It was early February 1978 and weather forecasters were predicting a nor’easter to barrel up the coast. At the time, Dan Brown was only four years old. But, even at such a young age, he remembers being excited for the anticipation of the prospects of a huge snowstorm. Of course, this storm will forever be known as the blizzard of ’78 and from that time on Dan was hooked.
As a boy growing up in the Boston area he would track everything from a feeble sea breeze to a potential blizzard. However, it was a long road from his young days of pretending to be a weatherman in his parent’s basement, where he would set up his “weather center,” to being a meteorologist on real-live TV for abc40.
Dan grew up in Lynn and graduated from Salem State University. After working in the “real world” for a few years he realized he would not be happy professionally unless he was working in weather.
It was then that Dan decided to go back to school for Meteorology. Having never left the Boston area, he packed up his bags and headed to Mississippi State University where he received his masters in Geosciences with a concentration in Meteorology.
Shortly after graduation he landed his first weather “gig” at the abc affiliate in Binghamton, N.Y.
He worked there as the weekend Meteorologist for nine months before coming to abc40 in September of 2002.
Since joining abc40, Dan has worked as both a meteorologist and a reporter. And has forecast every aspect of weather from the June 1st tornado to the October snowstorm. He is now working as the morning meteorologist on abc40 and has been forecasting western Massachusetts weather for over a decade. Dan also highlights the best our area schools have to offer with the abc40 Honor Roll.
Dan lives in East Longmeadow and is an avid Boston sports fan. He enjoys running, working out and competes in many area road races, including the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day 10K, which he plans on running for the tenth time this coming March.