Daryl Ritchison.com


Daryl Ritchison

Contact Info

Email: daryl (at) ritchison.com

Memberships:  American

Meteorological Society and the

National Weather Association



Climate Issues

Long-range Forecasting

Weather Management

Intra-Business Relations

Public Education/Speaking


Daryl Ritchison is currently the Interim Director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN) through North Dakota State University (NDSU).  He spends his time on climate research, public outreach and development and enhancement of tools for NDAWN, a network of 91 weather stations located throughout North Dakota, eastern Montana and western Minnesota.  He also presents short and long term forecasts for the state of North Dakota and the upper Midwest and is a well known public speaker on various topics. Previous to his current position he worked for 25 years as a meteorologist at various midwestern television stations including WDAY-TV and WDAZ-TV and WDAY-AM.

Throughout his career he has spoken to hundreds of groups on NDAWN usage, weather, climate, weather risk management, public relations, serving as Master’s of Ceremonies, giving motivational talks and additional topics. 


Mesonet Development, Meteorologist, Educator