André, who has been with WJW since 1988, serves as meteorologist for FOX 8 News at 5PM, 7PM and tag-teams with chief meteorologist Dick Goddard at 10 PM.
He joined WJW in 1988 when the station broke ground in Cleveland by starting a one-hour, weekday-morning newscast from 6AM to 7AM. He stayed on weekday mornings for over 19 years before moving over to join Cleveland icon, Dick Goddard. André also developed the outdoor weather set idea, a concept that he brought with him from his previous position at KARE-TV-11, the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
André is married to Sally, a familiar name in Cleveland television who is also a degreed meteorologist (they met in college in 1978). Sally fully retired from broadcast meteorology in 2009 to be a stay-at-home Mom to their high school student son, Noah.
He is an instrument rated pilot now studying for his commercial pilot’s license. Sally is also a licensed private pilot and Noah is studying to obtain his.
They all enjoy aviation, hiking, and working in Christian ministries. André is also an ordained minister, ordained in Massillon at Grace Community Church in May of 2006.
CLEVELAND — The 2019-2020 Winter Weather Outlook is out and northeast Ohio is preparing for an “up-down” pattern, meaning we’ll have several false starts to winter. During December we’ll have some cold air with some warm-ups in between. January and February are looking colder with frequent snowfall. FOX 8 meteorologists say essentially we’ll be colder than normal this winter. As far as snowfall, normal is 66,” and over the last four winters we haven’t reached the normal snowfall amount. However, […]
VERMILION, Ohio — It’s that time of the year again, like every year: Are you ready to welcome the snow and cold? Our wintry, frigid forecasts are waiting in the wings. Just watch as the Woollybear’s slow, reluctant, and undulating crawl pulls it over rough terrain this year. Although it may seem that winter swoops in later this month, it’s nothing more than a glancing blow, a “false start,” but a solemn reminder of the weeks and months yet to […]
CLEVELAND — After the winter we had and the first part of spring, we thought summer would never arrive, but it’s almost here! So, our FOX 8 weather team looked into what this summer has in store. Will it be stormy? Hot or not? We found the severe weather threat will be near-normal, with the most active months being June and July. As for 90-degree days, the average number is 10. It’s expected we may get 14-20 this summer. This […]
Nearly 70 years ago, two young people grew up just a few houses apart in Chardon. However, neither knew the other. Fast forward to 2013, where they met on a dating site and are now happily married. Andre Bernier brings you their very special love story in the video, above. **Read more ‘Love Stories,’ here**
CLEVELAND- December was four degrees above-normal, and January was near-normal. February is starting out mild, then right before Valentine’s Day, the cold pattern is back — but not intensely cold like we just experienced. That cold pattern will probably last into March. But — April should end up near-normal, so very pleasant! **Watch more in the video, above** Get weather updates, here.
CLEVELAND — The 2018-2019 Winter Weather Outlook is out and northeast Ohio is looking colder than usual, with a chance of normal snowfall. FOX 8 meteorologists have higher confidence in the temperature pattern of this upcoming winter, but think snowfall could be a bit of a wild card. Overall, northeast Ohio is expected to be in the “chilly side of things” but our meteorologists think we’ll have either normal or slightly low precipitation, at least out side of the snowbelt. […]
CLEVELAND, Ohio — After the winter we had and the first part of spring, we thought summer would never arrive, but it’s almost here! So, our FOX 8 weather team looked into what this summer has in store. Will it be stormy? Hot or not? We found the severe weather threat will be near-normal, with the most active months being June and August. As for 90-degree days, the average number is 10. It’s expected we may get 5-9 this summer […]
CLEVELAND — We have already been through a lot this winter. And, it’s only halfway over. Our FOX 8 meteorologists put together the rest of winter outlook for you. **Watch the video, above, as Andre Bernier gives details of what to expect** It’s going to be a cold start to February with a milder finish. As for March? It’s going to be stubbornly cool. **Follow weather updates**
Will winter winds be lean or mean? That’s the question everyone starts to ask when the autumn leaves are busy displaying their dazzling color. The season is changing. Nights are longer and cooler. Eventually, the winter winds will start visiting. Next Thursday, the FOX 8 team of meteorologists will unveil their 2017-2018 Winter Outlook for northeast Ohio. They collaborate on this annual project as early as late August, but all of the parameters don’t come in until mid-October at the […]
CLEVELAND –It’s really hot in Cleveland; in fact, it’s so hot, we tied a record on the first day of fall: 92°! The old record was set in 1895 of 92°. To give you an idea of how rare it is to reach 90 this late in September (after the 21st) it’s only happened in 1953 (95) and 1895 (92). Historically, the chances are under 1%. **Watch the video above to see how people were dealing with the heat today; […]
CLEVELAND — Winter is over and spring has sprung! But, what about the summer? Expect a warmer-than-normal summer with typical summer rainfall. So what about 90-degree days? The normal number of 90-degree days is 11; we may have 14 this summer. Last year, we really felt the heat; we had 29 90-degree days! As for thunderstorm days: near or slightly-above normal. **Watch the video above for more** **Get the FOX 8 weather app for customized alerts** **Follow updates on our […]
CLEVELAND, Ohio– We certainly didn’t get much winter weather in January, so what about the rest of winter? The FOX 8 weather team breaks it down: February: 2-3 cold shots; 3 degrees below normal, with a normal wintry pattern. March: a little cooler than normal April: normal Our snow deficit is 16 inches below where we should be. That’s a lot of ground to make up for. The 30-year average for snowfall is 68 inches. We think about 45-55 inches of snow […]