Dylan Federico

Professional Experience

I joined the WINK News team in July 2020 and I previously served as the Weekend Meteorologist at WTVM in Columbus, GA.

News Philosophy

To be the calm voice during active weather, especially a hurricane threat.

Hobbies, Interest & Community Involvement

One of my favorite hobbies is health and fitness. I really enjoy working out and exercising, and the weather here makes for great running & biking. I also love football, especially my New Orleans Saints.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science, Mississippi State University.

Memorable Assignments

In 2017, I intercepted Hurricane Irma in a parking garage on 5th Avenue in Naples. I covered the storm from start to finish, taking wind & pressure measurements, along with posting pictures and videos to social media which ended up on The Weather Channel, Fox News, and ESPN.

Interesting Fact

I chase hurricanes. Between growing up in New Orleans, and the hurricanes I have intercepted on my own, I’ve been in 14 total hurricanes. The most notable storms I’ve experienced are Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Ida. Experiencing all of these hurricanes first-hand has made me a better meteorologist, and gives me the experience and expertise to guide Southwest Florida through the next major hurricane threat.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The beach!

Hometown

New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Dry start to rainy season

Your Sunday is looking very summerlike with partly cloudy skies, and highs back in the lower 90s. Later this afternoon, a few isolated storms will...
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Hot weekend ahead

This weekend is looking hot with highs in the lower 90s across Southwest Florida. Rain chances look low with only a stray storm for...
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Sunshine returns for Mother’s Day

After a stormy Saturday, sunshine returns to Southwest Florida for Mother's Day as drier air ushers across the area. Otherwise, expect hot temperatures with highs...
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Storms today; drier for Mother’s Day

Your Mother's Day weekend looks very summerlike with highs in the 90s and lows in the 70s. One or two storms could be on the...
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More storms expected Sunday afternoon

Sunday looks very summerlike with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s, a mix of sun and clouds, and afternoon storms across Southwest...
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Afternoon storms expected this weekend

This weekend looks very summerlike with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s, a mix of sun and clouds, and afternoon storms across...
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High fire danger risk Sunday

Sunday looks hot with highs around 90 degrees, a mix of sun and clouds, and the potential for a few spotty showers in Southwest...
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Low rain chance this weekend

This weekend looks hot with highs around 90 degrees, a mix of sun and clouds, and potential a few spotty showers for Southwest Florida. Only...
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Spotty storms for Easter

Your Easter Sunday will start off nicely with a mix of sun & clouds, mild temps, along with a muggy feel. By the afternoon, highs...
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Afternoon storms expected this weekend

The summerlike weather continues this weekend, with highs in the 90s, plenty of humidity, and a chance for afternoon storms. Your Saturday and Easter Sunday...

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