John Dissauer is an award winning multi-media meteorologist. A native Hoosier – originally from Columbus, Indiana – he is excited to be back in Central Indiana working with The Weather Authority.

He is an seasoned forecaster bringing over 18 years experience to The Weather Authority. During his career he has worked through various weather events including: historic ice storms, blizzards, tornadoes, flooding and wild fires. Prior to joining WTTV, John worked as a meteorologist at KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs, Colorado and twelve years as a meteorologist at KFVS-TV in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. While at KFVS, he was the lead severe weather and winter storm meteorologist.

Working for The Weather Authority is a homecoming of sort for John. In 1997, he was Brian Wilkes’ first weather intern at FOX59 where he learned the art of forecasting. He also worked as a sports videographer for the FOX59 sports department after college.

John is a graduate of Ball State University where he studied meteorology and telecommunications. At Ball State, he was one of the founding members of the Ball State Storm Chase Team. He was also actively involved with the on-campus student television station.

He is a member of the National Weather Association and was awarded the NWA Seal of Approval in 2003.

John enjoys storm chasing. He has spent several weeks chasing storms across the Great Plains with the Ball State University Storm Chase Team. During the summer of 1999, John managed to “catch” six tornadoes over a three week period. To date, John has spent 33 days and 18,500 miles chasing storms through the Plains and the Midwest.

In 2005, he worked as a consultant for the documentary “Tornado Alley: Bach Home Again in Indiana” produced by Ball State University. The documentary was seen on PBS television stations around the country and is also used for emergency management training.

He has won several awards through the years including an Emmy-award for a half-hour weather special and from the Illinois Broadcasters Association and the Missouri Broadcasters Association.

John has a wide range of interests including sports (big Colts, Pacers and IU basketball fan), travel, drum corps, technology and aviation where he hopes to obtain his pilot’s license. His interest in technology lead him to producing and distributing the first podcast for a television station and/or news organization on the internet in 2004.

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Recent Articles
  • Early look at weather for Thanksgiving

    There should be relatively quiet conditions around the United States for Thanksgiving. An area of high pressure will be washing out in the Midwest as a cold front begins to move through Canada in to the Great Lakes.  A few snow showers may develop along the front in Canada and northern Michigan. Scattered showers develop in the heating of the day over Florida and along the southeast coast of the United States. A weather system will pass through the Gulf […]

  • Tornado confirmed in Tippecanoe County Saturday

    A National Weather Service survey team has concluded damage in eastern Tippecanoe County was caused by an EF-0 tornado. The NWS says that the tornado took place for one minute starting at 11:15am approximately 2-miles northeast of Dayton, Indiana (east of Lafayette).  The tornado had a peak wind of 75mph with a path length of 1/2 mile and a path width of 110 yards. The survey team found siding ripped off a corner of a home and pieces of unknown […]

  • Monitor flight delays with this CBS4 tool before you begin your holiday travel!

    It’s no secret the holiday season is a peak time for traveling, sometimes meaning longer delays! CBS4’s meteorologist John Dissauer created this handy tool to let you know of flight delays at some of the main airports across the country. Monitor airport delays with the images below.  Information updates approximately every 15 minutes. MIDWEST:   NORTHEAST:   SOUTH:   SOUTHWEST:   NORTHWEST:   You can find additional flight-specific information by going to your airline’s website. Air Canada – aircanada.com Allegiant […]

  • Start the week dry; Thunderstorms possible by end of week

    Rain will move out of the state by 10pm.  Skies will remain cloudy overnight and I think we will get stuck under low-level clouds through much of Monday. We will start the day in the mid-30°s.  By mid-afternoon, we should top out in the lower to middle 40°s. BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES Indianapolis reached 42° after a morning low of 32° Sunday.  This will put the day in the books as 8° below normal.  The normal high temperature for Sunday is […]

  • Closer look at threat for severe storms Sunday

    It appears we will have an active weather pattern in the Midwest over the next 30-hours and Indiana may be in the middle of it. A warm front will lift north through the state early Sunday morning.  Along the front, scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible from daybreak through noon.  It will be possible for a few thunderstorms to produce large hail through noon. Once we get to afternoon, the warm front will be in northern Indiana […]

  • A rare November 1 snow; what it could mean for rest of the month

    DID YOU KNOW:  Indianapolis received a trace of snow this morning. There are only five previous years in which Indianapolis received snow on this date. 1966 1954 1951 1917 1890 It got me wondering, how much snow fell in November after snow fell in Indianapolis on the first day of the month? Answer: 514% the 30-year normal.

  • Continues to feel like December but changes ahead

    Most of Sunday was spent under a thick deck of clouds.  Clouds held temperatures to the upper 30°s/lower 40°s for much of central Indiana, making it feel like December temperatures. I expected clouds to break around 3pm.  Unfortunately, the clouds decided to break a couple hours after that.  Skies are clearing from the west as of 6:30pm.  The clearing will allow temperatures to drop in to the low to mid 30°s later tonight before clouds move back in. We should […]

  • Freeze Warning in effect Sunday morning

    The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for parts of central Indiana.  The warning will be in effect from 1am – 8am Sunday. Temperatures are expected to drop to the low 30° Sunday morning.  Some outlying areas may drop to upper 20°s. Temperatures going below freezing can kill crops and sensitive plants.

  • Frost Advisory in effect Thursday morning

    The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for all of central Indiana. The advisory will be in effect from midnight through 9 a.m. Thursday. Skies are expected to clear overnight allowing temperatures to drop in to the low to mid 30°s by Thursday morning. Winds will be light allowing for areas of frost to form. Be sure to cover plants tonight, or bring them indoors, if you want to keep them alive. QUICK WARM-UP Much of Thursday morning […]

  • Rain arrives before weekend ends; Shot of Canadian air coming

    A cold front draped through the central United States will slowly move east over the next 84 hours.  Ahead of the front, winds will gust to 25mph out of the south and temperatures will climb back to the mid-70°s Sunday. As the front gets closer to Indiana, rain will begin to enter the state from the west. While an isolated shower cannot be ruled out in the western half of Indiana Sunday afternoon, most of the rain should hold off […]