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.
Mix of sun and clouds for your Saturday with a very slim chance for a shower or two. Unfortunately the wind will be an issue for any balloon launch attempts today, and be sure to dress comfy as it will be yet another warm and muggy weekend for us.
Spotty showers the rest of the afternoon, but should clear out in time for Friday night football. The weekend looks pretty decent with warm temps that will keep us above average well into next week.
Hot and dry for the first half of the week, but some tropical moisture will work it's way towards North Texas. The exactly path of this disturbance is still being fine-tuned, but rain chances return for some on Thursday and Friday.
Well above normal temperatures continue this week with today's high leading the highlight reel. Today's forecast is 1° of the record of 100° back in 1980. Although the week brings us meager rain chances, it will do absolutely nothing to the ongoing drought. #fox4weather
The hot trend marches through the second week of September un-phased as week three looks to extend the streak. Some rain chances late in the week may do the trick to bring us back down to normal temperatures. #fox4weather
Today's weather will be a melting pot of temperatures with clouds and rain keeping the northern counties "cool", and mainly sunny skies heating things up to the south. The rain chances for the metro and points north are a meager 20%, but fret not...a dry weekend in store for North Texas. The above average trend continues well into next week. *sigh*
Unseasonably warm temps continue all week with the addition of humidity. Expect slightly higher heat indices and isolated afternoon showers in the mix.
Slightly cooler temperatures, but still unseasonably warm. Mid-90s through the weekend. As far as rain chances go, a small probability remains for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoon.
It will be another hot weekend for North Texas as summer continues to hold on. Temperatures through the weekend look to hang out near the triple digits during the afternoon hours. No rain in the foreseeable future.
Nothing but heat for us, the one silver lining is slightly lower humidity this weekend. Drought conditions continue for parts of North Texas. #fox4weather