Alida Donnelly


Alida Donnelly comes to the StormTracker59 Weather Team from Illinois where she grew up in a suburb of Chicago. Alida has always had a passion for weather.  She lived in an area with all four seasons which helped her expand her knowledge for various systems. She developed her passion after watching a severe thunderstorm roll through her town and witnessed damage firsthand from lightning. 

Alida attended Purdue University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Science. While working for Purdue University Fast Track, a program that airs throughout the Lafayette community, Alida forecast the weather and reported. She interned at WLFI and WTMJ under chief meteorologist John Malan. 

When she isn’t working, Alida loves to spend time with her family and friends. She loves to cheer on her favorite sports teams, the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Blackhawks. Alida is very excited to begin her career with the StormTracker59 Weather Team and enjoy everything the Wild and Wonderful state of West Virginia has to offer. 

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