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 – Hurricane Patricia is making its way to Mexico and is currently the strongest hurricane ever recorded. Residents in Mexico are preparing for the possibility of its 200-mph winds and torrential rains. But how will the hurricane impact Northeast Ohio? Check out the Fox 8 weather page for updates We don’t need to panic much as there won’t be much strength left in the storm by the time it travels toward Ohio. The mountains in eastern Mexico will strip a […]
CLEVELAND – We saw plenty of sunshine this Easter and some viewers sent us photos of a solar halo they spotted this morning. Meteorologist Andre’ Bernier describes it as a solar halo because of the thin cloud cover that is very high in the sky. Andre’ said that when the high clouds, which are filled with ice crystals, are high enough in a sunny sky, the ice acts like a prism. The reflections from those crystals create what looks like […]
CLEVELAND–Ready for more snow and cold? Looks like that’s what we’re going to get. According to our end of winter outlook, the cold pattern will persist into March; we could see snow in March, too. So, spring’s arrival will likely be slow to emerge, with April and May a little cooler than normal. Watch the video above for the complete end of winter outlook. *CLICK HERE for our Winter Weather Survival Guide* *Watch the video below for the ‘Winter Weather […]
Who could forget last winter? Probably not many of us. It was brutal. But- what’s in store for Northeast Ohio this year? Dick Goddard and the rest of the FOX 8 weather team put together the Winter Weather Outlook and Andre Bernier revealed it Thursday night on FOX 8 News at 10 p.m. The bottom line: fewer brutal invasions, but consistently cold with numerous clippers (1-3 Panhandle Hooks.) *Watch the entire outlook in the video above*
The total lunar eclipse is coming Wednesday morning before sunrise. The moon will start seeing the moon “eaten” by the Earth’s shadow (the darker umbra) at 5:14 A.M. Totality begins at 6:24 A.M. just before sunrise.
Wonderful changes have happened outside the Fox 8 studios. Arthur Richwine, from Bremecs On The Heights and Bremec Greenhouse and Garden Center, gave us our annual summer clean up along with a radical change to the backdrop. For the third time, our arborvitae began to dry out and die. This time, we replaced them with something that would not only do better in our lighted winter environment, but will look even more stunning than the arborvitae did!
CLEVELAND — Expect a partly cloudy day Tuesday with a chance of a thunderstorm. Some severe weather popped up Monday night, but as of 11 p.m., the threat has ended. *CLICK HERE to check out or submit a photo of severe weather. The storms produced heavy rain and gusty winds. Here’s a pic of the towering cloud that Andre took from the FOX 8 rooftop…wow! Wednesday through Friday will be beauties with highs climbing from the middle 70s to the […]
CLEVELAND — After a period of heavy rain and severe weather, a flood warning remained in effect for Crawford County until 9 a.m. Thursday. Tuscarawas and Coshocton counties are under a flood warning until 9:30 a.m. *Click here for the latest weather alerts* The following counties are under an area flood watch until Thursday at noon: Ashland, Ashtabula, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Ottawa, Portage, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Wayne and Wyandot. *Check […]
CLEVELAND– Sunny and hot or stormy and wild? André Bernier answered that question, when he revealed the FOX 8 Weather Team’s summer outlook Thursday night on FOX 8 News at 10. In June, expect near normal to slightly above normal rainfall. In July and August, thunderstorms trim back and temperatures will be warmer than normal. As for 90-degree days? Normal is 9 to 10. Last year, there were 28!! This year, there will be less than last summer, but still […]
Comet Pan-STARRS made its best showing for us on Thursday. It was EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you got into a location with no visual obstructions in the western sky (trees, hills, houses). A good spot would have been along the Lake Erie shore at sunset. If you snapped any photos of the comet, please share them on Andre Bernier’s Facebook Fan Page’s timeline.
Posted by André Bernier No doubt about it. It has been a very kind, mild winter THUS FAR! There is no better example of this than looking at how much of the lower 48 states has been covered by snow. As of today, only 23% of the continental USA can see snow outside their windows compared to 42% last year on this date and an amazing 70% 2 years ago! Is this a harbinger for this new month of February? […]
There is something wonderful about flying… a perspective that gives meteorologist new understanding of how the atmosphere works! I look forward to bringing you more from that perspective in the coming months and years ahead!