CBC Meteorologist John Sauder provides Manitoba with daily comprehensive weather reports on CBC Winnipeg News and CBC Radio One. Featuring the CBC Lightning Tracker and 3D Radar, the CBC Winnipeg Forecast Centre allows John to provide the most reliable forecasts, storm tracking and weather warnings.
Sauder 's love of all things weather started when he was the young son of a fighter pilot. His father would return from work in his flight suit with his helmet under his arm, and to John's inquiring mind, he always wondered what is was like to fly through those clouds.
Sauder eventually learned to fly and became Winnipeg's only radio pilot/traffic reporter, logging almost 8,000 flying hours over 10 years.
He earned a certificate in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University in 2007, achieving an Academic Excellence Award. He is endorsed by the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. John has also earned the American Meteorological Society's Seal of Approval for Weathercasting.
He is the Honorary Colonel of 2 Canadian Air Division, so Winnipeggers will probably see him around town in a flight suit or Royal Canadian Air Force uniform. John is committed to giving back to the community through his involvement with various local charities.
John and his wife Kim are an active couple who love the outdoors. They enjoying camping, kayaking, golf, tennis, hiking and in the winter take part in snowmobiling and downhill skiing.