McCall Vrydaghs was named Chief Meteorologist of WHIO's Storm Center 7 team of Meteorologists in November 2018. Vrydaghs joined the team in 2012 and has covered a variety of weather events in the Miami Valley since then. She alerted the public to dangerous weather during the Vandalia, Cedarville and Beavercreek tornadoes, the 100-year-flood on I-70 in 2014, and the tornado outbreak of 2016. Most notably, on Memorial Day 2019, she tracked 15 tornadoes for nearly 4 hours as they ripped across the Miami Valley, included three EF3 tornadoes and one devastating EF4. Due to her proven track record in tracking severe storms and winter weather in the Miami Valley, she earned the coveted Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society. Some of her other achievements include being awarded an EMMY from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2017 and to have been nominated in 2016 and 2019. She’s placed 1st in the Ohio Regional APME Awards for ‘Best Weathercast’ in 2017, and placed 2nd for 2015, 2016 and 2018. Before moving to Ohio, Vrydaghs worked for Verizon FiOS1 News. Her forecasts were aired in New Jersey and across Long Island, NY. She also had the pleasure of broadcasting weather for the Yankees on the YES Network and for the Jets and Giants home games at MetLife stadium. Vrydaghs earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology from SUNY Oswego, New York in 2005. You can watch Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs on WHIO-TV at 5-6:30pm and 11pm, Monday through Friday. OrderedDict([('b', 'Q & A')]) OrderedDict([('b', 'Favorite Things')])
The Miami Valley has seen some strong tornadoes throughout history, but more times than not the typical tornado in the region tends to be EF0 to EF1, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said.