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School: SUNY Brockport

Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.

Mike Brookins is the evening broadcast meteorologist at CNY Central Wednesday through Sunday. He joined CNY Central in 2005 after working as a meteorologist at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh.

Mikes holds an American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for Television Broadcasting. He researched lake effect snow in college and finds meteorology challenging yet exciting. Mike has named Bill Peterson, meteorologist at WOKR/WHAM in Rochester, as his meteorological mentor. Mike would love to witness a tornado in real life, but from a safe distance of course.

Mike grew up in Rochester, N.Y. and earned his bachelor's degree in meteorology from SUNY Brockport. He resides in Baldwinsville with his wife, three daughters, and two golden retrievers, Radar and Thunder. Mike declares that his wife's dinner table is the best dinner spot in Central New York.

Memorable Story: February 2007 lake effect storm

Dream Job: Ski Guide

Why I'm a Meteorologist: It is fun yet challenging, every day brings something new

Astrological Sign: Pisces (I love swimming!)

Hobbies: Downhill skiing, mountain biking, in-line skating, home improvement

Favorite Sports Team: Syracuse Orange, Buffalo Bills

Favorite Musician or Group: Jimmy Buffett

Favorite Movie: Twister, Star Wars

Favorite TV Show: The Biggest Loser (inspires me to exercise and eat healthy)

Favorite Food: Buffalo chicken wings, Dinosaur BBQ

Favorite Destination: Onondaga Lake Park