Greetings and salutations! I happily joined the Fox 43 Weather Smart Team in November of 2018. I packed my bags and settled into South-Central PA after spending a year and a half forecasting the fickle and tricky weather patterns of West Virginia. While in Clarksburg, I worked for WDTV as the weekday morning and noon meteorologist. Prior to living in the wild and wonderful state, I spent some time in radio broadcasting as well, delivering forecasts to multiple stations in the Southeast.

Now, let’s rewind. I was born and raised in the city that never sleeps. From snowy winters to hot and humid summers, weather in New York City is rarely regular or boring. The desire to learn and master one of the most unpredictable phenomena in the world is what has driven me to become a meteorologist. I took my passion for weather to Rutgers University and graduated in 2017 with a major in Meteorology and minor in Business Administration. Throughout my 4 years in college, I created and delivered forecasts in our very own studio. I spent many long days interning in the newsrooms of News 12 New Jersey, ABC’s Good Morning America and World News Tonight. I have always been fascinated with all things weather but snow in particular is my favorite, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to forecast South Central PA’s winter weather! Keeping you safe when dangerous weather is imminent is my main priority.

On rare occasion when I’m not weather crazy, I have other interests as well! I learned how to play the piano at a very young age and I love sitting down and mastering a new piece. Cuddling up on my couch with my kitten Timmy and watching HGTV is another one of my guilty pleasures. If you have any questions about weather, I have the answer! Reach out to me on social media through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Or we can chat about weather the old fashioned way – send me an email at jpash@fox43.com.


Recent Articles
  • Strong cold front swings through tomorrow night, dramatic changes on the way this weekend!

    TEMPERATURE DROP OFF: We remain warm for one more day as we push into Thursday. By tomorrow afternoon, a strong front will be crossing through the area. High dew points and warm temperatures still in the area accompanied by the front to produce extra lift will likely spark the chance for a few more storms on Thursday evening. Beyond tomorrow, temperatures drop like a rock; a 10-degree difference in daytime highs between Thursday and Friday! If we go back to […]

  • More strong storms likely Wednesday as cold front closes in, plus dramatic changes by the weekend!

    MORE STORMS WEDNESDAY: As a strong cold front closes in, we are expecting to see more storms fire up on Wednesday. Temperatures will again soar up into the low 90s across the area with dew points in the 70s! This means Wednesday will again feel tropical and storms will have plenty of moisture to tap into. The environment will likely be prime for strong to potentially severe storms to develop. Most of the area is outlined in a marginal risk […]

  • Heat wave continues through Wednesday before strong cold front brings dramatic changes!

    SIZZLING HEAT CONTINUES: We tied the record high temperature on Sunday and we’re starting off the new work week on another sizzling hot note! Temperatures Monday afternoon climb into the low to mid 90s for highs and the heat continues as we push into Tuesday. While record highs do not look to be in jeopardy for Tuesday, temperatures will still be a good 5-10 degrees above average for this time of year. This is thanks to a strong ridge building […]

  • Near record-breaking temperatures to start off the work week, dramatic changes late-week!

    SIZZLING HOT START TO WEEK: If you thought we ended the weekend on a hot note, just wait until Monday afternoon! Temperatures on Sunday got up into the low to mid 90s, within just a few degrees of record high temperatures. Monday is likely to be at least just as hot, if not a few degrees hotter. The oppressive humidity makes it feel even worse outside! Heat indices this afternoon were around 100 degrees and much of the same is […]

  • Dangerous heat on the way as temperatures and humidity continue to rise!

    UNSETTLED WEATHER CONTINUES: We saw some strong storms early Saturday morning across portions of York, Lancaster, Dauphin and Lebanon counties. None of these storms met severe criteria, but they brought torrential downpours, some small hail, and strong wind gusts! One the storms passed through, clouds cleared and sunshine returned. There is a small chance we see more storms today, and a better chance we see some more numerous storms on Sunday. The threat for a stray to a couple storms […]

  • Oppressive heat and humidity arrives with the weekend!

    STORMS DEVELOPING: We once again woke up to thick cloud cover this morning and some areas of patchy fog. The blanket of cloud cover took a good bit to clear, but sunshine has returned this afternoon. As clouds continue to thin out, sunshine will try to destabilize the atmosphere and produce strong to severe storms. The good news is, our overall threat of severe weather is much lower today than it was yesterday. Most of the area is highlighted in […]

  • Strong to severe storms expected this afternoon as the unsettled weather pattern continues!

    STRONG STORMS TODAY: Despite the thick layer of cloud cover this morning and cooler temperatures, we are still monitoring the chance for strong to severe storms this afternoon. Cloud cover is quickly eroding early this afternoon allowing for sunshine to peek out and destabilize the atmosphere. Depending on how how quickly we can bring back stronger sunshine will determine how strong storms get this afternoon. We need rapid warming of temperatures and clearer skies to see anything impressive. The Storm […]

  • Unsettled weather continues as warmer and more humid conditions stick around!

    UNSETTLED WEATHER CONTINUES: We don’t get much relief from the blanket of cloud cover and dreary conditions over the next 24-36 hours. Decent energy in the upper levels of the atmosphere will provide a good environment for more storms to develop on Thursday. We will sit in what is known as the right entrance region of a jet streak or more simply known as an area of maximum winds way up in the atmosphere. This area is favorable for rising […]

  • Strong to severe storms possible Wednesday as a cold front approaches!

    STRONG STORMS WEDNESDAY: As a wave of low pressure swings by to our north Wednesday, an approaching cold front in a moist air mass will likely trigger thunderstorm activity during the afternoon and evening hours. The cold front will still be off to our west and that means southerly winds will be pumping in plenty of moisture out ahead of the front. High dew points will mean the potential for flooding, especially across our eastern counties. The Storm Prediction Center […]

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