Mark Madryga is Global BC’s chief meteorologist. He delivers your weather forecast weekdays on Global News Morning, Global News at Noon, and weekday mornings on BC1.
Mark’s passion for weather began when he was a nine-year-old growing up in Kamloops in the early 1970s. He would keenly record weather information almost hourly (when not at school) on notepads and also on cassette tapes. He never missed a News Hour weather report by Norm Grohmann on BCTV in those days.
Mark attended NorKam Secondary in Kamloops, followed by two years at Cariboo College and then to UBC where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography and Meteorology in 1986. After another year of courses at UBC, it was time to enter the real world of employment. In September 1987, Mark began a career with Environment Canada as a meteorologist. He spent eight months at Training Branch in Toronto, and then was posted to the Pacific Weather Centre in Vancouver, where he was a forecaster for 21 years.
Mark also began working at Global BC (BCTV back then) in May 1994 as the weather anchor for the Noon News Hour. He moved to the weekend weather post in the fall of 1997. In September 2006, Mark joined the Morning News team as the senior meteorologist, and had an absolute blast.
In some parts, yes. But for residents who don’t normally see snow on the ground this time of year, don’t expect this year to be much different. Continue reading →
February temperatures have resembled those usually seen in the first three weeks of April, and the freezing level over the past few days has been close to 3,000 metres, or similar to May and June. Continue reading →
For most of the province, don’t expect a winter wonderland. Christmas Day will be mostly dry across B.C., although definitely green in the Lower Mainland. Continue reading →
While parts of B.C. saw its first snowfall of the season on Friday night and Saturday morning, it is likely going to look very different by this weekend. Continue reading →