Megan Salois

13 fascinating facts about Megan Salois:
• I'm a St. Patrick's Day baby, born on March 17th!
• I can clog and play the piano, but not at the same time.
• I performed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. I was a part of the black ring when we formed the Olympic rings on the field.
• My dad was struck by lightning and survived.
• I love to cook! I try at least one new recipe a week. My husband, Chris, is my test subject.
• I am half French-Canadian which explains the last name. My great great great great great Grandfather left France and came to Canada to fight against the Americans in the French and Indian War. He was given a plot of land near Montreal and a French bride.
• My dad builds fighter jets, my middle sister is a science teacher, and my youngest sister is studying to be an astro-physicist. My mom brings us all down to Earth.
• My husband proposed to me at the Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink in New York City.
• My son, Nathan, is a long baby. He was 22.5" long at birth and remains in the 100th percentile in length for his age group.
• My first car was a light blue 1983 Honda Civic Wagon. I had a bumper sticker on it asking someone to "Please Steal This Car."
• I adopted my cat, Quincy, one month before his shelter burnt to the ground due to an electrical fire.
• I wanted to become a meteorologist because I was scared of thunderstorms as a child and teenager.
• My favorite things about living in Iowa are the corn, the Iowa Cubs, the weather (yes, even the snow), and the wonderful friends I've made.

Meteorologist Megan Salois joined the Channel 13 First Alert Storm Team in April 2006. Megan has been granted her AMS Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society and is a member of the National Weather Association. You can see her on Channel 13 s popular Today in Iowa Saturday and Sunday programs as well as Channel 13 News at Noon.

Megan comes to Channel 13 News from WQOW-TV in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where she was their weekend meteorologist and reporter. Megan earned her Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University in 2005 and her Bachelor s degree in journalism from The University of Georgia.

Megan’s favorite type of weather to forecast is severe thunderstorms and tornado outbreaks. Her most memorable moments forecasting tornadoes include the Ladysmith, Wisconsin tornado and the Parkersburg, Iowa tornado. The Ladysmith tornado hit the small town just before 5 PM on Labor Day 2002. Megan was covering the evening weathercasts that night and went live immediately with the warning that a tornado was moving towards Downtown Ladysmith. She then followed up with nearly a dozen news reports following the clean-up and recovery in the small Wisconsin town. The Ladysmith tornado was rated an F3 tornado. The morning of May 25th, 2008, Megan forecasted on Today in Iowa Sunday that a major tornado outbreak with the potential of long-lived strong tornadoes was possible that day. In the afternoon, a powerful tornado ripped through Parkersburg and was verified as an EF5 tornado, the strongest tornado possible.

Megan is also willing to go out in the cold for Central Iowa’s viewers. She’s been known to stand in blizzards and ice storms to make sure you’re aware of the conditions outside and can make your plans accordingly. Her experience in the elements helps her to have a better understanding of winter weather and improve her future forecasts for the next big snow storm to hit Central Iowa.

Megan grew up outside Atlanta, GA. She became fascinated with the weather because of her father's close call. He was struck by lightning while in high school and survived.

Megan, her husband Chris, and sons Nathan and Joshua live in Urbandale. They enjoy spending time outside on the trails and at the parks around the Metro. Megan also loves to cook and try new recipes. They are active members of St. Pius Catholic Church.

Recent Articles

  • SPRUCING UP: Spring Interior Design Tips

    Posted on: 9:32 am, April 5, 2014, by , updated on: 09:35am, April 5, 2014

    The outdoors becomes more colorful this time of year and so should your home! Courtney Morris of Accents & Interiors...
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  • DRY WEEKEND START: Showers Sunday

    Posted on: 6:16 am, April 5, 2014, by , updated on: 07:13am, April 6, 2014

    Temperatures will warm up a bit this weekend with the winds finally a bit calmer. Skies will be sunny today....
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  • RAINY PATTERN: Cool And Rainy Days Ahead

    Posted on: 4:49 am, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 05:00pm, April 1, 2014

    Skies will be mostly cloudy tonight and temperatures not as cold.We will drop to the mid-30s overnight. A strong storm...
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  • DROPPING TEMPERATURES: Much Cooler Tuesday

    Posted on: 5:12 pm, March 31, 2014, by

    A Wind Advisory is in effect across Central and Western Iowa. From I-80 to the Missouri border, the advisory goes...
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  • SPRING SUNDAY: One Day Warm Up, Cooler Week

    Posted on: 7:01 am, March 30, 2014, by , updated on: 09:28am, March 30, 2014

    Enjoy our Sunday warm up! Temperatures will rise from the 30s, quickly to the 50s by mid-day, and finally the...
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  • SPRING WEEKEND: Warm and Windy

    Posted on: 7:02 am, March 29, 2014, by , updated on: 07:04am, March 30, 2014

    It looks like Spring may have finally arrived for much of Central Iowa. Saturday will have a few clouds with...
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  • WARMER WEDNESDAY: Rain On Thursday

    Posted on: 4:42 am, March 25, 2014, by , updated on: 05:59pm, March 25, 2014

    Winds will settle down this evening and skies will be mostly clear. Temperatures will be chilly, dropping to the low...
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  • CONTINUED COLD: Snowy Monday

    Posted on: 7:35 am, March 23, 2014, by , updated on: 10:38am, March 23, 2014

    There will be plenty of sun today, but highs will only be in the low-30s for much of the state....
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  • COLDER WEEKEND: Snow on Monday

    Posted on: 6:34 am, March 22, 2014, by , updated on: 05:37pm, March 22, 2014

    Overnight temperatures will drop to the teens through early Sunday. Even with plenty of sunshine on Sunday, highs will only...
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  • WINDY NIGHT: Brief Cold Blast

    Posted on: 4:46 am, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 06:13pm, March 11, 2014

    The wind will stay strong through the evening. A Wind Advisory is in place for Central and Southwest Iowa until...
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  • MILD NIGHT: Brief Return Of Winter Ahead

    Posted on: 5:09 pm, March 10, 2014, by , updated on: 10:38pm, March 10, 2014

    Clouds will increase tonight and temperatures will be mild. Lows will again be in the upper 30s by early Tuesday...
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  • SUNNY, WINDY & WARM: Nice Week Ahead

    Posted on: 7:22 am, March 9, 2014, by , updated on: 10:56pm, March 9, 2014

    Overnight tonight temperatures will remain mild with lows in the mid-30s in Southern Iowa. Refreeze will again be a problem...
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