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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
  • Meteorologist John Dissauer's take on where the best chance for severe thunderstorms 1pm Tuesday through 1am Wednesday.

    Tracking severe weather potential and chances for sticking snow

    CHATTER ABOUT SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS You’re probably starting to hear some chatter at the water cooler or on social media about severe thunderstorms coming to Indiana Tuesday in to Wednesday.  Let me say, it is still early and it is far from set in stone that we will have severe thunderstorms Tuesday/Wednesday. The Storm Prediction Center does include all of central Indiana in a “Slight Risk” for severe thunderstorms 7am Tuesday through 7am Wednesday. After analyzing data from Sunday morning computer […]

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    Slap of reality from Mother Nature

    Remember when we were all enjoying the nice April-like temperatures of the past week?  They are gone for now.  Mother Nature has given us a slap of reality as temperatures are 30° to 40° compared to Friday. Skies are clearing and winds will ease this evening, allowing temperatures to fall overnight.  Current thinking is we will see temperature fall to the upper teens/lower 20°s by early Sunday morning. Clouds are expected to build back from the southwest Sunday, but they […]

  • Computer model projection of radar and satellite imagery Friday.

    Severe weather and baking a cake are closer than you might think

    While severe weather is possible Friday, it is far from certainty. There are several things needed to create an environment supportive of thunderstorms becoming severe thunderstorms. I often describe it like baking a cake. You have many ingredients needed to make one. However, if one ingredient isn’t there, it doesn’t come out of the oven looking like a cake. Some of the ingredients needed for severe weather: fuel for thunderstorms, a trigger/lift in the atmosphere, instability, turning of the winds […]

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    Spring aims to start early for plants

    It is obvious that winter 2016-2017 has been tame.  Only a couple shots of bitterly cold and and the largest snow was only 3.9″ in December.  Sunday, temperatures reached 60° in Indianapolis for the tenth time this winter.  The high temperature was 65°. Through February 18, this Meteorological Winter (defined by meteorologists as December 1 – February 28) falls within the top 13% warmest winters on record.  To be specific, it is tied for 18th warmest with 1891, 1992, and […]

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    Unseasonably mild weather expected to continue through the weekend

    If you liked Friday, you will likely enjoy this weekend as well as much of the next seven days. Temperatures will remain very warm by February standards.  The normal high temperature for Saturday is 42° in Indianapolis.  We will likely see high temperatures reaching the lower to middle 60°s by late afternoon. If the forecast high temperatures verify, temperatures will be 19° to 27° above normal for February 18. Overnight, temperatures will drop down in to the middle 40°s for […]

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    Much of upcoming week remains above normal

    With clear skies tonight temperatures will fall in to the 20°s in most of central Indiana.  So it will be a little cool to start the day. Don’t fret, we will have abundant sunshine for most of Monday, allowing temperatures to return to the middle/upper 40°s. I’m currently forecasting a high of 48° for Indianapolis.  A 50° reading is possible Monday afternoon towards Bloomington. GUSTY WINDS Winds increased with vigor Sunday afternoon and evening throughout central Indiana.  At times, the […]

  • Upper-level energy will bring rain and thunderstorms to Indiana Monday night - Tuesday.

    Spring-like temperatures and spring-like thunderstorms

    Temperatures in central Indiana will be going up over the next 36-42 hours.  It started Sunday as temperatures climbed 15° from Saturday – high of 49° in Indianapolis. Clouds will be on the increase Monday.  Before the clouds thicken, temperatures should be able to get up to 50°. Temperatures will continue to climb through at least the first half of Tuesday.  Temperatures should reach the upper 50°s and lower 60°s before a cold front passes through the state. TRACKING EARLY […]

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    Snow comes to an end; Coldest night in three weeks

    While snow has been falling for several hours today throughout central Indiana, most locations have less than a half inch of snow.  At the National Weather Service office in Indianapolis, the official snow total is 0.1″. Snow showers will taper off this evening and a few snow flurries will be possible through the overnight. The bigger story tonight will be temperatures.  We will fall in to the teens by early Monday morning.  This will be the first time in three […]

  • Computer model projection of satellite and radar images at 6pm Sunday.

    Minor snow accumulation expected through Sunday night

    We are keeping eyes on an upper-level wave moving south out of Canada tonight.  The wave will help spark snow showers in central Indiana Sunday afternoon through Sunday night. Latest data suggests snow will hold off until late afternoon – after 4pm. If you get caught under one of the snow “cells”, the snow may be intense for a few moments.  Computer models suggest the intensity of the snowfall will increase in east-central Indiana between 4pm and 9pm. At this […]

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    Cool weather and tracking chance for accumulating snow this weekend

    Temperatures will remain cool through the weekend.  Overnight, temperatures will drop to the middle 20°s in central Indiana.  By Saturday afternoon, temperatures should peak in the lower to middle 30°s.  Winds start the day out of the south-southwest and shift to the west-northwest and will be sustained at 10 to 16 miles per hour.  Wind chills will be in the upper teens to middle 20°s. We are watching for the next upper-level wave to slide through Sunday.  It is expected […]