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Matt Devitt

Professional Experience

2021- Present: Chief meteorologist, WINK News
2016 – 2021: Morning meteorologist, WINK News. Previously worked at WSAV-TV in Savannah, Ga.
2012-2016: Started career with KTEN-TV and KHOG-TV in Tornado Alley, 2010-2012.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

“In addition to being a weather nerd, I like keeping in shape, going to the beach and pool, golfing, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. I’m a big sports guy too! My favorite teams are the Rockets, Astros, Texans, and of course Penn State football!”

Education 

Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University

Likes best about Southwest Florida

“The amazing weather! You can enjoy the beach pretty much any time of the year!”

Birthplace

Melbourne, Fla.

Random Facts

“I played violin for over 10 years. In fact, my instrument was from 1863. Also, I get told I look like Ben Affleck all the time!”

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Friday’s chilly start gives way to a temperate weekend

Beautiful weather on tap for your Friday after our cold start. Highs will gradually rebound into the lower 70s with a mostly sunny sky. Saturday...
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Cold morning starts mild, sunny day with no rain

After our chilly start with 40s and 50s across Southwest Florida, expect a nice rebound and swing by the afternoon. A beautiful, sunny day,...
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Sunny MLK Day brings warmer weather, still below 80 degrees

On Martin Luther King Day morning, clouds will give way to mostly sunny conditions this afternoon; absolutely beautiful, with temperatures higher than over the...
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No rain likely until Christmas Eve, then a Christmas Day cold front

After a pleasant afternoon, another chilly night ahead for SW Florida with lows falling down into the 40s & 50s. With drier air in place...
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Chilly Night Ahead!

Grab the sweaters! A chilly night is ahead for SW Florida, with lows falling down in the 40s & 50s, with mostly clear skies! Our...
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Know your Zone: Storm surge is the deadliest part of a storm, not wind

Systems like Tropical Storm Laura in the tropics can bring storm surge, which is salt water from the Gulf of Mexico that is pushed...

Saharan dust may help fuel red tide in the Gulf of Mexico, study finds

A large plume of Saharan dust from Africa, over 2,000 miles wide, is surging across the Caribbean Sea. It'll push into the Gulf of...

Drought officially over in Southwest Florida due to recent heavy rain

Months of drier than normal conditions, leading to fires in April and May, are now officially over in Southwest Florida. The US Drought Monitor...

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in the Gulf, earliest 3rd named Atlantic storm on record

Tuesday morning Tropical Depression #3 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Cristobal, the 3rd earliest named storm in the Atlantic on record. The previous record...

Tropical Storm Cristobal possible in the Gulf of Mexico this week

Monday is the official start of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season and already odds are increasing for tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico...

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