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.

Articles

Mixed Bag Forecast: Sunshine, some clouds, a few showers and gusty winds all possible Tuesday -Briana

Wind gusts up to 35MPH possible out of the Northewst across Eastern Washington and Oregon.

WET WEATHER ALERT: Soaking rain, cooler weather on the way for the Tri-Cities, Yakima Valley

Eastern Washington and Oregon receive rain from the next system headed into the region.

Big Changes! Rain and cooler weather move in later today/tonight -Briana

Eastern Washington and Oregon will receive rain from the next system headed into the region.

Celebrating Fall 2021 with Tri-Cities coffee shops

A new season brings a new menu to many local coffee shops around the region.

A new season brings a cool-down for next week. First, enjoy more sunshine/heat for the weekend! -Briana

Temperatures in the 80s for the first official weekend of fall 2021.

Chilly morning temperatures Thursday, followed by a sunny and pleasant afternoon -Briana

A dry weekend forecast ahead with rain chances for Monday and Tuesday of next week.

First Day of Fall 2021: Chilly temperatures to start, dry and pleasant Wednesday afternoon -Briana

Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s for the first day of fall in Eastern Washington and Oregon.

Last Day of Summer 2021: Dry and mild weather expected with upper 70s & low 80s. -Briana

Temperatures will be mild for the first days of fall to finish the work-week.

Mild and dry for the last official days of summer, Fall begins Wednesday! -Briana

High temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s today with sunshine.

RAIN! First fall storm brings much needed moisture to Tri-Cities, Northwest

A powerful Atmospheric River is bringing heavy rain & mountain snow to Washington and Oregon.

Warm and breezy with some haze today, a big cool-down and rain for the weekend ahead -Briana

Substantial rain will fall over the Eastern Washington and Oregon Friday night through Sunday.

Dry & warm today, rain by Friday! Windy tomorrow ahead cooler/wetter finish to the week -Briana

High temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s today.

Seasonal temperatures to start the week, cool down on the way for next weekend -Briana

An Air Quality Alert is in place until Monday at noon for the Yakima Valley.

Rain is here! Much needed moisture arrives to aid in regional firefighting efforts

Friday may bring the most rain Tri-Cities and Yakima residents have seen in months.

Summer drought may cause fall leaves to change colors earlier than normal this year

The lack of rainfall will impact the timing and length of Tri-Cities fall colors on trees.

Smoky skies and heat for one more day before rain moves in Friday -Briana

An Air Quality Alert in place for the Yakima Valley until Thursday at 12pm.

Moderate to unhealthy air quality index range as smoke persists Wednesday -Briana

An Air Quality Alert is in place until Thursday at noon for Yakima County.

Air Quality Index values return to unhealthy levels for the Yakima Valley

An Air Quality Alert is in place Tuesday morning for Yakima and surrounding towns impacted by wildfire smoke.

The heat continues this week, with hot and hazy conditions for the afternoon/evening hours. -Briana

An Air Quality Alert in place for the Yakima Valley until Tuesday at 12pm.

Sunshine and smoke continue this week, hot afternoons through Wednesday -Briana

An Air Quality Alert in place for the Yakima Valley on Labor Day Monday.

Sunshine and warmer temperatures for the Labor Day Weekend, with some smoke building back in -Briana

An Air Quality Alert issued Friday for the Yakima Valley due to wildfire smoke creating air quality issues.

Thursday afternoon will be sunny & mild, with some smoke returning to Yakima -Briana

An Air Quality Alert is in place until Friday at noon for the Yakima Valley.

September starts off with chilly morning temperatures, nice and mild afternoons

Temperature readings are chilly to begin Wednesday morning.

Tuesday afternoon brings lighter winds, cooler temperatures for a mild afternoon -Briana

Highs in the 70s for the next couple of day.

Red Flag Warning issued Monday morning ahead of a warm, extremely dry & breezy day -Briana

Fire weather warning goes into effect at noon across the two-state area.

Changing winds should help clear out some smoke to finish the work-week -Briana

Air Quality Alert for the Yakima Valley until noon on Friday.

Two weather-makers headed to the Northwest over the next two days -Briana

Rain will fall over the Cascades, while Yakima, Tri-Cities and Walla Walla remain dry to finish the week.

Clear morning skies before smoke returns Monday afternoon -Briana

Northwesterly winds will push smoke back into the Yakima Valley and Tri-Cities throughout the day.

Smoke and Storms: Unhealthy air quality continues as future storms bring lightning potential-Briana

Look for hazy skies to persist, with some potential for winds to help mix smoke out.

Later sunrises, earlier sunsets return to Yakima/Tri-Cities region

As the summer winds down, earlier sunsets will also kick-in.

Smoke and warm highs return Thursday before a weekend cool-down. -Briana

An Air Quality Alert in place for the Yakima Valley until Friday at 12pm.

Temperatures continue to trend below average to finish the week.-Briana

Highs will be in the 80s for the rest of the week and the weekend ahead.

Gusty winds bring elevated fire concern as smoke returns to the Northwest

Despite cooler temperatures, the shifting weather pattern brings little relief from fire danger.

Moderate Air Quality, Breezy and cooler conditions for the Tuesday forecast-Briana

Southwest wind gusts will range from 25-45MPH on Tuesday.

Changes Ahead: Hot today, cooler temperatures on the way tomorrow. -Briana

Air quality will improve to start off the work-week.

Unhealthy air quality and extreme heat Friday, a hot and hazy weekend ahead.-Briana

An Extreme Heat Warning extends through the weekend.

Hot again Thursday, new Tri-Cities heat record set

Temperatures will once again climb above 100°.

Excessive Heat Warning Begins Today, Prepare for Another Heat Wave

Temperatures Will Exceed 100° Wednesday through Saturday, Little Relief Overnight