John Morales Biography
John Morales Award-winning meteorologist John Morales joined NBC 6 as Chief Meteorologist in 2009. John is well known as the longest tenured broadcast meteorologist in South Florida, serving as a reassuring presence for nearly 25 years.
John Morales Age
John was born in Schenectady, New York of an Irish-American father and a Puerto Rican mother, John was raised in Puerto Rico and later returned to his roots. There is no information about John’s age, and the place he was born though he is an American by birth.
John Morales Young | Family
There is no information about his family and how he was raised up. John has not shared any information about his parents and with their occupation, he has also not shared any information him having siblings or elder brothers and sisters
John Morales Wife | Married
There is no information about John having been married, he has not shared any information about him having married and has opted to keep silent about his personal life. He has also not shared any information about him having dated before.
John Morales Career | NBC
Jonh began his career in upstate New York to attend the meteorology program at prestigious Cornell University. After his graduation in 1984, he was hired by the U.S. National Weather Service to work in Puerto Rico, Louisiana, and Washington DC. During his government career, John became a Lead Forecaster before accepting a position as Chief of the South American Desk at the National Center for Environmental Predictions.
As from 1991 through 2002, John served as Chief Meteorologist for the Univision Network and its Miami station, WLTV. From 2003 through 2008, he served as Chief Meteorologist for the local Telemundo station, WSCV Channel 51. While there, he became the first Hispanic to substitute as a meteorologist on NBC’s weekend edition of the Today show and did so multiple times.
John Morales Photo
Some of his many credentials, John holds the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for Radio and TV weathercasting and has won the Broadcaster of the Year Award from both organizations. In addition, he is accredited by the American Meteorological Society as a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. In 1997, Morales participated in Vice President Al Gore’s White House conference on global warming and climate change. John returned to the White House at the invitation of President Barack Obama in 2014 for the release of the National Climate Assessment.
He is the author of “Hurricanes: Know Your Enemy,” an everyday reference book on hurricanes, and co-author of “Weather Services for the Nation: Becoming Second to None,” a National Academies of Science report on the state of America’s National Weather Service. John as well has received Emmy Awards at each television station where he has worked, including in 1993 for “48 Hours Before the Storm,” and in 2010 for “Hurricane Season 2010.”
John Morales Net worth
John’s estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but he is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.
John Morales Twitter
John Morales Instagram
Miami Meteorologist John Morales Is Looking For Higher Ground
MIAMI ― John Morales is serious on camera and off, walking briskly from his green-screen at the NBC-6 studio to his office to edit forecast graphics. At 56, the meteorologist is tall and lean with silvery, neatly coiffed hair. You’d be hard-pressed to find images of him online in anything but his standard broad-shouldered charcoal suit.
That is, until September 2017. On the night before Hurricane Maria was expected to make landfall in Puerto Rico, where he grew up, Morales was at a national weather conference in California. He stepped aside in the ballroom, raised his iPhone shakily in his left hand and started broadcasting live on Facebook. He looked drained and disheveled. His eyes shifted from side to side. The title of the video was a plea for attention: ″Importante mensaje para Puerto Rico. Cero ciencia.” Important message for Puerto Rico. Zero science.
In the six-minute broadcast, Morales begged viewers to leave the coastal areas of Puerto Rico and seek higher ground. He described how the wind howls and buzzes in a Category 4 or 5 storm, the likes of which the Caribbean island hadn’t seen in a generation ― but it was something Morales could recall from when Hurricane Andrew made landfall in Florida in 1992. “I want you to be able to prepare your families,” he said, tears welling in his eyes. “I love you all.”
“I knew what they were about to see, nobody had ever lived through,” Morales reflected nine months later. “That’s what I was trying to get them prepared for.”
A year later, Puerto Rico is still struggling not just to rebuild but to acknowledge the full extent of the destruction. The official death toll has continued to rise ― a recent estimate put it at 2,975, but researchers say it could exceed 4,000. Thousands of Puerto Ricans are still displaced in Florida, New York and other states.
For Morales, the storm marked a turning point. Decades of dutifully explaining the science of anthropogenic climate change on air in Spanish and English suddenly became an invaluable asset. He grew up in Puerto Rico. His octogenarian mother lived there. His friends were there. His business interests were there. For years, he had made personalizing global warming a mission, making him one of the first meteorologists ― almost certainly the first bilingual one ― to take on the issue at a time when weathercasters overwhelmingly rejected the consensus among climate scientists. But, that day, the abstract became breathtakingly real.
“This was the most emotionally difficult thing I’ve ever done in my profession, recording that video,” he said. “It was very hard.”
At a time when yet another historic storm is battering the region ― Hurricane Michael already killed one person on Wednesday in Florida’s northern panhandle ― weathercasters like Morales are becoming indispensable interpreters of a more chaotic, violent environment. Climate change remains taboo for many meteorologists, who often misunderstand climate science and shy away from a topic that, particularly in conservative states, is seen as political. But Morales is embedded and vulnerable, close enough to watch the climate crisis play out in real time but professionally distant enough to deliver the prognosis calmly, in words regular people can understand. It’s the sort of tight-rope act you see in the medical profession, not major-market television.
Explaining climate change and how it can affect weather is only going to grow more urgent and painful, especially in Miami. For now, anthropogenic warming remains context for how storms fit into long-term weather patterns. But the effects of climate change are already present. A study published in April found that home values along Miami’s coveted waterfront are starting to suffer. King tides, a term for exceptionally high tides, are flooding the city even on sunny days. And even if, down the road, scientists and policymakers discover a safe and reliable way to deploy geoengineering ― chemically cooling the environment, sucking carbon dioxide out of the air or spraying light-reflecting aerosols into it ― it won’t help Miami. The city sits atop a porous limestone. The water isn’t only coming from the shore; it’s rising from beneath the city itself.
“This is an existential threat,” he said. “Someday we’ll need to retreat from Miami Beach. But nobody gives it the serious level of thought.”
Morales lives in a chic one-story ranch house in Coconut Grove, a leafy, suburban neighborhood that hugs the northwest shore of Biscayne Bay. The house is well suited for the solar panels he had installed on the roof ― it’s sunny and free of tree canopy ― and his dark-blue Tesla Model 3 sits in the driveway. Morales said he chose the place largely because it sits atop Miami’s tallest ridge, at roughly 13 feet above sea level.
“My particular house is 15 feet above sea level,” he said, attributing the bump to the foundation.
If Morales’ personal preparedness for climate change is notable, his professional focus is even more so. For nearly two decades, Morales has made global warming a regular part of his broadcasts. He’s published in-depth analyses on the connection between climate change and superstorms on NBC’s website, has used his platform to highlight the latest climate research and regularly lectures college students on atmospheric science.
“You know, TV weather consultants do not want us to talk science on air, and they don’t let us put cold fronts and things like that because they think that you don’t understand those things,” Morales said during a forecast of Hurricane Matthew, a Category 5 storm that hit the southeast in October 2016. “But I know you do, because you are a very sophisticated television audience, especially when it comes to these things because you know living here in South Florida that we must deal with these hurricanes all the time.”
Adopted from: https://www.huffpost.com