Briana Bermensolo

Chief Meteorologist

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Briana Bermensolo returns home to the Northwest to join the KAPP/KVEW team in August of 2021 as the Chief Meteorologist.

Briana brings 15 years of experience in local news. Before coming to KAPP/KVEW, she worked as a meteorologist for WRC-TV in Washington, DC as well as WRC’s radio partner, WTOP. She moved to the East Coast for the first time in 2018, after spending 5 years as a meteorologist for KREM in Spokane. The Seattle/Boise native was also a weather anchor in Salinas, CA after anchoring and reporting in Casper, WY, and interning in Orange, CA and Boise, ID. She has family all over the Northwest, including in the Tri-Cities, and is very excited to be back home.

When not tracking the next big storm, Briana loves spending time with her husband, two children and two pups.


More patchy fog in the forecast! Cloudy and gray skies continue Tuesday -Briana

Cold and cloudy start to the work week, with highs in the 30s across the region -Briana

Here comes the sun! A beautiful and chilly weekend in store for Eastern WA, OR

Temperatures will be cold throughout the weekend, but rain and snow chances remain at bay through Sunday.

The sunshine returns Friday afternoon, a mix of sun and clouds for a cold and dry weekend forecast! -Briana

Rain wraps up this morning, becoming windy and warm this afternoon

High winds will increase this afternoon out of the south to clear fog, sunshine returns for the weekend!

Mountain passes are open as a wintry mix passes over WA, OR

The latest winter storm to impact the Northwest in 2022 will continue to bring rain to the mountains today. 

Rainy Thursday: Slick roads for the morning drive in Tri-Cites, Yakima

A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect at 1am for freezing rain in the Cascades and Blue Mountains Thursday.

Persistent fog continues Wednesday morning, freezing rain chances increase overnight -Briana

UPDATE: I-84 re-opens after major closure shuts down 150+ mile stretch

Oregon Department of Transportation officials report a sideways truck is blocking traffic at Mile Post 237 Westbound on I-84.

FORECAST: Tuesday morning fog with a few showers this afternoon across the Mid-Columbia -Briana

MLK DAY FORECAST: Mostly cloudy and cold conditions continue across the Mid-Columbia

A Freezing Fog Advisory is in effect until 12pm for portions of the Mid-Columbia, including Tri-Cities and Yakima.

Update- FREEZING FOG: Poor visibility/black ice for the Friday AM drive in Tri-Cities, Yakima

The Mid-Columbia have seen pockets of dense fog creating visibilities under 0.25 miles.

Caution: Drivers can expect freezing rain and fog Thursday morning in Tri-Cities, Yakima

The Kittitas and Yakima Valleys are under a winter weather advisory until 11am for freezing rain developing across the region.

Frost and fog for the morning drive, highs in the 40s with a few showers this afternoon -Briana

A warmer Wednesday! Morning showers and temperatures in the 40s and 50s this afternoon -Briana

Tuesday Weather: Snow and freezing rain to the north, chance wintry mix in the Tri-Cities -Briana

Mountain Passes: Roads reopen over the Washington Cascades, some passes still closed Monday

Heavy snow from last week's major winter storm is to blame for a multi-day closure to the four major mountain passes over the Washington Cascades.

Watch for frost and patchy fog/flurries for the Monday morning drive -Briana

Snoqualmie Pass smashes season-to-date average snowfall amount with 286″ so far

WSDOT: All four major Washington Cascades mountain passes will be closed until at least Sunday due to weather.

WIND ADVISORY: 35-50MPH wind gusts Friday across the Mid-Columbia, mountain snow continues

Road Conditions: Latest storm impacts from Snoqualmie Pass to the Tri-Cities

A Winter Storm Warning continues to Tri-Cities, Yakima after the region receives inches of snow overnight.

WINTER STORM WARNING Continues Until 12pm, 1-2″ more possible until switchover to rain tonight

PREPARE NOW: Next big winter storm takes aim for Washington and Oregon tonight

Prepare now for hazardous driving conditions as snow moves across the Mid-Columbia overnight.

Major Winter Storm will bring snow and freezing rain to the Mid-Columbia overnight

Snoqualmie Pass is open Tuesday with delays & restrictions, mountain snow continues

A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for the Washington Cascades above 1,500 feet until 6am Wednesday. Another 6 to 15 inches of new snow is possible over the next 24 hours.

FREEZING FOG: Poor visibility and icy roads will impact the Tri-Cities, Yakima Tues. morning drive

A Freezing Fog Advisory is in effect until 10am for portions of the Mid-Columbia, including Tri-Cities and Yakima.

WINTER WEATHER ALERT: Snow/sleet mix continues in the Tri-Cities Monday morning

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the Tri-Cities until 3pm this afternoon.

Major mountain pass closures, snow/high winds continue Monday across WA, OR

Snow and high winds expected through Monday afternoon across Washington and Oregon.

WATCH FOR ICE: Streets will be slick, with sub-freezing temperatures New Year’s Eve

Watch for snow and ice on the roads around the Tri-Cities, Yakima Friday morning.

Snoqualmie Pass shuts down after sulfuric acid spills onto I-90 near Cle Elum

The pass had been closed from North Bend to Ellensburg from 4:30 a.m. this morning

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Snow continues through the early afternoon in the Tri-Cities – Briana

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Watch for areas of snow and ice for the Wednesday morning drive

WINTER WEATHER ALERT: Watch for snow and ice on your Wednesday morning drive

The Tri-Cities, Yakima, Walla Walla and Pendleton will receive another 0.25"-1.0" of new snow by 10am.

COLD CONTINUES: Wind chills in the single digits, more snow on the way -Briana

An arctic air mass is bringing temperatures in the teens and 20s to the Tri-Cities, Yakima today.

COLD SNAP: Prepare for dangerously colder temperatures across the Mid-Columbia early this week-Briana

An arctic air mass is bringing temperatures in the teens and 20s to the Tri-Cities, Yakima today.

Off-and-on valley rain/mountain snow chances over the holiday travel week

Quiet Tuesday afternoon before more mountain snow moves in tonight.

Plan on slippery conditions for the morning commute across Eastern WA, OR

1-4" of snow accumulation is possible Monday morning, with freezing rain potential late this morning and early afternoon.

WEEKEND TRAVEL: Mountain snow and valley showers on the way, high winds

Wind gusts will range from 25-45MPH late Friday through Saturday.

Weekend Forecast: Valley Showers, More Mountain Snow and High Winds Across Mid-Columbia -Briana

I-90, Snoqualmie Pass re-open from Thursday morning spinouts; chains required on roadway

After multiple pass closures yesterday over the Cascades, more snow is expected in the higher terrain.