John Fuller came to St. Louis in June of 1983, recently celebrating 30 years of weather coverage in St. Louis. Despite his longevity, John Says, “just when I think I have St. Louis area weather figured out, a new wrinkle develops, like the 2012 drought or Spring 2013 tornadoes. With the weather constantly changing, we must adapt and adjust as meteorologists.”
Fuller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University in May of 1979. Fuller’s first job in his field was with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Air Quality Division as an Air Pollution Meteorologist. He then joined WJIM TV 6 in Lansing as their weekend weathercaster.
From Lansing, John joined KSDK-TV in St. Louis where he was honored with the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval. He also received the local Emmy Award for Best Weathercaster during his stay at KSDK.
A local favorite, John joined News 11 in October, 2008 as Chief Meteorologist and has taught Meteorology at University College (Washington University night school) and currently at St. Louis Community College in Wildwood..
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — There is a thunderstorm watch for Pike and Montgomery Counties in Missouri until 6:00 p.m. Strong scattered thunderstorms in northwest sections of the St. Louis region should slide southeast through the afternoon. A couple of the storms may reach metropolitan St. Louis early in the evening. Another round of storms may impact part of the region again late Friday night into early Saturday morning, especially across central and northern Missouri into west-central Illinois. Uncertainty with this […]
ST. LOUIS, MO — Slippery conditions in northwest Missouri should be in St. Louis by about 6pm. Light precipitation over portions of Missouri will spread across the area followed by rapidly falling temperatures. This may cause a flash-freeze and black-ice. The afternoon in St. Louis should be breezy and mild with patchy light rain until 4pm, winds SW 15-25mph turning northwest after 3pm, high near 63 degrees. Thursday evening turns sharply colder with patchy light rain changing to sleet, freezing rain […]
ST. LOUIS – Soon the flakes will be flying and arctic cold air will cover the area. Sure, you will have to run errands and get to-and-from work, so make sure your car is in good running order! Windshield washer fluid should be full, along with good wipers for that salty spray that covers the windshield, fresh oil to allow the engine to turn over freely, and a good battery to provide that added energy needed on bitterly cold mornings. […]
ST. LOUIS – Ding, ding, ding…the bell has tolled and round #2 of 3 rounds of icy weather is done for our area. Borderline temperatures, mostly around 31° or 32° Saturday morning, allowed for most of the rainfall we saw not to freeze on contact. But an Ice Storm Warning remains in effect for the FOX 2 News viewing area through Noon on Sunday. We have one more wave to go. Ice accumulations so far have been highest south of St. Louis, […]
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday morning near Pawnee, Oklahoma, and rattled through at least six surrounding states in the US heartland, according to the US Geological Survey. The earthquake was also felt in Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Nebraska, and Iowa, according to the USGS. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission, a regulatory agency that examines the state’s fuel, oil, gas, public utilities and transportation industries, is “reviewing disposal wells in the vicinity of the earthquake near Pawnee,” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin […]
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Birds aren`t the only species that migrate across continents by air. Each year monarch butterflies make an amazing journey that takes them through Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Energy to celebrate with a monarch event. Naturalist, Alicia Lombardo, and volunteer naturalist, Angel Stahr, tell us more about the Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event! Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event Saturday, Sept. 10 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Weldon Spring Interpretive Site 7295 Highway […]
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The heavy rain threat will continue into Monday night with temperatures staying in the 70’s. Keep an eye on creeks and streams that could rise fast. There is an old front that is nearly stationary to the south of St. Louis. It is an old topically charged low pressure system that is lumbering slowly north along the front and will pass near or just south of St. Louis Monday. All of the available data continues […]
(KPLR) – The viewing area is split between those who are soaked and those who are dry. The heavy rain threat will remain focused south and southeast of St. Louis tonight and Sunday, before building north Sunday night and Monday. This will eventually bring a heavy rain into the St. Louis metro area.
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A couple of rounds of showers and thunderstorms will hit St. Louis Tuesday afternoon and evening. Many of these storms will be severe. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for the bi-state until 7:00 P.M. Storms are likely to develop Tuesday evening as the air becomes very unstable, especially along and south of I-70. The fairly high instability will lead to some pretty hefty thunderstorms developing in clumps, also along an advancing cold front. The main threats will […]
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The strongest winter storm of the season to affect the FOX 2 viewing area is taking shape for late Tuesday night into Wednesday. This system will bring the potential for heavy rain, heavy snow, and strong potentially damaging wind gusts during the day Wednesday. Confidence in a major storm system affecting our region is high. However, confidence in the finer details of how much snow and where remains low to moderate at this time. So, expect […]
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Snow is on the way. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire FOX 2 News viewing area through 6am Wednesday. Cloudy and cold Tuesday, with a narrow band of snow developing between noon and 2pm to the west of St. Louis. That snow is pushing into drier air, but may put down a quick 1/2″ of snow before the evening commute. The heaviest snow begins to move in from the west after 4pm and will spread eastward across […]