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Randi Rico
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Attended Ohio University
Lives in Cincinnati, OH
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High school football fans are going to love the #weather tonight. #UCBearcats fans may not be so excited about a soggy homecoming in #cincinnati
http://www.wlwt.com/weather/soggy-start-to-the-weekend/36005278
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Looks great today in #Cincinnati  but the #weather  for tomorrow isn't as nice. If you have tickets to #Lumenocity  tomorrow night check out the timeline for the rain to head out. #soggybottoms  
http://www.wlwt.com/weather/nice-today-rain-tomorrow/34546426
Enjoy today's comfortable summer air because off and on rain returns by tomorrow morning. Randi has the timeline for how long the Thursday rain lingers.
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In the steamer one more day...but this evening's storms bring relief. #Cincinnat   #weather  
http://www.wlwt.com/weather/steamy-then-storms/34414486
One more day of crazy high humidity with storms bringing relief this afternoon. Randi has the timeline.
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It's the biggest snow system of the season for #Cincinnati. Our #weather has been taking it easy on us....til now. Fluffy snow piling up quickly!
http://www.wlwt.com/weather/winter-storm-moving-in/31290452
Snow arrives this morning and it will be coming down at 1"/hr at times in the afternoon.
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Our 50° streak is over for #Cincinnati . The #weather is back to normal for late January. Check out a chance for rain to snow to end the weekend.
http://www.wlwt.com/weather/back-to-reality/30856080
Yes, it is still January...and it feels like it. Randi has the chance for some passing rain showers and flurries over the next few days.
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Finally warming up in #Cincinnati ! If you want to enjoy the #weather this weekend my videocast shows when we should be getting hit with the rain.

http://www.wlwt.com/weather/warmer-this-weekend/29857580
One more chilly day before the warmer air arrives this weekend. Randi breaks down when we'll see the rain.
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Temperatures were as cold as 32 in parts of Indiana this morning! Over in Ohio and Kentucky the blanket of clouds kept most places almost 10 degrees warmer.  Here's the forecast in a flash. #Cincinnati #Weather http://www.wlwt.com/weather/sunshine-finally-shows-up/29294236
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Here's the race by race forecast breakdown for all the events for #Cincinnati   #FlyingPig weekend. The #weather looks sunny and warm.
http://www.wlwt.com/news/flying-pig-forecast/32684914
Randi breaks down the weekend forecast for each event.
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Enjoy today's sunny #weather. Tomorrow #Cincinnati will hit the 40s before some nighttime snow.  Some...not a lot.
http://www.wlwt.com/weather/sunny-skies-then-some-snow/31064710
We hit the halfway point to spring. Some sunshine and mild air today and tomorrow may make you think we are in the clear...but snow returns tomorrow night.
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Ready for winter #weather ? First snow of the new year heads toward #Cincinnati tonight. Starts around midnight.  Right now the heaviest bands should be in our northern counties...but that could change if the center of the storm shifts at all as the heads across the country today. 
http://www.wlwt.com/weather/snow-returns-tonight/30530048
Clipper arrives after 11PM tonight. Typical clippers drop 1-3" of snow but Randi says some areas could see more.
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The #weather headed toward Halloween resembles a slasher film! From 80 yesterday to 40s by the weekend.  Here's the latest update on when the rain and storms will roll into #Cincinnati
http://www.wlwt.com/weather/rain-and-storms-bring-changes/29379034
Randi has the timeline for the rain and the big drop in temperatures.
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Morning Meteorologist for WLWT News 5 in Cincinnati
Introduction

Hey everyone! Thanks for turning to WLWT for all your weather information. I'm in charge of making sure you get your mornings started right, and you are ready for whatever weather may interrupt your day. I was born and raised in Mentor, Ohio, just outside Cleveland. In the "snowbelt" actually, the heart of lake effect snow. And as any good little student (with two teachers as parents) I was obsessed with getting snowdays! So I obsessively watched the meteorologists there, and when the chance came to shadow one of them for school I went, and I've been hooked ever since.

I went to Ohio University to study broadcast news and meteorology... and to play outfield for the Ohio Bobcats softball team. When I wasn't out on the diamond I was in the TV studio getting my start doing both weather and sports for WOUB-TV.

Right after graduation I packed up everything and moved to Columbus, Mississippi to do weather on the morning show at WCBI-TV. It was there I got first hand experience with hurricanes. During that time I also completed graduate courses to officially become a meteorologist. I am proud to hold both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association's Seals of Approval.

By 2004 I wanted to be closer to my family (and see some snow again) so came back to Ohio and went to work as weekend meteorologist at WDTN just up the road in Dayton. It was definitely a case of "be careful what you wish for because" I had plenty of chances to re-think my love of snow while standing "live" in piles of it up to my knees!

In 2007 I made the move to Cincinnati! This city just has so much to do and so much to eat! While eating may be my favorite pastime, I also spend a lot of time playing and watching sports. I cheer for the Reds and the Bengals (as long as they aren't playing the Browns or Indians). I'm also a big rock and roll fan... or "rockhead" as my radio friends say. So when I'm not at work you can probably find me at some rock show or sporting event around southwest Ohio...that or running around after our son Austin.


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mom, weather geek, rocker
Education
  • Ohio University
    1999 - 2003
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Meteorologist at WLWT News5
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forecasting the weather, death defying feature reports
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  • WLWT News 5
    Meteorologist, present
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