As you might expect, I've been fascinated with the atmosphere since I was a child. When I was nine, I was trapped in a storm that produced baseball-sized hail in my home state of Kentucky. Afterward, I wasn't exactly keen on thunderstorms. That began to change as I got older. Eventually, what started as a fear spawned an intense curiosity in all things related to the sky.
My studies took me south to Mobile, where I earned my B.S. in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama. Before graduation, I had the opportunity to storm chase for two weeks in the Plains with a class from Western Kentucky University.
Before moving to Huntsville, I served as Chief Meteorologist in Medford, Oregon at KDRV where I was voted "Favorite Weatherperson" in a local publication. While in Oregon, I covered everything from 100,000 acre wildfires and severe weather to historic snow events and deadly wind storms. Earlier, my career began in Victoria, Texas as the morning meteorologist at KAVU.
After being out west for a few years, I'm thrilled to be back down south, closer to my family on the Gulf Coast!
The work week kicked off with showers and a gray sky, transitioning into a mostly sunny and mild afternoon.
Behind Friday morning's cold front, we'll get a break from the rain for the next 36 hours or so.
Showers become less numerous through the day on Friday.
A cloudy Wednesday marked a sign of things to come: more cloudy skies Thursday, followed by our next round of rain.
Clouds increase Wednesday and rain returns Thursday.
Lingering clouds made for a cold, gray day across North Alabama. We even saw some flurries earlier in the morning!
Rainy and warm, dry and cold. There's a little bit of everything in the forecast over the next few days.
Our break from the rain and storms has been a brief one.
Severe storms are racing across Arkansas toward North Alabama overnight.
With the weekend approaching, we are getting some clarity in regard to the threat for severe weather Saturday.