John Fuller came to St. Louis in June of 1983, recently celebrating 30 years of weather coverage in St. Louis. Despite his longevity, John Says, “just when I think I have St. Louis area weather figured out, a new wrinkle develops, like the 2012 drought or Spring 2013 tornadoes. With the weather constantly changing, we must adapt and adjust as meteorologists.”
Fuller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University in May of 1979. Fuller’s first job in his field was with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Air Quality Division as an Air Pollution Meteorologist. He then joined WJIM TV 6 in Lansing as their weekend weathercaster.
From Lansing, John joined KSDK-TV in St. Louis where he was honored with the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval. He also received the local Emmy Award for Best Weathercaster during his stay at KSDK.
A local favorite, John joined News 11 in October, 2008 as Chief Meteorologist and has taught Meteorology at University College (Washington University night school) and currently at St. Louis Community College in Wildwood..
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The benefits of living near a major river are far-reaching, but so too are the problems it can bring. The Mississippi River flows 2,320 miles from its source at Lake Itasca through the St. Louis area to the Gulf of Mexico making it the second-longest river in North America. The Missouri River is the longest. Many small rivers & creeks contribute to their immense volume flow rate. The Mississippi River today drives a significant segment of […]
ST. LOUIS, MO – The FOX 2 and News 11 Weather Team is ready for winter forecasting but are you ready for the types of weather the season may bring? Two organizations that must prepare and prepare early are the Missouri and Illinois Departments of Transportation. Sometimes, even with lots of planning, winter snow and ice can get the best of their efforts. John Fuller spoke with MoDOT and Missouri State Troopers about the absolute mess that a big snow […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — There is a thunderstorm watch for Pike and Montgomery Counties in Missouri until 6:00 p.m. Strong scattered thunderstorms in northwest sections of the St. Louis region should slide southeast through the afternoon. A couple of the storms may reach metropolitan St. Louis early in the evening. Another round of storms may impact part of the region again late Friday night into early Saturday morning, especially across central and northern Missouri into west-central Illinois. Uncertainty with this […]
ST LOUIS – Fall colors are just around the corner, so set aside some time for a road trip the next two weeks. Fox 2 Meteorologist John Fuller lets us know when the peak will be best. Learn more about your area’s peak foliage timing at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website.
ST. LOUIS – Soon the flakes will be flying and arctic cold air will cover the area. Sure, you will have to run errands and get to-and-from work, so make sure your car is in good running order! Windshield washer fluid should be full, along with good wipers for that salty spray that covers the windshield, fresh oil to allow the engine to turn over freely, and a good battery to provide that added energy needed on bitterly cold mornings. […]
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday morning near Pawnee, Oklahoma, and rattled through at least six surrounding states in the US heartland, according to the US Geological Survey. The earthquake was also felt in Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Nebraska, and Iowa, according to the USGS. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission, a regulatory agency that examines the state’s fuel, oil, gas, public utilities and transportation industries, is “reviewing disposal wells in the vicinity of the earthquake near Pawnee,” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin […]
ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A cluster of thunder storms is on the way for this evening. The thunderstorms to our southwest are moving into drier air and appear to be weakening a bit. They have a history of producing spotty hail up to half-dollar size in south central Missouri this evening. As the storms move northeast along I-44, they will arrive in the metro area after 8 pm in a scattered fashion. Another surge can be expected mid-morning on Thursday. […]
ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Another round of heavy rain and strong thunderstorms for parts of the viewing area. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until midnight for Iron, Madison, Perry, Reynolds, and Dent counties in Missouri. The focus of the strongest storms and heaviest rain appears to be south of the metro St. Louis area. Large hail and damaging winds with a quick spin-up tornado are possible South of Ste. Genevieve. The heavy rain will taper after Midnight with 1″ to 2″ […]
ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A potent cold front continues to drifting southward. While the St. Louis metro area received less than 1″ of snow, as much as 2″ to 4″ is expected for southern counties in the News 11 and FOX 2 viewing area. Anne Elise Parks traveled to near Red Bud Illinois which as seen a coating of snow and Chris Higgins is in our far southern counties where several inches of snow has fallen and continues to accumulate. Metro St. Louis will see a few flurries linger into the evening with overnight lows near 10. Thursday we will see the clouds erode and highs in the mid 20’s. Great news for the weekend, with sunshine and highs in the 50’s by Saturday […]
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Another winter storm has its aim on St. Louis and will bring significant snow to the region. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for the entire FOX 2 News viewing area through 6pm Sunday.Snow builds in Saturday afternoon and will continue through Sunday. As temperatures warm a bit early Sunday, the snow will change over to some freezing rain and sleet south of I-44 in Missouri and I-64 in Illinois. Along the […]
(KTVI) – Arctic High pressure has filled in behind a potent cold front that brought us a dusting of snow Tuesday night. With clear skies tonight, lows will slip to near record levels: -3 in 1936. Gusty winds out of the northwest will drag wind chills to a dangerous level, as low as -15 in rural locations, and metro St. Louis wind chills of 0 to -10. Despite sunshine on Thursday, high temperatures will only climb to 14 to 19 degrees. A new system approaches on Thursday night with light snow possible after midnight into Friday morning. Complicating the winter pattern and briefly […]
(KTVI) – A steady-moving cold front is marching across the St. Louis area with a narrow band of snow. The precipitation began as freezing drizzle around 3 pm and changed over to snow at 4 pm. Snow accumulations for the metro St. Louis area will range from 1/2″ to 1″. South of St. Louis, less than 1/2″ can be expected and areas north of St. Louis could see 1″ to 2″ in a few spots. Even though snowfall totals are minor, falling temperatures […]