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
  • Fog expected to develop Tuesday night

    Moisture from last weekend will aid the atmosphere in producing fog Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning. While skies were clear late Tuesday afternoon, you may have noticed a haze along the horizon.  The haze was forming from moisture at the Earth’s surface.  The moisture is even more evident under the lights early Tuesday evening at Grand Park Sports Complex in Hamilton County. Fog should continue to appear and thicken through the evening and overnight. Some areas of fog Wednesday morning […]

  • Late week storm could finally make it feel like January

    Big changes are forecast to arrive to the Hoosier state for the end of the week.  The changes include rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain and the coldest air in two months. Long range computer models project that two pieces of upper-level energy located over the Aleutian Islands and extreme northeastern Russia will come together and produce a large storm, impacting the central and eastern United States. You will start to see the storm on radar starting Thursday evening over the […]

  • Windy end to the weekend

    A blustery day for the second half of the weekend.  Winds were gusting 25-35 mph on average.  The peak wind gust of the day was at the Indianapolis International Airport where it reached 43 mph. Winds will continue to gust 20-25 mph through the evening and early Monday morning.  Winds will ease through the day Monday, out of the west, shifting to the southwest, at 5-12 mph. WARMEST START TO YEAR IN OVER A DECADE We are off to a […]

  • Sunday rain preludes Monday cool down

    Rain increased in aerial coverage across central Indiana and in intensity Saturday night in to Sunday morning. Expect rain to diminish by late morning in central Indiana. There could be a few scattered showers, but there will be dry time. Computer models suggest another wave of rain will move north through the state late afternoon and into the evening. Once again, aerial coverage will increase by Sunday night. While a few showers will be possible for the Monday morning commute, […]

  • No travel issues on Christmas Eve due to weather

    The weather is expected to be much quieter for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day than it was for Thanksgiving. There will be rain in the southeast United States (Georgia, South Carolina and Florida) for a short time Tuesday morning. There will also be showers and snow showers through the Rocky Mountains and southeast California/eastern Nevada but nothing that should cause significant travel delays. Flights going in/out of the Indianapolis International Airport from/to airline hubs should not have any flight delays […]

  • Warmest Christmas in over three decades

    This is going to be a great Christmas if Santa is bringing you a bike.  The scene outside Wednesday will looking nothing like it has the last several days where snow has been covering the ground. Computer models suggest warm air moving in to the central United States for much of the upcoming week.  Looking specifically at Christmas (Wednesday), temperatures will likely be 18°-23° above normal.  The normal high temperature is around 37° That means temperatures will be topping out […]

  • Snow is arriving in Hoosier state; Will impact Monday commute

    UPDATE:  Snow totals are beginning to come in.  Highest totals are between 2.5″ and 3.2″. Indianapolis is officially up to 3″ as of 8:45 p.m.  That makes this the highest 1-day snow total since January 12, 2019 when 6.9″ fell.  Today ranks as the 2nd most snow for this date since 1871.  3.5″ of snow fell in 1947.  This is also the first 3″ December snow since 2016. Snow should come to an end by 3 a.m. – 4 a.m. […]

  • Rain changing over to snow Sunday night

    Temperatures have been slowly falling throughout central Indiana today.  Temperatures started the day – not far after midnight – in the low 50°s over the southern half of the state.  All of central Indiana is in the middle/upper 30°s as of 6 p.m. Sunday. An area of low pressure is moving east/southeast over eastern Indiana in to western Ohio.  Around the low, scattered showers continue to fall.  There have also been several reports of snow showers mixing in, including a […]

  • Messy weather for busiest travel day of the year

    Just as the Thanksgiving holiday travel season started, the busiest travel day of the year (Sunday) looks to be a messy one around the country. Blizzard Warnings, Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories, Winter Storm Watches and even an Avalanche Warning are in effect in 27 of the lower 48 states this weekend. The worst of the weather looks to be north of I-80 and along I-90 in the northern United States where anywhere from 4″ to 15″ of snow […]

  • Heavy rain to start, snow to end the weekend

    If you have outdoor things you need to do before the end of the holiday weekend I suggest getting it done Friday evening.  Rain will begin to spread in to central Indiana after midnight. Rain will continue to fall overnight and will be heavy at times, especially south of I-70. There may be a lull in the rain around noon, but that will be short lived as data suggests more rain, and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm, moves through the state […]

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