Ryan Hanrahan is a First Alert Meteorologist and can be seen weekdays during the 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on NBC Connecticut.
Growing up along the shoreline in Guilford, his interest in the weather was sparked by the 1989 Hamden tornado, hurricanes Gloria and Bob, and the blizzards of '93 and '96.
Ryan returned to Connecticut in 2005 after working as a meteorologist for WNYT, the NBC affiliate in Albany, N.Y. 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. In 2016 he was awarded an Emmy for his forecasts.
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 May 2018 tornado outbreak across Connecticut.
Ryan currently lives in West Hartford. Besides forecasting the weather, he enjoys spending his spare time with his Golden Retriever, Doppler, relaxing on the beach or on the slopes skiing. He also volunteers with Special Olympics Connecticut and visits schools across the state talking about science.
Ryan also writes a blog, “On Ryan’s Radar."