Gregory S. Forbes Bio, Age, Wife, Education, Career, Net Worth, Salary

Gregory S. Forbes Biography

Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Gregory S. Forbes is an American meteorologist. He works as The Weather Channel’s long-time severe weather expert.

Forbes has a significant research background in the areas of severe convective storms and tornadoes.

Gregory S. Forbes Age

Forbes was born on August 22, 1950, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, U.S. He is 71 years old as of 2021.

Gregory S. Forbes Wife

Forbes is a very private person when it comes to his personal life. There’s no information as to whether he is married or not. We will provide information regarding his marital status as soon as it is available.

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Gregory S. Forbes Education

Forbes attended Pennsylvania State University where he earned a B.S. degree in meteorology. He also went to the University of Chicago where he studied tornadoes and severe thunderstorms and received his M.S. and Ph.D.

Gregory S. Forbes Career

Forbes served as a field manager for Project NIMROD. This was the first measurement program to study damaging thunderstorm winds from downbursts and microbursts.

He later went on and joined the faculty in the Department of Meteorology at Penn State in 1978. While there, Forbes taught courses in weather analysis and forecasting, natural disasters, and other topics.

In 1999, Forbes joined The Weather Channel (TWC). As part of his research at Penn State, he was a lead weather forecaster for numerous field research programs around the country. Forbes continues limited research. He was on the development team of the Enhanced Fujita Scale which in 2007 replaced the original Fujita Scale from 1971.

On July 6, 2018, he announced he would go into semi-retirement from The Weather Channel but will be back during the spring “in limited capacity”. This decision was partly due to his “colon cancer scare” three years earlier.

Gregory S. Forbes Net Worth

Forbes’ net worth is estimated to be between  $1m – $5m.

Gregory S. Forbes Salary

Forbes’ salary at The Weather Channel has not yet been revealed.