Kassandra Crimi, WFTV.com

Kassandra Crimi

Certified meteorologist Kassandra Crimi returned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News in January 2019. She previously worked at Channel 9 in Severe Weather Center 9 from 2011 to 2013.

I’m a Minnesota native, which means I am very familiar with... the COLD (also, snow shovels, ice scrapers and ice-fishing... YES, ice-fishing, just like in the movie "Grumpy Old Men"). Growing up, I was a science and math junky, and I knew that I would someday work in the science field. It wasn't until I attended Florida Institute of Technology, in Melbourne, FL, and experienced the 2004 hurricane season that I realized I wanted to extend my studies into Meteorology.

I graduated with Cum Laude honors from Florida Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. While attending Florida Tech, I was a member and captain of their NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball team. GO PANTHERS! I also served an internship right here at WFTV in Severe Weather Center 9.

Now, my internship wasn’t the last time I stepped foot in this building. My face may look familiar as I worked alongside Tom Terry and Brian Shields here at WFTV from 2011-2013. January of 2014 took me, and my now husband, clear across the country to Albuquerque, NM. A place I like to call, “The Land of No Humidity.”

While I was in New Mexico, a lot changed. I found a love for carne adovada and tamales. I also got married, got a dog, and had a baby. NOW, we’re back, and I couldn’t be happier to call Central Florida and WFTV my home once again!

When I’m not working in Severe Weather Center 9, I enjoy spending time with family and friends; wearing purple and gold as I root on the Vikings; playing basketball, volleyball, and other sports. I’ve also recently found that I have a love for home renovations. Call me crazy but give me a sledge hammer and a trowel and I’m happy.

Read Stories by Kassandra Crimi

Wet and windy Sunday, coastal flooding possible

  Rainy, windy conditions create dangerous seas over the weekend

  Tropical Storm Sally forecast to strengthen, slow down before impact in northern Gulf Coast

  Paulette becomes a hurricane; Tropical Storm Sally forecast to strengthen in the Gulf

  Saturday 5 Day Forecast

  Rain chances continue across Central Florida throughout Sunday

  Saturday forecast: hot and humid with storm likely throughout Central Florida

  T.S. Laura strengthens near Cuba; Marco downgraded to tropical storm

  Chance of isolated storms along Central Florida coast Sunday afternoon

East coast sea breeze to help storm chances Saturday afternoon

  Get those weekend projects done early as the evening storm pattern continues