Adam Rutt became a member of the WDVM weather team in April of 2015, and he is excited to share his passion and knowledge of weather with the 4 State community.
Adam grew up in Pen Argyl, PA—a small town just on the edge of the Pocono Mountains. While most kids watched cartoons on Saturday mornings, Adam would watch The Weather Channel and read the local forecasts out loud. Being so close to the mountains meant one thing: Winter was, and still is for him, a highly anticipated season. After the Blizzard of ’96 plowed through the Mid-Atlantic and blanketed his house in over two-and-a-half feet of snow, he knew that he wanted to be a meteorologist when he got older.
With few in-state options for colleges with meteorology programs, Adam went north…way north. He attended Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont, which was just a short drive away from Quebec! Winters were even more intense, but that also meant better skiing conditions. And on occasional weekends, Adam would head over to the nearby ski resort and enjoy the snow in the best way he knew how: Skiing. After four years of hard work, including writing a senior thesis on mountainous terrain and weather, he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology with a focus in broadcasting in May of 2010. As an added bonus, he met his future wife at Lyndon as well!
One year later, he landed his first job at WMGM-TV in Linwood, New Jersey. With the Jersey Shore in his backyard, focus shifted from the winter to the warm, sunny summer season. Between the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, marine influences created a new set of forecasting challenges. Now that he has migrated back to the mainland, Adam is ready and prepared for what the 4 State region has to offer.
When Adam isn’t forecasting the weather, he is a major sports fan…rooting for the Phillies, Eagles, and Flyers whenever they play. Otherwise, he likes to go for walks and jogs outside with his wife. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, then Nintendo games are his hobby of choice.Follow Adam on Facebook, or contact him via email.