Since the age of seven, my fascination with weather began after seeing a waterspout on a family vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The power and beauty of that storm captivated and intrigued me. From that day on, during storms, you would be able to find me out on my deck watching the volatility of Mother Nature. I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be a meteorologist.
I decided to follow my dreams and head to The University of Missouri to pursue a Meteorology degree. I graduated from the University as a double major with a Bachelors degree in Meteorology and Communications in 2008. And in December of 2011, I completed my Masters in Meteorology.
I started my career at KOMU-TV 8 in January 2007 as a fill in weathercaster and moved up in the ranks to serve as the Evening Meteorologist in Columbia, Missouri. While at KOMU, I was recognized by the Missouri Broadcasters Association, where I won Best Weathercast in 2010 and 2012. In addition to several reporting awards, including an Edward R. Murrow and a National SPJ Sigma Delta Chi award, for my hard work and efforts in Joplin, Missouri following the May 22nd tornado.
In September of 2012, I joined Fox 4 as the Mid Morning and Noon Meteorologist. I also earned my Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal (#639) in March of 2014 from the American Meteorological Society You can catch me at 4 am and 9am Monday through Friday, in addition to filling in for Mike, Karli, and Joe. When I am not in front of the green screen, you’ll see me out at sporting events/concerts with my husband Gary, volunteering in the community or running around town with our Doberman Dakota and Great Pyrenees Frank the Tank!
We made it to around 60° today but there are no more 60s coming for the foreseeable future and chillier air moves in through Saturday morning.,..we will start to moderate over the weekend and while it won’t be overly warm…it should still be above average. Clouds may play a role in Sunday’s forecast Joe’s latest podcast: As the weather and the climate changes, an organization in Kansas City is looking at ways of adapting to the changes and work with […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Winter hasn’t officially started, and we’ve already seen several measurable snowfalls in Kansas City. Is this just the beginning of a cold, snowy winter? Or did we get the nasty weather out of the way early this season? The FOX4 weather team used a little science, a little folklore and a little instinct to derive their winter weather predictions this year. Check out the video above to see what meteorologists Joe Lauria, Michelle Bogowith, Karli Ritter […]
LENEXA, Kan. — The Winning Streak in Lenexa has been in business for 20 years. They are the only licensee for wool pennants and banners for professional teams and many universities in the country. They started out with the standard pennant, and have created high quality, authentic wall decor that anyone would be proud to display for years to come. They have made it into every single venue in pro sports and are currently in the process of designing the […]
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — There were 29 reported tornadoes Tuesday in the Southern Plains, seven in Missouri alone. Meteorologist Michelle Bogowith said tornadoes were reported Tuesday near Wheaton, Thornfield, Miller and Stella in southwest Missouri. Preliminary reports indicate damage to roofs of homes and buildings, as well as several trees and power lines down. The damage even shut down Wheaton Schools for Wednesday. There have been no reports of injuries. National weather service crews will be out today surveying the damage […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Friday officially kicked off meteorological spring, but winter will dominate the weekend anyway. The FOX4 weather team expects significant snow accumulations, especially for the metro and points south. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday until 3 p.m. Sunday, for the entire Kansas City area. That includes Atchison, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Bates, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Clay, Cooper, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Platte, […]
Editor’s note: This story has been updated after the National Weather Service updated the times and counties included in its advisories at 7 p.m. Tuesday. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Freezing drizzle overnight could make the morning commute slick on Wednesday. A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect at 7 p.m. Tuesday for Johnson and Miami counties in Kansas and Cass and Jackson counties in Missouri. The same advisory takes effect at 9 p.m. for Linn County in Kansas and Bates, […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City area saw significant snow accumulations Friday. Most got at least 3 inches, and many saw as much 6 inches in some areas. Snow total reports to the National Weather Service show about 3.5 inches in Cass County, 5.2 inches in Platte County, 3.7 in Johnson County (KS), 5.4 inches in Johnson County (MO), and varying amounts throughout the area. The snow resulted in hundreds of crashes on both sides of the state line, and […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of Kansas City’s greatest treasures, The American Restaurant in Crown Center, celebrated its birthday this Valentine’s Day! It opened on Feb. 14, 1974, built by the founders of Hallmark, Joyce Hall and son Don, as a gift to the people of Kansas City. It’s exquisite architecture is jaw-dropping, winning the restaurant the coveted James Beard Design Icon Award in 2018. Today, it’s primarily an event space, but there are a few events that are open […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Get ready for the “super wolf blood moon” coming up in January! A “super moon” refers to the new or full moon that happens at the time of the month when the moon is closest to earth in its orbit. A “wolf moon” simply refers to January’s full moon, and the “blood moon” is the lunar eclipse that causes the moon’s appearance to change as it enters Earth’s shadow– turning it a rusty, red color. For […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Retailers have one more trick up their sleeves, Friday is the 10th anniversary of “Free Shipping Day.” It’s a national shopping holiday, just like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Your packages are guaranteed to arrive by December 24th! For many retailers, there is no minimum to ship for free. Over 800 retailers are participating this year, including Target, Macy’s, Best Buy and JCPenney to name a few. Michelle Bogowith also found specials today at Levi’s, Macy’s […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX4’s Michelle Bogowith is changing up her foodie segments. She’s on a mission to find out which Kansas City Fire Department station can make the best meal. Stop 1: Station 19 in Westport used their Italian roots to whip up meatballs, chicken spedini and an artichoke dish. Stop 2: Station 6 whipped up a delicious Mexican-inspired dish that gave Station 19 a run for their money. Stop 3: Station 24 made an Italian-inspired dish that will be […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It has never happened before. Back to back to back years with single digit snowfall. The winter of 2015-16 saw 5.9”. The winter of 2016-17 was only 4.9”. And last winter, 2017-18 had 7.7”. Big snows have been non-existent. You have to go all the way back to February 4, 2014 to find a day that has had 3 or more inches of snow! This past winter’s dendrite deficit led us into a prolonged summer drought. Some […]