Sean Bailey

Sean Bailey


Sean Bailey comes to the WMBF First Alert Weather Team as the weekend meteorologist! You can catch him Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

He has loved weather since he was in third grade, but the sign that he needed to become a meteorologist really came together after a tornado went through his hometown of Monee, Illinois in June 2008. Funny, this happened only a couple days before student orientation at Valparaiso University in Indiana, where he planned to study meteorology.

He graduated from Valparaiso University in May 2012 cum laude with Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and minors in Math and Communications (yes he LOVES math!). Sean has seen five tornadoes from stormchasing, but is still deathly afraid of lightning.

Sean got his start on TV shortly after graduating, starting in Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. He covered the crazy winter weather in the Twin Tiers for over two years. Sean still has a piece of New York always with him, as he adopted his puppy Skye from the Chemung County Animal Shelter in 2014. She's a beagle/pomeranian mix and has her own Facebook page.

Sean left Elmira with Skye for Arkansas in late 2014 to be a meteorologist and Adventure reporter for 5NEWS. He covered all modes of severe weather from flooding to tornadoes. The outdoors of Arkansas gave him so many incredible life experiences and he was thankful to learn so much about hiking, biking, flying and so much more over his 2 years in Western Arkansas!

After 27 years of being landlocked, Sean is beyond excited to have his dream job of being a coastal meteorologist here at WMBF!

When Sean is not in the Weather Center, honestly, he's probably somewhere on a beach, listening to country music with Skye. He's also probably trying and falling down while trying to learn to surf.

Recent Articles by Sean

  FIRST ALERT: Rain, 20 degree drop both arrive within the next 12 hours

  FIRST ALERT: Drying out and warming up into the work week

  FIRST ALERT: Shower chances Sunday, followed by 70s soon

  Science with Sean: Making Oobleck with Addy

  Science with Sean: Siphon Straw

  After reaching 70 in some spots today, it’s all downhill from here

  FIRST ALERT: Temperatures climb near 70, with looming weekend rain chances

  Science with Sean: Black Fire Flower

  FIRST ALERT: Gradually calmer winds tonight. Slow warm up on the way

  FIRST ALERT: Wind advisory along the coast. Gusts over 40 mph expected tonight

  FIRST ALERT: Buckle up for the 40° temperature swings this week

  FIRST ALERT: Chilly air locked in place for the weekend.

  Science with Sean: Capillary Motion

  FIRST ALERT: Warming up into the work week, watching rain late week

  FIRST ALERT: Cool air and bright skies through the weekend

  Science with Sean: Dissolve the Rainbow

  FIRST ALERT: Warm and dry start Monday, but rain chances return midweek

  FIRST ALERT: Scattered rain moving in for Sunday

  Science with Sean: Ice Volcanoes

  FIRST ALERT: One more dry day before rain chances slowly creep in for the weekend

NWS confirms EF-0 tornado in Myrtle Beach Sunday morning

  FIRST ALERT: Quieter start to the work week, before storms return Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT: Threat of strong storms, isolated tornadoes increasing overnight

  Science with Sean: Creating bouncy eggs

  FIRST ALERT: Wetter start to the work week

  Clear and cool today, but wetter changes arrive into next week

Science with Sean: Foam Fountain

  FIRST ALERT: Cool weather continues, with isolated rain Sunday

Science with Sean: Pumpkin Volcano

  FIRST ALERT: Heat’s last “Hoorah!” Less than 24 hours until fall air arrives