Joe Snedeker

Meteorologist

….Just the Facts……

Born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Carbondale, PA on February 19, 1966. Grew up a mile north of there in Simpson, where bars and churches outnumber country clubs by a factor of fifty. Attended Fell Elementary School in the 70s. At recess got hit in the head by a metal swing while looking at green bug in swing's path. Graduated with honors and bump on head in 1978.

Age 12, tried to be football star, failed. Attended Carbondale Area High School, but stayed loyal to Simpson friends. Joined football team, didn't start. Age 14, got golf clubs as present. Sold golf clubs for $200, bought personal Computer. Took apart computer and Mom's stereo, got grounded. Went to senior prom…Hated It! Acted like sheep following herd, ended up in wrong direction. Slowly became individual, being true to oneself! Graduated in 1984, skipped ceremony, threw gown away, looked for new sheep, or NO SHEEP!

Left home at 18 to attend Millersville University. Majored in Earth and Space Science! Great sheep! Didn't join football team. Graduated in 1988….Solid B student! Drove around in rusty 1978 Ford Fairmount looking for job. Changed oil every 3000 miles on Ford. Landed teaching job at Carbondale Area High School in 1988. Bump on head cleared up.

Age 22, bought new car, no rust, began science teaching career. Courted pretty brunette just a few miles down the road! Explained bump and sheep issues!

The 20 somethings..Got married to Dawn (pretty brunette), reproduced (Joseph, Luke, Aleah), stuccoed house, got hernia. Played touch football, hockey, cycling and worked at WNEP-TV on weekends. 1999, became full time at WNEP-TV. Left teaching science career, hernia cleared.

The 30 somethings…Masters Degree in Biology/Environmental Science from East Stroudsburg University. Solid B student. Got another degree and hernia! Being DAD, best thing ever done with body! Offspring…Better, smarter, faster…Must be pretty brunette. The 40s somethings…Instructor at Marywood University. Cycling more, less football, more nose and ear hairs. Being DAD, still best thing ever…Offspring may not agree! Pretty bruenette still pretty. More on inside than outside! Thank you Uniiverse!

Continues to live in peace, love, and happiness.

Recent Articles

  • Wham Cam: Weather Balloons

    Posted on: 11:10 am, March 5, 2014, by

    In this week’s Wham Cam, Joe Snedeker heads to Elk Mountain and asks skiers if they know what kind of...
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  • Wham Cam: Oldest Animal

    Posted on: 2:14 pm, February 19, 2014, by

    Joe Snedeker is celebrating his birthday this week, so in keeping with that theme, Joe asks, what is the oldest...
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  • Wham Cam: Wisdom Teeth

    Posted on: 2:35 pm, February 12, 2014, by

    In this edition of Wham Cam, Joe Snedeker heads to the Poconos to see if people know why wisdom teeth…...
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  • Joe Snedeker’s “Fat Cat Christmas” Music Video

    Posted on: 8:47 am, December 11, 2013, by , updated on: 08:41am, December 11, 2013

    Many of you have sent in Christmas-themed “fat cat” photos to eugene@wnep.com, so many in fact, Joe had to come...
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  • Wham Cam: Foggy Windows

    Posted on: 2:31 pm, August 28, 2013, by

    As the calendar edges closer to fall, we notice that the windows in our cars fog up more often. Joe...
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  • Wham Cam: Sweat

    Posted on: 2:03 pm, August 21, 2013, by

    In this week’s Wham Cam, meteorologist Joe Snedeker tries to find out if anyone knows anything about sweat.
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  • Wham Cam: Pitch Black

    Posted on: 2:14 pm, August 14, 2013, by

    In this week’s edition of Wham Cam, Joe headed out to see if anyone knows what the expression “pitch black”...
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  • Wham Cam: Do Other Planets Tilt?

    Posted on: 10:07 am, June 19, 2013, by

    With the summer solstice coming on Friday, Joe Snedeker headed to a parking lot in Eynon to find out if...
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  • Wham Cam: Where is North Korea?

    Posted on: 7:55 pm, April 17, 2013, by

    If someone threw a globe or map at you, could you find North Korea?
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  • Winter Storm Names

    Posted on: 7:55 pm, February 27, 2013, by

    Katrina, Andrew, Agnes, all names made infamous by hurricanes. Now, winter storms are starting to have names too, but who...
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  • Goosebumps

    Posted on: 7:59 pm, February 6, 2013, by

    When people hear “Goosebumps” they might think about being spooked, or they may just think about being cold, so why...
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  • Can it Ever Get too Cold for the Thermometer?

    Posted on: 7:56 pm, January 23, 2013, by

    You may have noticed, It’s pretty cold out there, so many of us have had our eyes on the thermometer...
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