Meteorologists & Chasers

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The entire FWF weather AND lifestyle team always look forward to adding a little something extra to our updates. The passion and dedication we all have runs deep, and our goal is to guide you through the amazing world of weather. When you pepper all the savory weather stories with a little fashion and lifestyle flare…Voila!  You’ve been served.

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My name is Erika Martiń and I am a Broadcast Meteorologist and Severe Weather Expert at NBC10 Philadelphia . I chase tornadoes, obsess over lake effect snow, and get a thorough thrill when I’m live in the field watching a supercell show us all who’s boss.
My coursework as a grad student has allowed me to grow my experience as a scientist and weather worshiper into a career that is well-rounded and measured as a calling, whether in a controlled studio environment or in the middle of a wild weather outbreak. My undergraduate degrees include Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism. I’ll be earning my MBA in Energy & Sustainability in 2017, after which I intend to pursue a PhD in Weather & Energy.
Now that I’ve explained the Weather aspect of FWF, I’ll quickly touch on Lifestyle. I actually started my broadcasting career as a TV Host. I decided to go back to school for Physics (Yeah that’s a popular subject in the hosting world) and I came across the most perfect field of science for me. Finding the creativity and trend-setting dynamics in the hydrostatic equation just seemed to click! And THAT’S how it all connected organically.
The hydrostatic equation is always in fashion!

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Nicholas Langley is a storm chaser and severe weather reporter, who’s been tracking wild weather across The Plains and along The Gulf States for over 10 years. He founded The T.A.C.S Team (Tornado Alley Chasers & Spotters Team) five years ago and has an esteemed reputation for his accurate and daring, yet “safety first” approach to capturing tornado footage.
A self proclaimed weather nerd, Nick has been hyper-focused on studying the tendencies of the infamous Tornado Alley for the past three years. His appreciation for Mother Nature’s power has far been exceeded by his experiences on the field, and he continues to pursue his goal of keeping those who may be in the line of a severe weather threat up-to-date and safe.
Nick and Erika began working together last Winter, during a stretch of severe weather outbreaks in Colorado and Kansas, and have since developed a great working relationship that emphasizes the relayed empathy that must be impressed on those who may not be directly impacted. 
For more on Nick folow him on Instagram and Twitter @TACSTEAM
img_48931-1Certified National Weather Service spotter and storm chaser Jay Dobensky has been forecasting and reporting on extreme weather for over 15yrs. New England born and bred, Winter storms and tropical cyclones were the catalyst for his fascination with weather. Some of his earliest childhood memories include helping his father, who was a firefighter, study storm preparedness and practice emergency evacuation routes.
Growing up in a family of avid sportsmen, Jay developed a natural love for the outdoors. As a teenager, Jay became a champion Marksman, qualifying for the Olympic Regional Match. It’s upon reflection that Jay realizes his upbringing and unique exposure to Mother Nature was the blueprint for his confidence to pursue his passion for storm chasing and extreme weather.
As any stormchaser will tell you, the effort can get expensive, and with his background in business and technology, Jay has been fortunate to grow his company (Sustainable Technology Solutions) into a socially responsible, automation integration design firm. The success of his firm has allowed for some extensive and exciting cross-country storm chasing adventures!
Jay studied Business Management at Johnson State and Naugatuck Valley College 
For more on Jay follow him on Instagram and Twitter @JayDobenskyWx

10 Comments Add yours

  1. NVfan says:

    Miss you in the morning delivering the weather! Best of luck in future endeavors!

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  2. Kevin Cova says:

    Hello Miss. Where have you gone? We’ve enjoyed your smiling face as part of our morning wake up. We know you’ll have success in whatever you do.

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  3. Jeff says:

    Hi Erika, missed seeing you! So glad you’re back, forget about the other people who rock girl… YOU ROCK! Lol ;)

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  4. r.a.moreno says:

    very happy to see that you are back.i did notice that you are not wearing your wedding rings.from head to toe you are a very beautiful girl.it someones loss.it is always a pleasure to see you on ch 8.you are pure eye candy.i know that you will suceed even farther in your journey.you are very young.take care. ray

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  5. Jonathan says:

    Hello,
    I appreciate what you do, and am enjoying reading your thoughts on fashion.I’ve wondered if New Haven has slipped in the opposite direction, as there used to be some cool places to buy Italian shoes, that now sell things for the “slumming it” look.Between your job, family, and list of admirers, I can only wonder when you sleep.You are very beautiful and talented, and make my night when you come on, in addition to making me pay attention to the weather the evening before it actually occurs.You are the deal.
    Jon

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  6. Steve says:

    Hello , this has to be the blog you told me about . Hope I got it right.

    Steve

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  7. Daryl Taylor says:

    Wish you the best! Meteorology in CT took a deep hit when you left; we don’t even watch those other guys. They just aren’t as accurate and not nearly as cute. Good luck, Erika!

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  8. Dave Velez says:

    I see nothing stopping you from attaining your goals. Your a very knowledgeable woman who exudes positive energy. Miss you on WTNH but you had your reasons. I as a fan & friend support you 100%. Cuidate Bella Linda

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  9. Gene says:

    We’re very happy that Erika is now in Philly, and wish her the best, and a lengthy stay!

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    1. Erika Martin says:

      Thank you! Yes she is a one of a kind. It’s a pleasure partnering up with her.

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