sticking to his repertoire a few years later. During many summers throughout his college years, Will street performed at various locations and events across St. Louis and Kansas City.

Will is excited to serve mid-Missouri and always looking for new ways to get involved! Whether it’s in person, email or social media, don’t be afraid to reach out to him!