Mike Slifer is an American Meteorological Society certified broadcast meteorologist at NEWS CENTER Maine in Portland.
Mike has been fascinated by the weather for his entire life. When he was younger, his favorite thing to watch on TV was radar loops on The Weather Channel. He has always loved good snowstorm, too. Originally from Connecticut, he has seen hurricanes, blizzards, floods, and severe thunderstorms.
Mike decided early in life that he wanted to be a meteorologist. He went to school at University of Albany, SUNY, in Albany, New York where he graduated with a B.S. in atmospheric science in May 2016.
Mike found his passion for broadcast meteorology after a summer internship at NBC Connecticut. During his senior year of college, he began to take journalism courses and also interned at WTEN in Albany, New York. His first job was at WVNS in West Virginia where he stayed for three years. Mike is happy to be back in New England and close to home.
You can find him on-air at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays as well as at various times throughout the week filling in. He also plays an active role in reporting about climate change in Maine.