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 16 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.

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Recent Articles
  • Forecast temperatures Monday.

    Showers Sunday evening; Fog develops Monday with warmer temperatures

    Shortly before 8pm tonight Guardian Radar is detecting a few light showers moving through parts of south-central and west-central Indiana. As of 7pm temperatures remain above freezing for most of central Indiana, and especially in areas that are seeing precipitation. Temperatures may dip a couple degrees this evening in to the upper 20°s in Kokomo and Peru, but for the most part temperatures should hold steady just above freezing overnight. As we go through Monday, temperatures will continue to rise […]

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    UPDATE: Freezing Rain Advisory canceled for of central Indiana

    UPDATED 7:30PM: The Freezing Rain Advisory in central Indiana has been canceled. Previous: The National Weather Service has canceled the Freezing Rain Advisory for counties south of I-70. Counties along and north of I-70 remain in a Freezing Rain Advisory until 1pm Sunday. As of 2pm temperatures have climbed above freezing from Indianapolis and south.  North of Indianapolis, temperatures remain at or below 32°. Computer models are suggesting there could be a little precipitation moving in to north-central Indiana after […]

  • Radar imagery from 11:27am Friday.

    Tracking freezing rain Friday night through Saturday morning

    A complex weather setup for central Indiana. We know that there will be areas of sleet/freezing rain moving in to central Indiana through the evening. There remains some question as to how far north it will get and how quickly it will get there. A Freezing Rain Advisory will be in effect from 7 p.m. Friday evening through 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon for all of central Indiana. Freezing rain – mixed with sleet along the northern edge – has developed […]

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    Falling temperatures Thursday; tracking ice for Friday night

    At 11 a.m. Thursday, a cold front began passing through central Indiana.  Ahead of the front, temperatures have held steady in the lower to middle 60s.  Behind the front, temperatures have dropped into the 30s. The front has a punch to it.  The temperature at the CBS4 studio dropped 15° in just 40 minutes.  We went from 62° at 7:22 a.m. to 47° at 10:27 a.m. and we are at 39° at 11:34 a.m. Temperatures should hold relatively steady for […]

  • Projected radar and satellite imagery at 2pm Wednesday.

    Warming temperatures and rain; Latest on late week ice

    Warmer air is moving back to central Indiana this afternoon as a warm front lifts north across the state. Temperatures are expected to reach the 50°s by 5pm Wednesday and the upper 50°s by 4am Thursday. As the warm front lifts through the state, showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible.  At this time, it appears the best chance for organized activity will be between 2pm and 4pm in the Indianapolis metro. Winds will begin to increase later today. […]

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    A little bit of everything this week; Eyeing potential for sleet/ice late week

    Cloud are increasing across central Indiana tonight.  There will be a chance for snow flurries through early Monday morning. The big story for Monday will be an increase in temperatures.  It will take a little while, but we should see temperatures getting up to the freezing mark by afternoon. Winds will be brisk at 7-15mph throughout the day, so wind chills will go from the single digits to the teens through early afternoon. Temperatures shouldn’t drop much late Monday night […]

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    Temperatures go sub-zero Saturday

    Tonight will be cold across central Indiana.  Skies have cleared, there is snow on the ground and a dry, arctic air mass is in place. Temperatures will drop below zero Saturday morning for the first time since February 2015. With the wind, wind chill values will drop to as low as -11° to -17° during the overnight. Even with ample sunshine Saturday, temperatures will struggle to reach the teens.  It may take several hours for the air temperature to reach […]

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    Coldest temperatures in nearly two years arrive in central Indiana

    A cold night is coming for central Indiana.  Temperatures at 9pm range from the single digits to the lower teens. With a little wind, wind chill values are below zero in Indianapolis, Muncie, Peru and Shelbyville. The big question for tonight is cloud cover.  If skies clear, temperatures will plummet overnight.  With a little cloud cover, which computer models are suggesting, that will likely keep things a few degrees warmer. Expect temperatures to fall to the single digits for most […]

  • Snow forecast for Thursday, January 5, 2017.

    Snow arrives for Thursday morning commute

    Tonight we are tracking a quick hitting weather system that will arrive in central Indiana Thursday morning. While accumulating snow is looking likely, the amounts should not be a huge problem.  I think the biggest impact of the snow will be timing. Unfortunately, the timing for snow isn’t ideal.  It looks to arrive for the morning commute in the Indianapolis metro.  Our latest high-resolution computer model brings snow in to the metro between 5am and 6am Thursday. It is looking […]

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    Winter Weather Advisory in effect for parts of central Indiana Thursday

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of central Indiana.  The advisory will be in effect from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Snow is expected to move in to central Indiana early Thursday morning and continue throughout the day.  Accumulating snow is likely, especially for areas from Indianapolis and south.  This could cause roads to be slick and slushy for both the morning and evening commutes Thursday.