"Chief Meteorologist Tim Buckley loves the weather, and loves forecasting it here in the Triad. Tim is an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, which is the highest distinction provided by the American Meteorological Society.

Tim is a veteran forecaster in North Carolina, having covered all types of weather events across the state, including Hurricanes Irene, Sandy, Arthur, and Matthew, the April 2011 tornado outbreak, and multiple snow and ice storms here in the Piedmont. As Tim says, North Carolina weather always keeps us on our toes.

Tim earned an Emmy nomination for the WFMY News 2 Weather Spotter program, which allows spotters across the Piedmont to provide live reports on-air to the rest of our viewers. (If you’d like to become a spotter, shoot Tim an e-mail!)

His fascination in weather began at a young age, growing up on the snowy shores of Lake Ontario near Syracuse, NY. He earned his degree at Penn State University's well respected Department of Meteorology. Prior to coming to the Triad, Tim worked on the other side of the state at WWAY in Wilmington. He was recognized by the Associated Press for his wall-to-wall coverage of the state's largest tornado outbreak in April of 2011.

Tim is an avid nature photographer, and loves exploring the beautiful scenery of North Carolina. If you have any favorite hiking spots, let him know! An avid sports fan, you'll find Tim cheering on his favorite teams throughout the year. In fact, Tim was a member of the Penn State Blue Band in his college years, following the football team across the country.

Count on Tim for all of your forecasts only on WFMY News 2. And when you see him out and about, be sure to say "hi". Better yet, find Tim on social media and he’ll be sure to say “hi” right back.

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