Juliana Mejia

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!

video

Above-average heat expected for Thanksgiving

High temperatures will reach the mid-80s under partly cloudy skies. High humidity will make some locations feel like the 90s during peak heating. Boaters...
video

Warmer Wednesday weather keeps most of SWFL dry

High temperatures will reach the upper 70s and low to mid-80s under partly cloudy skies. High humidity will still make our high temperatures feel...
video

Scattered Tuesday showers under mostly cloudy skies

High temperatures will reach the low 80s and upper 70s under mostly cloudy skies. High humidity will still make all of Southwest Florida feel...
video

Rain chances return to Southwest Florida

High temperatures will reach the upper 70s and low 80s under cloudy skies. High humidity will still make the majority of Southwest Florida "feel...
video

Gloomy Sunday with scattered rain chances

Sunday afternoon high temperatures will be well below the average for this time of year, ranging from the lower to upper 70s. Additionally, the...
video

Above-average Wednesday heat precedes a cooler end to the week

High temperatures will reach the mid-80s under partly cloudy skies. High humidity will create morning fog and make many locations feel like they are...
video

Warmer weather Tuesday under mostly sunny skies

High temperatures will reach the upper 80s and low 90s across Southwest Florida. Humidity will be slightly higher, making our "feels like" temperatures climb...
video

Monday brings above-average heat, less humidity

High temperatures will climb into the low to mid-80s under partly cloudy skies. The air will feel noticeably drier and more pleasant throughout the...
video

Breezy Friday with above-average heat following Nicole

Highs will reach the low to upper 80s under partly cloudy skies. Winds will sometimes feel breezy, but nowhere near what we experienced Thursday....

Nicole brings rainy, windy Thursday to Southwest Florida

High temperatures will reach the upper 70s and low 80s under mostly cloudy skies. Nicole will bring gusty winds and heavy rain to Southwest...

Latest Headlines