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His passion is lake-effect snow. His mission -- to turn the challenge of northeast Ohio's ever-changing weather into a forecast Clevelanders can handle. Chief Meteorologist Jeff Tanchak blew into town in January of 2003, and Cleveland's weather instantly got even more unpredictable!

Before joining the 19 Action News Storm Team, Jeff spent seven years as meteorologist for WOTV-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Jeff is no stranger to the lake-effect snows that frequently blow in off of Lake Erie. After obtaining his degree in meteorology from the State University of New York at Brockport, Jeff got his first on-air job in TV at R-NEWS in Rochester, N.Y. From there, he made the move to the Midwest, working for WSAW-TV in Wausau, Wisc.

An avid golfer, Jeff spends much of his free time tearing up the links. He's also a big fan of the Cleveland Indians, and spends many evenings at Progressive Field.

Jeff loves the challenge of Cleveland's weather, tracking the surprise storms and lake-effect snowfalls headed our way. And, as Chief Meteorologist for 19 Action News, Jeff said his favorite thing is providing you with Cleveland's most accurate and fun forecast

Click here to e-mail Jeff, follow our Weather Team on Twitter, or find him on Facebook.

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