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Tim Schmidt

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Tim grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and knows all about the crazy weather the Midwest can bring. He has chased tornadoes, endured heavy snows and braved hurricanes.

As a kid, Tim was terrified of storms, especially lightning! However, it was this freight that fueled his passion for weather, leading him to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia where he received his B.S. degree in Atmospheric Sciences.

His favorite part about being a TV meteorologist is getting to visit elementary schools to talk to kids about the weather. Tim says the best part is “seeing their excitement when showing them clips of storms” and showing off his patented tornado machine.

Before moving to Omaha, Tim had spent the last 10 years working at KOMU-TV in Columbia, MO. One of his highlights working in Missouri was getting to cover The Great American Eclipse of 2018.

Random facts about Tim: He loves gardening, trying new recipes, describes himself as an “improving” golfer and is an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan.

You may find Tim grabbing a slice at a local pizza place or frequenting a coffee shop.


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