Tom got interested in the weather as a boy growing up in Santa Monica - watching the fog and the wind so he and his friends could plan their trips to the beach. Later, he took a class in weather at UCLA and he was hooked. He transferred to UC Berkeley and took every weather class offered. Weather became his hobby and eventually his career.
Tom took a break from his weather studies at Cal to travel and live in a variety of places - including Hawaii (where he worked for the National Weather Service), Lake Tahoe, and Aspen, Colorado.
After graduation in 1976 he began his television career at WTLV-TV in Jacksonville, Florida, then moved to KRON-TV in San Francisco where he worked as Weather and Environmental Report producer.
In 1978 he moved to Sacramento and began an 8 1/2 career at KCRA where he worked on the air and was Meteorologist in charge of the weather department.
In 1987 he became Chief Meteorologist at KOVR-TV and worked there for 12 years.
In 1999 Tom began working for KMAX-TV appearing occasionally doing fill-ins. A year later he became Chief Meteorologist for Good Day Sacramento.
Tom holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for weathercasters and is a former member of the A.M.S. board of Broadcast Meteorology where he reviewed other applicants for the Seal program.
In addition to his interest in weather, he is an avowed "exercise nut". He has completed 9 Honolulu marathons and has won his age group in the Racewalk division two years in a row.
Tom also loves photography, travel, the stock market and real estate.
He is a licensed Real Estate Agent, and his wife, Debbie, is a Real Estate Broker. Together, they started Loffman Realty with the goal of providing the same high level of service in real estate that Tom has provided in the weather forecasting business.