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

  • Why Does Cold Weather Bring Runny Noses?

    Posted on: 7:42 pm, January 9, 2013, by

    The sniffles are common this time of year. Even if you don’t have the flu, you probably have a box...
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  • Best of Wham Cam 2012

    Posted on: 7:58 pm, January 2, 2013, by

    Check out the highlights from Joe Snedeker’s Wham Cam throughout 2012.
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  • End of the World?

    Posted on: 8:27 pm, December 19, 2012, by

    Meteorologist Joe Snedeker asks people what they truly believe may happen on 12/21/12 in this weeks Wham Cam.
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  • Are the American Flags Still on the Moon

    Posted on: 7:46 pm, December 12, 2012, by

    Over the past few decades, NASA has sent astronauts to the moon, and those astronauts proudly left a mark. Six...
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  • Wham Cam: Penguins

    Posted on: 3:18 pm, December 5, 2012, by , updated on: 03:12pm, December 5, 2012

    In this week’s Wham Cam, Joe Snedeker tests your knowledge on what you know about penguins. And what better place...
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  • Some Turkey History

    Posted on: 7:49 pm, November 21, 2012, by

    We’re talking turkey in this week’s Wham Cam. The delicious birds weren’t always domesticated like they are now.  Joe Snedeker...
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  • Has a Scientist Ever Been President?

    Posted on: 7:39 pm, November 14, 2012, by , updated on: 08:03pm, November 14, 2012

    The election has come and gone, but Joe Snedeker still has presidential politics on his mind. Has a scientist ever...
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  • Can a Nuclear Weapon Stop a Hurricane

    Posted on: 8:15 pm, November 7, 2012, by , updated on: 08:33pm, November 7, 2012

    Can you stop a hurricane using a nuclear weapon? It’s a question only Joe Snedeker would ask. After last week’s...
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  • Last Major Winter Event

    Posted on: 6:57 pm, October 24, 2012, by , updated on: 07:47pm, October 24, 2012

    You may not want to talk about it, but it has to be talked about! We’re barreling towards winter, and...
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  • How High is Outer Space?

    Posted on: 9:10 pm, October 17, 2012, by , updated on: 09:29pm, October 17, 2012

    Wham Cam reaches new heights this week, as we ask the question, “how high is outer space?” Joe Snedeker wants...
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  • Why is this Season Called Fall?

    Posted on: 7:24 pm, October 10, 2012, by , updated on: 08:05pm, October 10, 2012

    Beautiful leaves come tumbling off trees during this season, but is that the reason we call autumn, “fall”? Joe Snedeker...
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  • Equinox

    Posted on: 6:58 pm, October 3, 2012, by , updated on: 08:14pm, October 3, 2012

    You would think the word “equinox” would mean “equal,” meaning equal day and night, but is that the case everywhere?...
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