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Mike Wankum
Works at WCVB NewsCenter 5
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A few showers tomorrow. Then colder air over the weekend. Maybe even some snow squalls on Sunday. Look for a warm up as we head toward Wednesday. Rain is in the forecast for that big travel day.
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Big treat in the studio tonight. #BobLobel joining #MikeLynch for #SportsOT. Two sports legends at 11:30 tonight. Check it out on #WCVB.
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Cold weather headed this way by Wednesday. A storm looks like it will stay well out to sea and we'll miss the snow on Thursday.
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Already in the 60s today. It could be warmer tomorrow but expect showers and strong west winds.
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Sign of the season. Cold weather settling in for the next few days. No snow in the forecast, right now.
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Here's the latest on #TyphoonHaiyan. It is now a category 2 storm. With 100mph winds gusting to 120mph. Headed for the Vietnamese Coast as a much weaker storm then when it hit the Philippines.
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WAY early. But look at what the European computer model is projecting for next Friday. Snow?
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Meteorologist at WCVB NewsCenter 5
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  • WCVB NewsCenter 5
    Meteorologist, 2006 - present
  • WLVI-Boston
    Chief Meteorologist, 1993 - 2006
  • WTVR-Richmond, VA
    Chief Meteorologist, 1990 - 1993
  • KTIV-Sioux City. IA
    Chief Meteorologist
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Meteorologist at WCVB NewsCenter 5
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Mike Wankum is a staff meteorologist for NewsCenter 5. 

Mike has been recognized with ten regional Emmy Awards in New England and one in Washington, D.C. He has contributed to weather reports for the Boston Herald and the Community Newspaper Company. Mike has also been heard on local airwaves (WBUR, WXKS-FM, WZLX-FM, WBCN-FM) providing forecasts and discussing weather and science.

Prior to moving to Boston, Mike was chief meteorologist at WTVR-TV, Richmond, Va. He also served as chief meteorologist at KTIV-TV, Sioux City, Iowa.

Mike has traveled extensively through Russia, Belarus and Ukraine as part of the Chernobyl Children Project.  He is also actively involved in various local charitable organizations and a frequent speaker in area schools.

A graduate of Briar Cliff University, Mike is a member of the American Meteorological Society, has the AMS Seal of Approval and is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. 

Mike's family originally arrived in Boston from Ireland on July 11, 1847. As Irish immigrants they headed west in search of farmland. The family homesteaded in Minnesota, then South Dakota and eventually Iowa, where Mike was raised on a farm. He now resides on the South Shore where he enjoys sailing. A lifelong motorcycle rider, he can still  races motorcycles at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, in Loudon, N.H. He is married with three children.

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I survived many motorcycle crashes in my racing career. Climbed Devils Tower. I have a pilot's license. 3 children who are great citizens. Grew up on a farm in Iowa.
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