In his college days at Missouri, Craig Moeller's idea of fun was chasing tornadoes across the plains of the Midwest. It was not just for fun, however, as Craig and his colleagues were gathering important data to help us understand the nature of these intense storms. It also inspired an interest in severe weather coverage. Craig has extensive training in satellite imagery analysis and Doppler radar interpretation. When tornadic weather occurs in Hampton Roads, Craig's experience makes him a trusted source for the vital weather information you need.
While attending the University of Missouri, Craig did extensive research on the Greenhouse Effect, the emission of "greenhouse gases," and their affect on global warming. He also interned at the National Weather Service field office in Columbia, Mo., where he took weather observations and entered data for the NWS official records. Craig covered devastating flooding across mid-Missouri while at KOMU-TV, and was later featured in an educational TV special covering the Great Midwestern Floods of 1993.
At his next station, KUTV, he reported on snowpack and spring water runoff management studies in Salt Lake City, Utah, participating with the U.S. Snow Survey in the Uinta Mountain Range to gauge snowpack. Craig gained experience and knowledge in mountain meteorology and is especially adept at predicting lake effect and bay effect snow. Craig is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, certified by the American Meteorological Society.
Since joining 13News in 1997, Craig has won three Capital/Chesapeake Bay Emmys. He twice received the award as the Meteorologist/Associate Producer of 13News Daybreak, and once for outstanding reporting on the “Severe Weather Test” series. He was sent to Florida and Alabama to cover Hurricane Ivan at landfall. Craig is involved with several annual community events, charities, and local holiday parades.
Not only does Craig cover the weather Monday through Friday on 13News Daybreak and 13News at Noon, he also hosts segments of “It’s Our Watch/Project Green.” His reports cover environmental issues and the impacts (both positive and negative) we have on the planet.
When not on television, you might catch Craig making an educational weather presentation to students at an area school, out helping with his church’s youth group, coaching his sons’ teams on the baseball fields or basketball courts, or at one of the great campgrounds in the region, just kicking back with his family.