As chief meteorologist, my mission is to provide the most honest, accurate weather forecasts possible. I grew up in Jackson, where my weather obsession earned me the nickname "Weatherman Dan." I earned my atmospheric science degree from Cornell University. My career as a TV meteorologist included stops in Oklahoma, in Central New York and at News 12 New Jersey. I've also done research and programming work for the Northeast Regional Climate Center and NJ State Climate Office. I am proud to hold the American Meteorological Society's prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation. I live in Union County with my wife, Amy, and young sons, Jackson and Griffin. Things I love: family, wine, storm chasing, Broadway musicals and Disney World.
Winds finally lighten up Thursday, with lots of sunshine for NJ
We are watching two storm systems that could impact New Jersey as the first weekend of December approaches.
Brining for flurries? An open letter to Gov. Murphy and NJ DOT
Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow offers some meteorological commentary regarding New Jersey's recent non-snowfall and the excessive brine and salt operations.
Wind Advisory: 50mph gusts and flurries possible for NJ Wednesday
Wednesday's winds will whip even more wildly than on Tuesday.
Gusty wind will keep NJ’s weather blustery for several days
It will not be a damaging nor a "batten down the hatches" kind of wind, but it will add a noticeable bite to already chilly air.
Drenched again: Heavy rain, flooding threat return to NJ Monday
Flood watches and advisories are posted throughout New Jersey as our next storm system rolls in Monday.
Cold turkey! Coldest Thanksgiving Day on record for most of NJ
A brisk wind will kick up Wednesday, carrying arctic air and a few snow showers toward the Garden State to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
No travel problems, but big chill arrives in NJ for Thanksgiving
While Tuesday will be fairly quiet and almost seasonable, temperatures are about to plummet on a brisk arctic wind.
Thanksgiving week weather for NJ: Showers and a big cooldown
As a pair of weak storm systems pass across New Jersey, the threat for wintry weather will be low and limited.
One more burst of snow/rain Friday morning, then sunshine emerges
Low visibility and slippery roads could complicate Friday morning's commute across New Jersey, before our weather turns much calmer and brighter.
Jersey Shore Report for Friday, November 16, 2018
A powerful coastal storm continues to surge water toward the Jersey Shore. The peak tide crest occurred early Friday morning, causing minor to moderate tidal flooding. Our next high tide around midday Friday could still be elevated (especially along bays and tributaries), but the overall flood ris…