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Steve grew up in Quebec, and studied Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. He then decided to spread his wings and venture west. He landed in Edmonton, and studied Meteorology at the University of Alberta; he graduated in Science “Cum Laude”.
Steve gained practical forecast experience as a Fire Weather Meteorologist with the Alberta Forest Service. During the fire season in the ‘70’s, he was often shipped to the fire camps to aid in fire suppression, with short-range local forecasts for the fire boss and crews.
Steve then moved to Calgary and worked in the meteorology consulting field. His work and experience were varied: teaching general interest weather courses at the city’s two technical colleges, instructing private and balloon pilot meteorology, writing weekly weather columns for the city’s major daily newspaper, producing daily radio agriculture weather forecasts for Calgary and Saskatoon audiences, presenting at avalanche and winter climate conferences, and much more… He worked as the CBC Calgary Meteorologist during the ‘80’s and 90’s, establishing a reputation for informative, entertaining and accurate weather predictions. For the past 13 years, Steve has worked part-time at CTV Calgary. He eventually intends to retire, but until that time, likes to keep his finger in the pie, keeping up with the latest in graphical weather presentation technology until he actually does retire.
In his spare time, Steve enjoys hiking, skiing, running and cycling. He also has an abiding interest in antique and classic cars.
Steve Rothfel's Career Highlights:
- 1980-81: CFAC (Calgary), CKOM (Saskatoon) agriculture weather broadcaster
- 1982-00: CBC Calgary Meteorologist
- 2001-present: CTV Calgary Broadcast Meteorologist