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Alida Donnelly

Alida Donnelly comes to the FOX 55 Severe Weather Center Team from Illinois where she grew up in a suburb of Chicago.

Title: Meteorologist
adonnelly@wfft.com

Alida Donnelly comes to the FOX 55 Severe Weather Center Team from Illinois where she grew up in a suburb of Chicago.

Alida has always had a passion for weather, which she developed after watching a severe thunderstorm roll through her town and witnessed damage from lightning firsthand.
She lived in an area like Fort Wayne with all four seasons which helped her expand her knowledge for various systems.

Alida attended Purdue University where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Atmospheric Science.

While at Purdue, Alida worked for Purdue University Fast Track, a program that airs throughout the Lafayette community, where she forecasted the weather and reported.
She interned at WLFI in Lafayette and then at WTMJ in Milwaukee.

Before moving to Fort Wayne, Alida spent two years forecasting weather and reporting at WVNS in West Virginia, experiencing all the wild and wonderful things that the mountain state has to offer.

When she isn't working, Alida loves to spend time with her family and friends. She loves to cheer on her favorite sports teams, the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Alida is very excited to continue her career at FOX 55 News and enjoy everything that Fort Wayne has to offer.

If you have any weather photos, don't hesitate to email her at adonnelly@wfft.com.

Recent Posts by Alida Donnelly

Weather Blog: Flurries Sunday

Flurries and freezing drizzle are possible on Sunday. High temperatures will be seasonal for this time of year.

Weather Blog: More Sunshine Saturday

A high pressure system briefly swoops in as we move into Saturday, bringing back partly sunny skies.

Weather Blog: Colder Friday

A cold northwest wind is going to bring below average temperatures back to the area as we wrap up the week. Wind chill values will be in the teens all day long.

Weather Blog: Snow in the Sahara Desert

Snow can even fall in some of the hottest areas of the world. In Ain Sefra, Algeria, a cold shot of air sent temperatures plummeting to below freezing.

Weather Blog: Historically low production of Florida oranges

Florida's oranges are combating diseases that are leading to historically low production levels. Weather has played a role in the orange production across the state.

Weather Blog: Inauguration Day weather facts

Inauguration Day is upon us and we're taking a look at some weather facts about the ceremony. The first outdoor inauguration took place in 1817 when President James Monroe was sworn into office.

Weather Blog: Fewer tornadoes & fewer lightning strikes in 2020

Fewer tornadoes and lightning strikes occurred across the country in 2020. But fewer tornadoes do not mean fewer fatalities. 170 million lightning events happened in 2020 which is 52 million fewer than 2019.

Weather Blog: Seasonal & Sunny Tuesday

We'll see partly sunny skies return to the area on Tuesday, but first we'll have to get through a cold start. Wind chill values will be in the low teens for the morning commute.

Weather Blog: Snow showers Sunday

An upper-level disturbance swoops through the area on Sunday, bringing back widespread snow showers. The heaviest of the snow will fall during the afternoon and evening hours.

Weather Blog: Flurries Possible Saturday

Slick roads may be possible Saturday morning. The cloudy skies stick around with a slight chance of light snow during the day.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 611039

Reported Deaths: 9716
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion844351336
Lake45508685
Allen32891552
Hamilton29546315
St. Joseph27449381
Elkhart24440345
Vanderburgh19513250
Tippecanoe18043140
Johnson15140295
Porter14865169
Hendricks14440248
Madison11009222
Vigo10769181
Clark10731144
Monroe9424113
Delaware9152134
LaPorte9103164
Howard8268144
Kosciusko808983
Warrick676599
Hancock6741104
Bartholomew6523100
Floyd6469110
Wayne6157162
Grant6011116
Dubois556980
Boone554668
Morgan545795
Henry509764
Marshall505384
Cass485264
Dearborn483245
Noble474059
Jackson426747
Shelby419581
Lawrence392980
Clinton374243
Gibson372559
Harrison350945
DeKalb348264
Montgomery346554
Knox335839
Miami323044
Steuben314545
Whitley309726
Wabash304551
Adams302136
Ripley300046
Putnam297850
Huntington293159
Jasper290534
White274143
Daviess271274
Jefferson264738
Decatur248983
Fayette247848
Greene241162
Posey240328
Wells236451
LaGrange229662
Scott225739
Clay223532
Randolph214948
Jennings199336
Sullivan192933
Spencer192422
Washington187523
Fountain184627
Starke175643
Jay168223
Owen166837
Fulton164230
Orange160835
Carroll159115
Rush155818
Perry155229
Vermillion149334
Franklin149033
Tipton133033
Parke13088
Pike118226
Blackford111422
Pulaski97337
Newton91721
Brown88235
Benton86910
Crawford8069
Martin74413
Warren6857
Switzerland6665
Union6287
Ohio4957
Unassigned0376

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 864322

Reported Deaths: 10711
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin101705707
Cuyahoga860661145
Hamilton64392448
Montgomery43309418
Summit35063761
Lucas31500625
Butler31128232
Stark25933435
Warren19746141
Lorain19165223
Mahoning17383338
Lake16178154
Clermont16057111
Delaware1445479
Licking13274137
Fairfield1287781
Trumbull12861316
Greene12114139
Medina11666168
Clark10995265
Wood10407158
Allen9945126
Portage9382109
Miami921073
Richland9186118
Marion7467113
Tuscarawas7410182
Columbiana7356124
Pickaway728450
Wayne7080171
Muskingum705241
Erie6188129
Hancock554390
Ross5532100
Scioto541664
Geauga513555
Darke471092
Lawrence457958
Ashtabula454673
Union454628
Sandusky438562
Mercer434489
Seneca431566
Huron430041
Auglaize423064
Shelby421922
Jefferson420569
Belmont417740
Washington391840
Athens38129
Putnam376275
Madison356529
Knox354422
Ashland347438
Fulton339343
Defiance332286
Crawford323874
Preble321437
Brown313921
Logan309132
Ottawa294943
Clinton290743
Williams279467
Highland276718
Jackson265345
Guernsey256326
Champaign252628
Fayette237330
Morrow23334
Perry232018
Holmes225674
Henry220149
Hardin214033
Coshocton205722
Van Wert202645
Gallia198826
Wyandot196151
Pike177417
Adams176915
Hocking172624
Carroll156216
Paulding144721
Noble120740
Meigs109024
Monroe101032
Harrison89421
Morgan83430
Vinton70813
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