Abby Acone joined the KRDO NewsChannel 13 team in August 2014. During her time in southern Colorado, she's tracked severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and major snowstorms. She says the adrenaline rush and challenge of covering active weather excites her, adding she's grown as a forecaster immensely by following the complex weather patterns in the Rockies. Abby presents forecasts in both English for KRDO and Spanish for the Telemundo affiliate. Abby is getting her B.S. in Geosciences with a concentration in Broadcast & Operational Meteorology from Mississippi State University. She's also a member of the National Weather Association and is pursuing its Seal of Approval.
Before coming to Colorado, Abby worked as a reporter and weather forecaster in Pasco, Washington for a few years. She received multiple awards for her reporting contributions. During her time as a forecaster, Abby learned the finer points of wind events, thunderstorms and winter weather in the Columbia Valley.
Abby graduated from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University with two degrees: Communication and Spanish. There, she reported and anchored for Cable 8 News, the student-run nightly newscast. Abby grew up in Bellevue, WA – home to her frequent Starbucks and hiking fix. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Rockies, cooking, reading and spending time with her husband and friends. Don't hesitate to send along any weather questions, photos or a hello!
It will be a relatively quiet weather day across southern Colorado after an active afternoon of storms Tuesday. Highs will be warmer compared to what we saw yesterday; temperatures will reach the 70s and 80s.