Meteorologist Lauren Casey, a Pennsylvania native and Rutgers graduate, joined CBS 3’s Eyewitness Weather team in September, 2015.
Lauren came to CBS 3 from sister station WCCO-TV in Minneapolis where she has been the weekend meteorologist since 2011. Previously, she was the morning meteorologist at WINK-TV in southwest Florida. She began her broadcast career in Macon, Georgia where she honed her severe weather forecasting skills covering everything from hail to tornadoes.
Lauren was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but considers South Jersey, where her Mom and Grandparents live, her home. She is a 2006 graduate of Rutgers University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. While at Rutgers, she interned with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, News Jersey and at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia.
Lauren holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation by the American Meteorological Society. She especially enjoys sharing that knowledge with children and adults and has taught a weather course for Florida Gulf Coast University’s Renaissance Program as well as hosted workshops for children..
In addition to weather, Lauren has a love of the outdoors. She has shared the back-country trails of Glacier National Park with grizzly bears, and she has trekked through parks of Zion, Grand Teton and the Grand Canyon.
Fill up your water bottles and set the A/C, the season’s first heat wave commences on Friday. Expect an extended stretch of extreme heat with high temperatures in 90s likely into midweek next week as a strong upper-level ridge sets up shop over the East Coast.
Every year, thousands of visitors flock to see more than 50 animals who live at the refuge, including owls and foxes.
In 2011, the United States experienced its largest tornado outbreak ever recorded.
The view of deep space from the International Space Station is one-of-a-kind.
The time-frame of concern is Tuesday night, Wednesday, into Wednesday night as an area of low pressure moves up the Eastern Seaboard and strengthens off-shore.
On the heels of a spring-like end to the work week, a chance for snow is materializing for the upcoming weekend.
The main time frame of concern is 3 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a light wintry mix to develop first in counties west of the city.
The severity and persistence of this cold has some calling into question the validity of global warming.
The temperature has fallen below the freezing mark this evening in Philadelphia and will not again surpass that threshold for more than 180 hours.
After the season’s first snowfall this weekend, more wintry weather is on the way with a string of snow chances this week.
Orbital ATK’s umanned Antares rocket should be visible region-wide from 1 to 3 minutes after lift off Saturday morning.
The report details that human activities are the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.
A small, 1.7 magnitude earthquake shook parts of New Jersey, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Great viewing conditions overnight for a peek at the Perseids!
An extensive swath of precipitation will continue to overspread the Delaware Valley from southwest to northeast tonight.
A slow-moving, rare summer Nor’Easter to impact the Delaware Valley Friday into Saturday.
That’s right. In late August, Americans will witness the first total solar eclipse to cross the continent in a century.
A rocket launch set for Tuesday at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia has been scrubbed due to cloudy skies.
After a May heat wave with three days in a row of 90 degree high temperatures, a strong cold overnight will kick the August-like heat to the curb. The A/C will get a much needed nap as highs Saturday struggle to 70 degrees, but much drier air is set to bring significant humidity relief.
June 1 marks the start of hurricane season, and the time to prepare is before the season begins.
Flying through turbulence is never fun, though it’s usually nothing too scary, but that could change.
Last week, the names Matthew as well as Otto, which caused major damage in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, were stricken from a list of alphabetical names used to identify and track tropical systems.
A large swath of precipitation is presently overspreading the area. Expect steady rainfall for much of the overnight with times of heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms.
After two days of sunshine, the upcoming weekend will feature two shots at more snow.
Expect several shots at snow over the next few days.
A powerful nor’easter is set to impact the Delaware Valley tonight through much of the day Tuesday.
Snow squalls will locally reduce visibility and contribute to addition snowfall accumulation.
A more potent storm system will impact the East Coast this weekend with the potential to bring measurable snow to parts of our area.
In our warming world, the overall area of North America covered by snow is decreasing.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a “Slight Risk” of severe weather for a majority of the area on Wednesday.