Gabriel Berardo

Operational Forecaster

How did you become interested in the weather?

As a kid when I would look outside my window watching a storm, it just felt powerful and made me more and more interested in watching more and more storms. I’ve always wondered how far Mother Nature could possibly go. For example, when I think of a low pressure system it’s like it has a mind of its own and a certain personality to it. Every storm is different and some of them even go off the charts. You never know what to expect with the next one.

What is your most memorable weather experience?

My most memorable weather moment was August 4th 2020 when I spotted my first funnel cloud.

What is your favourite sports team?

The Toronto Raptors.

What is one fact about you most people don't know?

People don’t understand how much I love the weather, and how meaningful it is to me when the next storm moves in. It’s an obsession.