Sam Argier is Chief Meteorologist at KIRO 7 Eyewitness News. You can catch his weather forecasts Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and at 11 p.m. If you live outside Western Washington, you can watch those newscasts streaming live online here at KIROTV.com.
Before joining KIRO 7 in October 2008, Sam spent 10 years living in Southern California. He went to college at Chapman University in Orange County earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism. After graduating, he landed his first on-air job 100 miles east of Orange County in Palm Springs, California. Sam accepted a General Assignment Reporter position at KMIR 6 News, the NBC affiliate serving the Coachella Valley.
After reporting for a few months, Sam was given the opportunity to join the weather team. He took over the Morning Weathercaster position at KMIR and decided to focus his career in weather. In 2005 he was promoted to Chief Meteorologist at the station.
Sam completed his meteorology studies at Mississippi State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences-Broadcast Meteorology. He was awarded the prestigious Seals of Approval from the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. Sam has won two Emmy Awards and three Associated Press Awards for his work.
Sam considers being a new father his greatest accomplishment. His daughter was born in February 2011. In his spare time Sam enjoys exploring the Northwest with his family, going to concerts, and visiting his extended family in Las Vegas and Southern California.
Snow is falling in Western Washington Friday morning causing school closures and delays. You could feel the cold air outside Thursday; temperatures were in the 30s across the area. As a warm front approaches the area, we’re adding moisture into the mix, giving us the ingredients we need to see ...
Moisture moving into Western Washington later Thursday evening will bring a snowy commute Friday morning.
The heat peaks on Wednesday as temperatures make a run toward 90 degrees. This is record breaking heat, and rare heat for this time of year.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday bring the potential for urban flooding and mountain mud slides.
Heavier rain with the chance of thunderstorms on Thursday could bring the wettest day of the summer.
With no measurable rainfall at Sea-Tac, this was the driest July since 1960.
Back in the 80s this weekend. Ushering in July with 90s in the forecast.
A tornado touches down in McMinnville, Oregon Thursday afternoon with estimated wind speeds between 86 and 90 mph.
May's weather had a Jekyll and Hyde personality. We started the month with sunny warm weather, but ended on a cool and wet note.
On Monday, May 6th, Washington State was the hottest spot in the nation.