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
Minnesota winter storm: Snow continues overnight into Thursday morning
Flakes will continue to fall overnight in the Twin Cities metro, including a final burst expected to be a commute-buster for Thursday morning, bringing our totals over a foot.
Minnesota weather: High-impact snow storm will hit in 2 waves starting Tuesday
The storm is expected to come in two waves over the next few days, with the second wave bringing the heaviest snow along with the potential for blizzard-like conditions.
Warm weather continues early this week before chilly norms resurface
A strong area of low pressure will track Northeast out of The Four Corners region toward the Upper Midwest late tonight and through the day Tuesday.
Freezing fog could led to some slippery roads for Monday morning commute
Freezing fog could cause some trouble for drivers on their Monday morning commute in the Twin Cities.
Minnesota weather: Tracking the winter storm
A major winter mess: Ian Leonard is tracking the winter storm as it moves into Minnesota overnight into Tuesday morning.
Winter storm bringing wind, snow and brutal cold making for difficult holiday travel
A winter storm watch is in effect starting on Wednesday and lasting into Saturday as Minnesota braces for frigid cold, strong winds and heavy snow.
Minnesota weather: Timeline of what to expect with the wintry weather this week
This is a messy forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, with some areas in heavy snow while others stay as mainly rain.
16th annual Ian Leonard Bad Pants Open raises money for Special Olympics, PGA Reach
Golfers are donning their best "bad pants" for FOX 9 Ian Leonard's annual golf tournament to raise money for charity.
Minnesota weather: Prepare for dangerous heat on Tuesday
Tuesday is going to be a scorcher in the Twin Cities with dangerous heat across the area.
Minneapolis-St. Paul weather forecast: 50s, maybe 60, and sun
A look at Monday snow totals in Minnesota and the best 7-forecast of the year so far for Minneapolis-St. Paul. Bring on the 50s and 60s!