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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 15 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), drum corps and aviation where he hopes to obtain his pilot’s license.

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Recent Articles
  • Week starts out with October temperatures; Tropical system brings back heat

    Cloudy, cool, middle October-like temperatures expected for the start of the work week. The clouds we have been stuck with Sunday are expected to hang around through most of Monday.  Computer models suggest there will be a moist layer from just above the surface to around 4,000ft above the ground.  That is where the clouds will hang.  By late afternoon we may start to see some of the clouds break in western Indiana. The clouds and a northerly wind will […]

  • Gordon could impact Hoosier weather this weekend

    Eyes are on the Gulf of Mexico coast as Tropical Storm Gordon nears the southern shores of the United States Tuesday evening. Gordon remains a strong tropical storm, approximately 90-miles south of Mobile, Alabama, as of the 5pm update from the National Hurricane Center. Gordon’s center of low pressure remains over warm Gulf waters, which could allow for some strengthening prior to landfall later Tuesday night. We are monitoring Gordon closely as it could play a big role in central […]

  • Rare early September heat and humidity sticks around

    Heat and humidity is going to continue for central Indiana to end the holiday weekend.  Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies will send temperatures in to the upper 80°s to lower 90°s by afternoon. An upper-level “hot dome” is going to strengthen over the Ohio River Valley.  The “hot dome” will allow temperatures to soar well above normal.  It will also allow low level moisture – humidity – to surge up sending heat indices well in to the 90°s. RARE […]

  • It’s the Heat AND the Humidity

    Warm, humid and “muggly” conditions around the Hoosier state Sunday.  As first advertised last weekend, temperatures topped out at 90° in most locations around central Indiana.  It is the 28th day this year Indianapolis has reached 90°.  While that is warm, the real story was the humidity. Dew point temperatures – the measure of the moisture in the air – were atrocius today.  During August central Indiana often has dew points in the lower to middle 70°s.  Today, in part […]

  • How cool it gets Thursday morning and tracking the 6th heat wave of 2018

    A beautiful day as temperatures were at mid-September-like values and low humidity was in place throughout central Indiana. Once the sun sets clouds should begin to clear.  Be sure to open your windows up tonight as temperatures drop in to the upper 40°s (in outlying areas) to mid-50°s Thursday morning. HEAT AND HUMIDITY RETURN A warm front will bring a chance for a passing shower Friday, but this will not be a widespread rain.  Behind the front, warmer, more humid […]

  • Tracking severe storm potential to start work week

    Showers and thunderstorms return to central Indiana Monday afternoon. A weather system – located in the central Plains Sunday evening – will approach the Hoosier state Monday.  A warm will lift through the state late Monday morning through early evening.  Ahead and along the warm front showers and thunderstorms will be possible. A few showers will be possible mid/late morning near the Indiana/Illinois state line.  Thunderstorms are expected to develop over central Indiana during the early afternoon.  A few of […]

  • Muggly Monday afternoon; Rain Monday night

    One more warm, humid day before rain returns to central Indiana.  A weather system to our northwest will bring a cold front towards central Indiana throughout Monday. Ahead of the cold front temperatures should surge back to the low-90°s.  The heat index will peak between 94° and 98° during the afternoon. While most of Monday should remain dry, there will be a chance for a few showers and thunderstorms starting around 3pm.  Rain coverage should remain small.  Computer models suggest […]

  • Cold front brings chance for rain Friday; Heat builds for the weekend

    A cold front is beginning to move in to northwest Indiana Thursday evening.  The front will slowly move east through the overnight. The front will be located through the middle of the state by late Friday morning.  As temperatures warm, and humidity increases, the front may produce just enough lift to produce an isolated shower and thunderstorm late Friday afternoon and early evening. The best chance for an isolated shower/thunderstorm will be over the southeastern third of the CBS4 viewing […]

  • Fog possible for Thursday morning commute; Heat returns for weekend

    Central Indiana has picked up some much needed rain over the previous four days.  Radar estimates on average central Indiana received 1.2″ of rain.  However, when looking at rain gauges, some locations picked up in excess of 2″ of rain.  Indianapolis picked up 1.64″ since July 29. Now that the ground is saturated some of that moisture will evaporate out of the ground and help form fog Thursday morning. Now that many school districts have started school be sure to […]

  • Increasing chance for rain to end the weekend

    Central Indiana should see mainly dry conditions throughout the day Sunday.  Skies will be partly sunny and temperatures will climb to near 80°. By mid-late afternoon a few sprinkles may start to fall.  By late afternoon/early evening a few scattered showers, and perhaps a thunderstorm, will be possible. The coverage of rainfall should be confined to 20%-30% of central Indiana.  In other words, not everyone will have rain Sunday. Looking closer at the hour-by-hour probabilities shows the probability of rain […]