Abby Acone joined the KOMO forecast team in December 2018. She works as a meteorologist and weather reporter. Abby is from Bellevue and graduated from Washington State University with two degrees: Communication and Spanish. Go Cougs! She also graduated with her meteorology degree from Mississippi State University in 2017. Abby loves the challenge of forecasting for the many microclimates of western Washington. She delights in tracking all the factors and various personalities of each storm system and weather patterns that impact the state.
Before coming to KOMO, Abby worked as the morning and midday meteorologist for the ABC affiliate in Colorado Springs, KRDO, for more than four years. There, she covered the wide spectrum of wild weather in the Rocky Mountains, including blizzards, hurricane-force winds, fire weather, grapefruit-sized hail, tornadoes and more. Abby also provided coverage on issues like local climate change research, snowpack fluctuations, drought concerns and avalanche danger. She loves mountain meteorology and is so happy to be applying her previous experience to forecasting weather for the Cascades and Olympics. Abby also did Telemundo weather in Colorado, and loves getting any chance to practice her Spanish.
Abby's first TV job was in Tri-Cities, Washington, for KEPR/KIMA TV. She worked there as a general assignment reporter and weekend weather anchor for two years. She loved living in eastern Washington and experiencing the winter weather, thunderstorms and wind events that are so common in the Columbia Basin.
In 2017, Abby won the "Best Weathercast" award from the Associated Press for her division in the western states. She has also received multiple awards for her reporting contributions. Additionally, Abby has earned her National Weather Association Seal of Approval.
In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, family and friends in western Washington. Abby considers it a huge privilege, honor and joy working in her hometown, doing what she loves. Don't hesitate to say hello or ask any weather questions!