Jim Ramsey
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Jim Ramsey currently serves as a weekend weather forecaster for WGN-TV. He joined the team in 1987. Jim is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and began his television career in 1975 serving as a news co-anchor at WNCT-TV in Greenville, North Carolina. From there, he moved on to KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs as both a weathercaster and news reporter. In 1979 Jim joined WXEX-TV in Richmond as the chief forecaster. In 1980 he returned to a news and weather position at WLS-TV in Chicago. In 1983 he became the principal weather anchor at WJLA-TV in Washington D.C.

Aside from television, his career also made a few turns in the direction of radio. Among the stations where he plied his craft are WIS in Columbia, South Carolina; KRDO in Colorado Springs; and the South Carolina News Network, filling anchor positions at each station.


Recent Articles
  • Snow encroaches on Chicagoland

    CHICAGO — February is on its way out Saturday, but before it leaves it will present Chicago with another round of snow. In fact snow had already hit parts of Kankakee and Iroquois counties by Saturday evening, and it will eventually spread over the whole Chicago area. The snow began Saturday night in Chicagoland and could continue into Sunday. Related: Keep up to date with the current weather radar But there is a warm-up coming; temperatures are expected to be […]

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    February 2015 now city’s 3rd snowiest, 2nd place finish still possible

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s latest snowfall on Wednesday night and Thursday officially totaled 5.7 inches at O’Hare International Airport, this city’s official weather site. That brought the snowfall total for this February to 26.4 inches, the third highest total for the month dating back to the start of the city’s snowfall climatology in the winter of 1884-85. A typical February sees 9.1 inches of snow. This month has seen nearly three times that normal amount. The only February’s with more snow […]

  • Frigid start to the weekend then 30s return

    Updates at Chicago Weather Center

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    Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for parts of Chicago area

    CHICAGO – A Lake Effect Snow Warning Cook County until 6 p.m. Thursday, and a Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday. According to the National Weather Service in Chicago, moderate to heavy lake effect snow showers will move east of Cook County late T afternoon. Up to 1 inch of new snowfall will accumulate across southeast Cook County. Snow covered roads and at times sharply reduced visibility will lead to difficult and possibly treacherous travel. Expect wind chill […]

  • 7-day forecast: Temps down to teens Sunday, Monday

    For all the latest weather updates, go to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com.

  • Jim Ramsey’s forecast- Cold week ahead

    For all the latest weather updates, go to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com.

  • Dangerous wind chills overnight

    Cold temperatures met Chicago with a bitter hello Saturday morning, and they’re not done yet. A Wind Chill Advisory will be in effect from 8 p.m. Saturday through 9 a.m. Sunday, as wind chills could get to 30 degrees below zero overnight. And it won’t get much better from there. For all the latest weather updates, go to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com.

  • Wind chills could reach 30 below zero in Chicago Saturday night

    Cold temperatures met Chicago with a bitter hello Saturday morning, and they’re not done yet. A Wind Chill Advisory will be in effect from 8 p.m. Saturday through 9 a.m. Sunday, as wind chills could get to 30 degrees below zero overnight. And it won’t get much better from there. For all the latest weather updates, go to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com.

  • Jim Ramsey’s forecast

  • 7-day forecast: Temps drop back to teens later in week

    For all the latest weather updates, go to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com.

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