Julia Weiden is a trusted global weather expert at AccuWeather, sharing the most accurate, trusted weather information and updates on the AccuWeather Network as an On-Air Meteorologist.
In her role, Julia analyzes complex global weather patterns and effectively communicates their forecasted impacts. Julia’s expertise helps viewers improve their lives, keeping them prepared and safe around the world.
A severe weather and winter weather specialist, Julia has extensive experience forecasting blizzards and lake effect snow. Having started her career at WSYR in Syracuse, where surrounding areas can see over 300 inches of snow per season, Julia spent years refining her ability to forecast snowfall and convey its significant impacts. Julia also has demonstrated expertise covering tornadoes from her tenure at WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi – known for the highest frequency of tornado warnings issued in the United States. While at WLBT, Julia was voted Jackson’s #1 Weathercaster by the local community. She even had the opportunity to fly with Hurricane Hunters from the Air Force Reserve and experience the eye of Hurricane Matthew from the sky. Julia earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University.
Julia has been fascinated by the weather since the age of 3 when Hurricane Bob caused a tree to fall on her family home. At a young age, she was already asking her Grandma how hurricanes worked. Growing up on Long Island, New York, Julia had the opportunity to watch countless storms develop over the water, driving her curiosity and passion for weather.
When she is not forecasting the weather, Julia enjoys exercising and is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She teaches cardio kickboxing, barre, and boot camp classes. She also loves hiking in the Pennsylvania state parks with her husband and two dogs.
Julia enjoys developing video forecasts that are insightful, impactful, and actionable, truly making a difference as she helps viewers worldwide.