Jessica Ryan -, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Jessica Ryan

Jessica joined the WMBF Storm Team in April 2011 as the weekend evening meteorologist.  She comes to the Grand Strand after spending 2 years at KWES-TV in Midland/Odessa, Texas as their morning meteorologist.  While in West Texas, she covered everything including fires, snow, extreme cold and heat and severe weather.

Originally from Niles, Ohio, Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with an emphasis on weather forecasting and communications from Penn State University.  While in college she had the opportunity to work at WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Pennsylvania doing Sunday evening weather broadcasts. 

Jessica has always known that one day she would be a meteorologist.  Her interest in weather started at young age when the The Weather Channel was preferred over Sesame Street.  Growing up she learned about the F5 tornado that tore through her hometown in 1985, killing 8 people.  Her proudest moment came while working in Texas.  She was the first person on the air (by at least 45 minutes) with a tornado warning from a storm that produced an EF 3 tornado.  This tornado was so powerful it knocked over two 70,000 pound oil pump jacks with their concrete bases! 

When not forecasting the weather, Jessica enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her dog Molly, playing golf and volleyball, dancing and keeping up with her two favorite sports teams: The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Little-known facts
  1. If you could be one famous person (dead or alive), you would be?  Audrey Hepburn
  2. Back in high school, people would have described me as: determined and outgoing… involved in as many sports and activities as possible.
  3. Favorite / least favorite sound:  music/nails on a chalkboard
  4. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?  A Dancer
  5. What is one thing about you it would take us a year to figure out?  That I love old musical movies and was a dance teacher.
  6. If you were stranded on a desert island, what one person and one thing would you want to be stranded with? Someone who could figure out how to get us off the island and bug spray.

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