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
  • 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 […]

  • Most Black Friday shoppers will remain dry; Changes for the weekend

    While an isolated shower can’t be ruled out overnight, those that are getting in line at stores Friday morning will be dry.  Temperatures will be in the mid-30°s as stores open. Temperatures will be slow to rise through the day due to cloudy skies.  Temperatures will eventually top out in the low/mid 40°s. If you are going to Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis for the Circle of Lights program plan on temperatures to be around 40° with cloudy skies. I […]

  • International Space Station visible over central Indiana Sunday evening

    Mostly clear skies Sunday evening will allow for good weather conditions to see the International Space Station to pass overhead. The ISS will appear in the western sky at 6:38 p.m.  Three minutes later it will exit in the north-northeastern sky. You will know it is the space station because it will appear as a white dot in the sky.  It will not be blinking.  The ISS may get brighter as it gets higher in the sky.  It will also […]

  • Tracking trouble spots for midweek holiday travel

    Fifty-five million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more for Thanksgiving this year according to AAA.  This is the second highest travel volume since AAA started tracking the amount of travelers in 2000.  Those traveling on Wednesday (the second busiest travel day of the year) or Thursday may encounter weather that could cause a few headaches. To find the root cause for the potential midweek headaches we have to look out over the Pacific Ocean.  There is a […]

  • 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!  Weather also plays in big role in air travel. Monitor airport delays and radar imagery with the images below.  Information updates every 15 minutes. MIDWEST:   NORTHEAST:   SOUTH:   SOUTHWEST:   NORTHWEST:   You can find additional flight-specific information by going to your airline’s website. Air Canada – Allegiant – American Airlines – Delta Airlines – Frontier – […]

  • Fog develops overnight; Nearing coldest November on record

    Central Indiana continues to be swamped in by clouds but there are some signs we’ll get some breaks in the clouds Wednesday afternoon.  Before that happens, we are going to have reduced visibility this evening, then fog begins to set in by early Wednesday morning.  Be sure to keep an eye out for kids walking to the bus stop in the morning. The big question for Wednesday will be how long clouds stick around.  We are expecting breaks in the […]

  • Timing is everything with precipitation this week

    We’re watching a couple of quick moving weather systems that could impact portions of central Indiana through the middle of the work week. The first system is crossing Illinois.  It is a cold front, associated with an upper-level disturbance, that is moving to the east.  A few light showers have developed ahead of the front in northern Indiana.  A narrow line of precipitation – in the form of rain – is stretched north to south across Illinois. The front is […]

  • Brief period of freezing fog possible Sunday morning

    Temperatures will drop through the 30°s Saturday evening before eventually bottoming out in the middle 20°s Sunday morning. High-resolution computer models suggest there could be a few hours with reduced visibility due to fog Sunday morning.  While widespread patchy fog is not possible, some areas of patchy fog will be possible, especially in the western third of the state. With temperatures below freezing, any pockets of dense fog would freeze on contact of exposed surfaces, making it freezing fog.  Those […]

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