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Juliana Mejia joined the WINK News team as a Bilingual Meteorologist in June of 2022. She grew up in the Chicagoland area and recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.

While still in college, during the summer leading into her senior year, she worked part-time as an on-air meteorologist for KCCI Des Moines, IA.

For her senior capstone research project, she and her collaborators studied the psychological attunement and understanding of extreme weather of the Hispanic/Latinx communities in the United States. They successfully expanded the scope of their research beyond the class project, obtaining two significant research grants to conduct paid surveys of over 1000 Spanish speakers nationwide. This research is her passion project as it is the crossroads of her personal and professional goals of improving weather communication for one of the fastest-growing populations in the country.

Their research was accepted for presentation at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) 49th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Sixth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication in June of 2022.

Being one of the few minority students in her class in the School of Meteorology, Juliana hopes to inspire young students and see more minorities in STEM and meteorology in the future.

Her other interests include staying active by working out, spending time outdoors and rock-climbing, singing, playing ukulele or piano, reading (mostly science fiction novels), watercolor painting, and traveling!

Hot and humid with isolated storms Monday afternoon

High temperatures will reach the upper 80s and low 90s under partly cloudy skies. Ample humidity will still make our “feels like” temperatures reach the upper 90s during peak heating. If they can avoid our afternoon and evening rain chances, boaters will be met with excellent conditions on the water. They will encounter a light chop […]

Scattered storms continue Sunday

A typical rainy season pattern remains in place for your Sunday afternoon. Staying almost entirely dry across the area until after 2 p.m. Easterly flow will attempt to track storms from the inland areas towards the coast, but storms will generally be hit or miss. High temperatures will remain above average, holding steady in the […]

Scattered storms and more above average temperatures Saturday

Expect the typical rainy season mix of scattered storms and sun and clouds for your Saturday. Spotty showers will begin after 1 p.m. and track southwest through the afternoon and evening. For information about Tropical Storm Ian, click here. The future track indicates the majority of this afternoon’s storms will be concentrated in the area’s […]

Near-record heat for Friday afternoon

Minimal rain chances Friday afternoon will allow temperatures to climb well into the 90s across the area. A high of 94 for Fort Myers is just shy of 95-degree record. Our inland zones will feel the hottest conditions during peak heating between 2 and 3 o’clock. The Weather Authority’s future track shows conditions expected later […]

Scattered storms Sunday afternoon; Fiona becomes a hurricane

More of the usual for Southwest Florida Sunday with scattered storms and a mix of sun and clouds on the way for your Sunday afternoon. Greater cloud cover to start the day will slightly stunt our high temperatures, keeping many areas in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Boaters can expect generally pleasant conditions today […]

Scattered storms continue Sunday

Typical rainy season conditions are expected for your Sunday and the week ahead. Thanks to a more dominant Gulf sea breeze, storms will track towards the southeast throughout the afternoon. The earliest of the showers and storms will likely begin towards the northernmost and coastal part of the region before tracking south and inland. Storms […]

Hot and muggy Sunday ahead of afternoon scattered storms

Summertime, rainy season conditions persist for Southwest Florida on Sunday. High temperatures climb into the lower-to-upper 90s across the area. Isolated showers will begin around 2 p.m. and track westward towards the coast while developing into scattered storms by dinnertime. Pleasant boating conditions continue, light chop in the bays with breezy winds up to 15 […]