Ian Leonard

Ian Leonard

Chief Meteorologist

FOX 9 Chief Meteorologist Ian Leonard lives his life through one simple run-on sentence; I love my life, I love my wife, I love my daughters and I love my dog...I kinda like the cats.

In the past three years Ian survived cancer, finished the Lake Placid Ironman 140.6 and learned to empty the dishwasher at home. He works tirelessly for the 8,000 plus athletes of Special Olympics Minnesota all year long with the annual Polar Plunge in the winter and his Bad Pants Open Golf Tournament in the fall.

Through it all Ian has helped raise over $20 million for Special Olympics Minnesota in the past 14 years and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.

The latest from Ian Leonard

MN weather: Snow turns into rain Monday

Wet heavy snow will continue to fall this evening with occasional bursts of very heavy snow together with gusty east-northeast winds.

Ian Leonard: Why no tie?

From FOX 9 Chief Meteorologist Ian Leonard: People ask about my tie, or lack thereof. It is a simple, two-word answer: Skin Cancer, again.

Minnesota weather: A wild week ahead

The forecast is set for a wild week of weather in the Twin Cities, including temps pushing into the 60s and the potential for some snow.

A Brown Christmas isn't that rare for the Twin Cities

As the warm stretch continues, the forecast is trending towards a Brown Christmas in Minnesota this year. While it might be strange to think in a state known for its frigid winters, as it turns out, Brown Christmases aren't that rare for the metro.

Midwest heat dome: an explainer

You've heard of a polar vortex. What about a heat dome? The meteorological phenomenon is driving the scorching heat the Midwest and parts of the central United States have seen this week.