Eric Pritchett

Eric Pritchett


Charlottesville, Va.

Eric Pritchett, meteorologist of the weekday 5, 6, 10 and 11 o'clock edition of NBC29 News, is a Shenandoah Valley native from Staunton, Virginia.

Eric graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton and from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg. In college, he majored in political science and also studied geography and earth science. Eric was also a four-year veteran of the MWC cross-country team.

Before joining NBC29 in 1996, Eric organized and managed a few political campaigns. He has also worked as an assistant legislative aide during a winter session of the Virginia General Assembly.

While Eric enjoys following politics, he also enjoys following and learning about the weather, an interest that started during childhood.

Eric is a member of the National Weather Association and in 2001 earned the NWA Television Seal of Approval. He earned a certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University in 2006. He plans to complete additional course work to earn a Bachelor of Science in the Geo Sciences program from Mississippi State University.

In addition to his interest in weather and politics, Eric's other hobbies include running, kayaking, and model railroading.

Recent Articles by Eric

  Temperature Swings and Shower Chances Ahead - Friday and the Weekend

  Some Fog Tonight. Brighter Skies and Milder Thursday

  Rain Returns Tonight and A Wet Chilly Wednesday Ahead

  Some Fog Tonight, Milder And Dry Tuesday. More Rain for the Mid-Week

Chilly Rain Monday. Rounds of Rain This Week. Turning Milder

  Showers Tonight into Saturday Morning. Cooler Weekend

  Welcoming Spring with May-like Warmth. Much Cooler This Weekend

  Showers Arrive Tonight. Much Warmer for the Late Week.

  Turning Milder Saint Patrick’s Day Tuesday. Spotty Showers possible.

  Variable Clouds Monday, Still Cool

  Chilly Rain, Some Light Snow Higher Elevations into Sunday.

  Cooler Weekend Ahead. Mainly Dry Saturday. Chilly Rain to Start Sunday

  Rain Late, Possible Thunder. Warm, Breezy Friday.

  Mild Thursday. Some Morning Rain Friday, Warm and Breezy

  Spotty Showers Tonight. Little Cooler Mid-Week

  Cooler Late Week. Dry Thursday. Few Showers Friday

  Stray Shower Early. Still Warm Wednesday. Cooler Late Week

  Showers Tonight. Tuesday Warm - Some AM Showers/ PM Storm

  Breezy and Cold Leap Day - Saturday. Turning Milder Sunday to Start March

  Cold Through the Final Days of February

  Gusty Showers/Storm Tonight. Windy and Colder Ahead

  Still Mild Wednesday. Some late Showers/Storm. Colder Late Week

  Periods of Rain and Mild through Mid-Week

  Cold Nights and Milder Days. A Nice Weekend Ahead

  Early Flurries or Snow Shower. Clearing and Colder Into Friday

  Colder Air Returning. Snow Showers Later Thursday

  Showers Tonight. Clearing Wednesday. Colder Late Week

  Some Showers Tuesday, Still Mild.

  Winter Cold Making a Return

  Wet To Start Thursday. Big Temp Swings For the Late Week