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!

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Mostly sunny Wednesday skies, slightly stronger winds

High temperatures will stretch into the low to mid-80s under mostly sunny skies. No rain is in the forecast. Our southerly winds will drive humid...
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A dry Tuesday featuring partly cloudy skies

High temperatures will reach the low 80s under partly cloudy skies. Winds will initially be out of the northeast before shifting out of the...
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Friday highs in the mid-80s under partly cloudy skies

High temperatures will climb into the mid-80s under partly cloudy skies. Once again, we will stick with a completely dry forecast for Friday. This...
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Above-average Thursday heat under partly cloudy skies

High temperatures will reach the low to mid-80s across Southwest Florida. While we will see a few more clouds in the forecast, no rain...
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Mostly sunny Wednesday with stray showers possible

High temperatures will reach the low to mid-80s under mostly sunny skies. It may feel slightly humid Wednesday afternoon, although dew points should mostly...
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Near-record Tuesday heat under mostly sunny skies

High temperatures will climb into the mid-80s under mostly sunny skies. Wind speeds will be between 5 and 10 mph. Boaters will encounter excellent...
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Mostly sunny skies with Monday highs in the 80s

High temperatures will reach the low 80s under mostly sunny skies. We will stick with a dry and pleasant forecast throughout the afternoon. Winds...
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Hot, dry Tuesday for Southwest Florida

High temperatures will reach the mid- to upper 80s under partly cloudy skies. Monday’s weak cold front ushered drier air into Southwest Florida that...
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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...
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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...

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