John Ahrens

John Ahrens joined the Eyewitness News weather team in September of 2006.

John, an AMS certified broadcast meteorologist (CBM), is in his element in the center of a storm. During his years as a Meteorologist for WCBD-TV in Charleston, SC, John covered several hurricanes that plowed into the Carolinas including Isabel and Ophelia. He also went down to Mississippi to witness Katrina’s wrath.

Prior to coming to the Carolinas, John also served viewers as a Meteorologist at KTVO-TV in Kirksville, Missouri, right in the heart of “tornado alley.” He has taken viewers through numerous tornadoes, baseball size hail events and ice storms.

In 2002, John received the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society. In 2009, he earned the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation, a professional recognition of the quality of his weather broadcasts. John also carries a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Kent State University.

When he is not at work, John enjoys running, sports, singing and the theater. He’s an avid Frank Sinatra fan and you may just catch him singing a few standards from time to time.

Latest from John Ahrens

Overnight downpours cause flooding, usher in cooler temps

Heavy rains caused numerous problems in south Charlotte Tuesday night as storms rolled through the metro area. Crews had to rescue one man after his car became stuck in the standing water near Old Pineville Road. Check out our interactive radar. The storm also caused a tree to fall near ...

Gloomy weather headed to area this week

The top weather story will be stubborn clouds finally loosening their grip over Charlotte before more gloomy weather arrives later this week.   There will only be a brief break of sunshine before dreary weather begins by week’s end.   There will be no rain Tuesday evening, but the clouds will ...

Heavy rain, thunder possible Sunday around Charlotte

Showers and storms are on the way for the Charlotte area later Saturday night as a cold front closes in.   The front will still be around the area Sunday and keep the rain chances alive. CLICK HERE for more weather resources to follow the rain chances this weekend   ...

Heat index could reach close to 100 degrees this Labor Day

Hot and humid weather will keep building, creating pretty muggy and steamy conditions for Labor Day. Temperatures on Sunday afternoon reached around 92 degrees with a heat index of 96 and more of the same is on tap for Monday. A line of showers moved into the mountains Monday morning, ...

Air quality improves in Charlotte area

Air quality improves in Charlotte area

For the first time in six years, the air quality in Charlotte may finally meet the national standard set by the EPA. Previously, the city had been ranked among the top 10 worst polluters in the country. Meteorologist John Ahrens is taking a look at how the city has made ...

Back to school weather forecast

The weather will be nice for the first day of school, according to the WSOC weather team. Meteorologist John Ahrens took a look at different parts of the viewing area to see what weather would be like. Each area starts with refreshing, cooler temperatures around 7 a.m., around the time ...

Cool down, sunshine coming this week

There will be comfortable weather in the Charlotte area as Tropical Storm Cristobal builds strength near the Bahamas. The same weather giving us nice conditions is holding back Cristobal in the Atlantic Ocean. Eventually a front will push that storm out to sea. Sunday night’s weather will be comfortable with ...

Cooler temps coming to Charlotte

There could be thunderstorms in the viewing area Saturday night, followed by a cool down. Cooler air will move in by Sunday. There will be some cloud cover, but temperatures will be in the 80s Sunday afternoon. The next tropical depression will likely form in the Bahamas by 5 p.m. ...

Heat, humidity building in Charlotte

The heat and humidity continues to build over  in Charlotte. Temperatures Saturday reached the upper 80s in some spots. They will be in the low 90s Sunday afternoon, feeling like 95 degrees when factoring in the humidity. Thunderstorm chances will be building over Tennessee and will try to reach the ...

One more gorgeous day before mugginess returns

The top weather story Friday will be the heat and humidity slowly building back into the Charlotte region. The metro area will experience one more very nice day before the weather will turn fairly muggy this weekend. Friday will be gorgeous, with plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Highs will ...

 
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