Michael spent the first years of his life in Coquitlam before moving to Victoria as a 5-year-old. That's where his love of weather originated. The Kuss family spent a lot of time outdoors in the elements camping or salmon fishing or both.
Michael first studied at the University of Victoria before discovering meteorology as a career. He has degrees in both Meteorology and Journalism from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Michael has been forecasting the weather for almost 25 years.