Jim grew up in East Syracuse and is a graduate of the nationally-recognized meteorology program at Penn State University.

He has forecasted the changeable weather in the Northeast for more than 20 years.

His Storm Team forecasts are approved by the American Meteorological Society.

Like the rest of the Storm Team, Jim visits dozen of central New York schools every year.

He has served on the board of the central New York Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.