Morgan Palmer

Meteorologist Morgan Palmer serves as meteorologist for weekday editions of KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.

Morgan began "chasing" storms as a Skywarn severe storm spotter while a teenager and continues to pursue severe storms when time permits. He also served several years as a moderator of Stormtrack, the world’s largest online forum for storm chasers. Morgan is also a licensed amateur radio operator and enjoys hiking and exploring, especially in the mountains.

He completed advanced meteorology studies at Mississippi State University. He also holds a prior degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and spent the early years of his career at a Texas television station as a news anchor, reporter and meteorologist. He is a native of Abilene, Texas.

Morgan has family who have called Western Washington home for many years.

A self-described "Twitter addict," Morgan tweets very frequently about weather and other interests at @morganpalmer and loves to hear feedback from viewers. He is also on Facebook.

Morgan Palmer joined KIRO 7 in April 2011 from WBBH in Fort Myers, Florida where he served as meteorologist for various weekday newscasts. He holds the television Seals of Approval from both the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA).

Latest from Morgan Palmer

Will we see the Northern Lights in Seattle tonight?

The sun has been very active recently and two large solar flares this week have sent coronal mass ejections (CMEs) toward earth. A coronal mass ejection is a burst of magnetized plasma that interacts with the earth's magnetic field to produce geomagnetic storms and an enhanced aurora around the north ...

Will we see the Northern Lights in Seattle tonight?

A massive solar flare on Wednesday has skywatchers on alert for a possible light show from the Aurora Borealis -- the "Northern Lights" Friday night and Saturday morning.

An early detection system for Seattle earthquakes?

Q. How can earthquakes be detected before shaking begins?   A. When an earthquake occurs, shaking doesn’t start everywhere at once. Seismic waves travel outward from the epicenter (more accurately: hypocenter) at a fairly predictable rate (fluctuating a bit with geology within the earth’s crust). If we have enough seismometers ...

Thunder, lightning roll through Puget Sound

2:00 p.m. - The focus for most of the shower and thunderstorm activity will be north of a line from Bremerton to Seattle. Instability will allow for showers and thunderstorms – some with small hail – to persist in these areas through the early evening. Elsewhere, expect partly sunny skies. ...

A Western Washington heat wave is underway. The high temperature at Sea-Tac Airport soared to 88 degrees on Friday; 13 degrees above the average high of 75 for this time of year.

A Puget Sound heat wave is underway

SUNDAY EVENING: A few shower will roll north across the Puget Sound lowlands mainly south of Everett this evening while lightning-producing thunderstorms rumble through the Cascades. A Red Flag Warning for high fire danger is in effect east of the Cascade crest. West of the crest, moisture levels in the ...

KIRO 7’s meteorologist Morgan Palmer goes through severe hailstorm

KIRO 7 meteorologist Morgan Palmer describes his experience on a flight that was preparing to leave from an Abilene, Texas airport when a storm releasing golf ball-sized hailstones rolled in on June 12, 2014.     I was on an already-delayed commuter flight on American Eagle, from my hometown of ...

Sunday storm chance head of warming trend

KIRO 7 Meteorologist Morgan Palmer describes the chance for isolated storms Sunday afternoon ahead of a brighter stretch of weather this week.

More rain and isolated storms Sunday

Meteorologist Morgan Palmer says a disturbance moving through will spark more rain and the chance for thunder and small hail by Sunday afternoon.

Showers end tonight with warmest weather of 2014 ahead

Showers are in the forecast for Western Washington today as strong onshore flow and a slightly unstable environment combine to produce rising air pocket that turn into clouds and showers. Outside of the showers, expect some periods of sunshine. The heaviest rainfall after noon today will occur in a convergence ...

Flooding threat decreasing along area rivers

Flood warnings have been issued for some rivers around Western Washington today as heavy rain continues into Sunday evening.

 
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