Patrick Crawford

Meteorologist, CBM

Awards & Accreditations

Seal of Approval - American Meteorological Society (CBM)


Northern Illinois University, Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology and minors in Mathematics and Geography

Patrick Crawford has always been a huge weather buff! He grew up in Plano, Texas, and it was there that he experienced what Mother Nature was capable of doing. He would always turn on the television to see what local meteorologists were saying about the weather. That’s when he realized he wanted to be a meteorologist.

Patrick graduated from Northern Illinois University (’04) with a degree in Meteorology and a double minor in Mathematics and Geography. Broadcast Meteorology has been great to him and he has been able to work in television markets all across the country. Some of his stops have included New Orleans, Green Bay and even Yuma, Arizona. He is so excited to be part of the WeatherNation team.

He has been awarded the prestigious CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) weather seal from the American Meteorological Society.

Feel free to catch up with Patrick Crawford on his Facebook and on Twitter pages.

Q&A with Patrick Crawford

What inspired you to become a meteorologist?
I knew I wanted to be a meteorologist in high school. We would get major thunderstorms in North Texas, and I would always turn to local news for the very latest weather forecasts. I was just so mesmerized at how you could analyze all this weather data and predict the future with that information. I was hooked!
What is your most memorable weather experience?
That would have to be covering tropical weather in New Orleans. During my time there, I covered two named storms that hit the Louisiana coast; Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 and Hurricane Isaac in 2012. We were doing continuous coverage and sleeping at the station. It’s something that I will never forget.
Outside of weather, what are your hobbies or interests?
I enjoy playing Texas Hold’em Poker, video games, guitar, and fantasy sports.
Besides your parents, who has influenced you the most in your life?
All the great meteorologists I have worked with over my career. Their knowledge and experience has greatly influenced me through my life.
What is a little known fact about you?
I am the youngest of five with two brothers and two sisters.
What are your hopes and dreams for the profession of weather?
I really want weather forecasts to continue advancing. The technology we have to forecast weather is amazing. I can’t wait to see what weather products and technology looks like 10 years from now!


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