Chief Meteorologist John Patrick oversees the weather product that you see on ABC7 News every day.  Our loyal ABC7 viewers trusted JP to guide them through Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017, as it made landfall on Marco Island and tracked north through the entire ABC7 viewing area.

Under JP’s leadership, the ABC7 Forecast became the only weather forecast certified as “Southwest Florida’s Most Accurate” by a third party company called WeatheRate. As of March 2019, ABC7 holds the WeatheRate seal of accuracy for the sixth year in a row! And for the fourth year in a row, the ABC7 Forecast rating is the most accurate in the entire state of Florida!

John Patrick has been with ABC7 since April of 2005. During his time in Southwest Florida, JP was nominated twice for an Emmy Award and won the Associated Press’ “Best Weathercast” 1st Place award each year from 2008 thru 2013, plus 2015 and 2016. That’s a total of 8 times! He also won second place in 2007 and 2014.

When JP’s not at ABC7 forecasting, you’ll find him enjoying all the great activities, shopping, beaches and restaurants of Southwest Florida with his husband. You might also catch JP at one of the gorgeous golf courses of Southwest Florida. He also likes spending time cooking in the kitchen, especially Italian food. One of the first things JP did to his house when he bought it was to remodel the kitchen from top to bottom.

Watch Chief Meteorologist John Patrick and SWFL’s Most Accurate Forecast on ABC7 News, weeknights at 6, 7 & 11 on WZVN-TV.