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Chip Maxham

Chip is the Chief Meteorologist at WETM, his career as a TV meteorologist has given him the opportunity to make forecasts in all kinds of climates across the country from the desert southwest to east coast.
Chip is the Chief Meteorologist at WETM, his career as a TV meteorologist has given him the opportunity to make forecasts in all kinds of climates across the country from the desert southwest to east coast.

He has given live reports out in the field in a variety of weather extremes, from enduring near-blizzard conditions in a powerful Virginia snowstorm to pointing out rotation in the clouds seconds before a tornado touched down during Hurricane Rita's rampage through Mississippi. But, his respect for the devastating power of the weather was cemented when he took on the role of lead forecaster in Wichita Falls, Texas through a spring tornado season. Predicting and tracking severe storms in the evenings to keep viewers informed and safe was a challenge that sharpened his skills as a meteorologist.

Chip was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and earned a Bachelor's degree in Earth and Atmospheric Science at Georgia Tech. After that, he enrolled at Florida State University and was awarded his Master's Degree in Meteorology, specializing in hurricanes making landfall. His expertise and experience has allowed him to earn the American Meteorological Society's highly regarded Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation.

Every weeknight, you can get Chip’s forecasts on WETM-TV at 5, 6 and 11 and at 10 on WETM 2. Chip is married with a daughter and three dogs. He and his family are happy to be in such a friendly, welcoming area. If you happen to see him out and about, be sure to say hello!


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