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This week's WDAY gallery of weather photos

Scenes from around the region reflecting just how incredible the weather can be in this area.

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Scenes from around the region reflecting just how incredible the weather can be in this area.

Weather Gallery 12/08

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John Wheeler is Chief Meteorologist for WDAY, a position he has had since May of 1985. Wheeler grew up in the South, in Louisiana and Alabama, and cites his family's move to the Midwest as important to developing his fascination with weather and climate. Wheeler lived in Wisconsin and Iowa as a teenager. He attended Iowa State University and achieved a B.S. degree in Meteorology in 1984. Wheeler worked about a year at WOI-TV in central Iowa before moving to Fargo and WDAY..
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