Eric Snitil

Eric Snitil

Meteorologist

Montgomery, AL

You could say Meteorologist Eric Snitil has a knack for the extreme. You've seen Eric on WSFA for the last six years, and he's proud to call Alabama home. A native of Northeast Ohio, 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 his curiosity for the skies above.

Eric has a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Kent State University and a Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology with Advanced Standing from Mississippi State University. 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.

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.

Between tornado outbreaks, floods and ice storms, for this weather nerd, it's the perfect place to call home.

Eric has earned his Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association. In 2015 Eric was named Best Weather Anchor in Alabama by the Alabama Broadcasters Association. He also earned Best Weather Anchor honors from the Associated Press in 2015 and 2017.

Eric now serves as WSFA 12 News' morning meteorologist and can be seen on Today in Alabama and WSFA 12 News at Noon.

Awards:

  • Best Weathercaster: Associated Press
  • Best Weathercaster: Alabama Broadcasters Association
  • National Weather Association Seal of Approval

Education:

  • Mississippi State (Broadcast Meteorology)
  • Kent State (Broadcast Journalism)

Recent Articles by Eric

An Active Tuesday Forecast

100 degrees in May? It’s never happened.

  First Alert: Isolated showers lingering

  FIRST ALERT: Storms arrive tomorrow night

  FIRST ALERT: Feeling like Spring

  First Alert: Multiple Tornado Warnings in AL

  FIRST ALERT: It’s raining...again

  First Alert: Rain, snow are gone and we’re left with sunshine!

First Alert Weather Day declared for Tuesday

  WSFA meteorologists pinpoint Wetumpka tornado using Baron

  FIRST ALERT: Cold Sunday ahead!

TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE: What you need to know

First Alert: Bundle up for Black Friday shopping

  WSFA 12 News launches new Troy University camera

  FIRST ALERT: Worst of Michael’s weather moves into GA

Eric: More rain on the way

  Eric: More rain expected for Tuesday

  Eric: Rain on the way

  Eric: Hot Friday forecast

  Eric: Goodbye, Gordon

  Eric: Gordon's effects continue

  Gordon has eyes on the Gulf coast

Eric: Waiting for Gordon

  Eric: Labor Day weekend forecast

  Eric: Rain chances increase for Thursday

Eric: Dense fog advisory in effect

Want to see Mars tonight? Eric explains how!

  Eric: Monday's weather heating up

FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory issued for central Alabama

Eric: Less rain, more heat