If you were to ask, “When did the weather bug bite you?” I would have to say it was after personally seeing Hurricane Andrew destroy my hometown of Miami, back in 1992.
I walked outside and saw what a Cat-5 hurricane did to my city, and I wanted to know the science behind it. I wanted to know the why and how it happens, and to have an understanding of what took place.
Seven years later, my family and I moved to Fort Worth, where I attended Fossil Ridge High School. This is where I got exposed to North Texas severe weather — the severe wind, the hail, the tornado threats and that sealed the deal for me.
My approach to meteorology was different than most; I went the military route. I researched which branch of the service would provide the best college opportunities for me and discovered that the Air Force has a "forecaster" job.
My Air Force training led to more than 80 semester hours of meteorological college credit. It was a lengthy process, especially during my deployments to Afghanistan. My time in the service was one of the best experiences in my life. I received an Honorable Discharge from the Air Force in August of 2012 and earned my degree in 2015 from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Geoscience.
Before joining FOX 4, I had worked at the CBS affiliate KYTX in Tyler since April of 2015, and also did a stint at Texas Cable News in Dallas after an internship at WFAA/Channel 8.
Awards & Recognition:
Army Combat Action Badge, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Bronze Star Devices, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal with Bronze Star Device, Air Force Overseas Ribbon – Short Tour, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Longevity Service Award, AF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, Nato Medal – International Security Assistance Force.
After a horrendous night of tornado sirens and hysteria for parts of North Texas, we embrace the calm and quiet skies over North Texas today. Pleasant temps behind the cold front. High pressure will settle in through mid-week with another cold front expected to bring another round of storms late Thursday. Be sure to download the WAPP or update it to the most recent version to stay ahead of the weather.
After a quiet Sunday the atmosphere will erupt with widespread coverage of storms. Some even posing a severe threat with damaging wind and hail being the main threat, the tornado threat is low but not ruled out. Things clear up by daybreak with a cool breezy making it feel like fall again. #fox4weather
Mild weekend, but strong storms ahead of a cold front Sunday night will preceed fall-like temperatures!
80s will escort all of North Texas this weekend, but a cold front looks to bring storms to the area late Sunday night. The late night storms look to linger into the early morning hours on Monday bringing with it the possibility of strong to marginally severe storms. Cooler temps with follow up on Monday with another taste of "fall".
Tropical moisture continues to keep us warm, but it will also help the thunderstorm potential this afternoon/evening. Some of the storms could be marginally severe with winds and hail being the main concerns. Cooler, Fall weather returns tomorrow with highs in the 70s.
A nice plume of tropical moisture has worked into North Texas from the Pacific Ocean along the sub-tropical jet. This will moisture will interact with an impulse of energy that will be enough to increase the rain chances for North Texas. This will mostly be a light to moderate rain event with pockets of embedded thunderstorms scattered across North Texas. Not a complete downpour, but the better thunderstorm activity looks to be focused just northeast of the metroplex where instability is the greatest. Temperatures will moderate into the mid-80s for Tuesday before our next "cool" front reels us back into the low to mid-70s for midweek.
It's finally here...the Red River Showdown! Bundle up during the morning hours, but be sure to dress in layers and the afternoon is very comfortable in the upper 60s with abundant sunshine.
Another unseasonably warm day in store for North Texas as many areas will be up around 90° for our daytime high. Things will definitely change for the better Thursday night as a strong cold front will bring some promising rain chances. Keep in mind that DFW Airport has not received measurable rainfall in 40 days! A slight risk for strong to severe storms are possible as well. Temperatures will definitely dive behind the front on Friday with a nice weekend in store!
Plenty of sunshine on this Tuesday with a nip in the air during the morning hours. That sunshine will usher us into the low 80s this afternoon, but the warming trend continues through Thursday as temps will flirt with the 90° mark. That's when a strong cold front will surge into North Texas bringing a chance of rain and a very noticeable drop in temps as we will struggle to get out of the 50s on Friday. Texas/OU weekend will start off with temperatures in the 40s and warm up to a comfortable 68° with mostly sunny skies by the afternoon.
Fall finally decided to show up, but it won't stay for long as temps rebound this week. Don't worry though, a stronger cold front is pegged for North Texas by Friday with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s.