Ryan Hanrahan joined the NBC Connecticut First Alert Weather Team in December 2005 and currently serves as the weekend evening meteorologist and as a general assignment reporter on weekdays.
Growing up along the shoreline in Guilford, Connecticut, his interest in the weather was sparked by the 1989 Hamden tornado, hurricanes Gloria and Bob, along with the blizzards of '93 and '96.
Ryan returned to Connecticut after working as a meteorologist for WNYT, the NBC affiliate in Albany, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University. Ryan also studied atmospheric science in graduate school at the State University of New York at Albany. His weathercasts have been recognized by the American Meteorological Society with their Seal of Approval.
During his tenure at NBC Connecticut Ryan has covered many of the state's biggest storms including tropical storm Irene, hurricane Sandy, the October snowstorm, the blizzard of 2013, and the Springfield tornado.
Ryan currently lives in West Hartford. Besides forecasting the weather, Ryan enjoys spending his spare time with his Golden Retriever Doppler, relaxing on the beach or on the slopes skiing. He's also actively involved with several community organizations and frequently visits schools across the state talking about the weather.
Ryan also writes the "Way Too Much Weather" blog.
Follow Ryan on Twitter @RyanHanrahan