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You could say Meteorologist Eric Snitil has a knack for the extreme. You've seen Eric on WSFA for the last 3 years, and he's proud to now call Alabama home. A native of Northeast Ohio (same part of the world as Rich Thomas), Eric was lucky enough to know from Day 1 what he wanted to do with his life. A passionate weather geek, the eclectic mix of warm season severe weather and cold season lake effect snowstorms helped fuel Eric's curiosity for the skies above.

Eric's college years were spent at Kent State University studying broadcast journalism. While at Kent, he served as Weather Director for TV2, the University's student run television station. His work at TV2 earned him national recognition as "Best Student Weathercaster" in back to back years from the Broadcast Education Association. Eric then went on to earn his Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology with Advanced Standing from Mississippi State University.

As if it weren't already cold enough in Ohio, Alaska came calling. Eric headed west (way west) to serve as morning Meteorologist at CBS affiliate KTVA in Anchorage, Alaska. The stunning backdrop of snowcapped mountains and wild array of winter weather is something he'll never forget. But his love for storm chasing had to be put on hold. After a year, it was back to the Lower 48 to begin a tenure in central Alabama.

You've seen Eric cover tornado outbreaks, floods and even an ice storm. For this weather nerd, it's the perfect place to call home.

You can also get in touch with Eric by email at esnitil@wsfa.com or through Facebook and Twitter.

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