Rob Lydick joined the TV5 news team as a meteorologist in June of 2011 after receiving his B.S. in Meteorology from Penn.
It was the summer storms in the western Pennsylvania town of Blairsville that inspired Rob to pursue a career in meteorology. He was able to live his dreams by learning about what causes these summer storms and how to forecast them in Penn State’s well-renowned Department of Meteorology. From the beginnings of his college career, Rob joined Campus Weather Service, which boasts the title of largest student-run forecasting organization in the world. By participating in radio and video shifts as a freshman at Penn State, Rob realized he wanted to focus on weather forecasting and communications. Rob completed forecasting internships at WTAE in Pittsburgh, PA and AccuWeather in State College, PA during his college career. He also had the opportunity to gain some on-air television experience by serving as a forecaster/anchor for the PA television show Weather World and as a producer/forecaster/host for the student-run program Weather Or Not.
Rob is a member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association and hopes to apply for broadcasting seals from both of these organizations in the future.
So far, Rob has loved his weather experiences in Maine. From Hurricane Irene coverage during the summer of 2011 to forecasting early snowstorms and unusual temperature patterns, he’s gotten the chance to see just volatile Maine weather can be. Rob looks forward to many more weather challenges and experiences in the Pine Tree State!
In his spare time, Rob enjoys watching movies, going to concerts/theatrical productions, traveling and hiking through scenic Maine, and spending time with family and friends.