I guess you could say I was born to be a weatherman!! I was born in Kingsville, Texas shortly after Hurricane Beulah hit the South Texas coast spawning over 100 tornadoes. All in all, I've seen Texas Weather from nearly every corner of the state. I've lived in Kingsville, El Paso, Kempner, Fredericksburg, Harlingen, Lexington, Lubbock, San Angelo and Kerrville. After graduating from high school, I spent one year at Angelo State University in San Angelo. I was there one year and transferred to Texas Tech University in Lubbock in 1987. I eventually pursued weather through Mississippi State University where I completed their Broadcast Meteorology Program in 1997. I am a certified Broadcast Meteorologist with a rich understanding, appreciation and respect for Texas weather. I am an official SKYWARN observer for the National Weather Service and have been stormchasing for many years across the South Plains, Hill Country, North Texas and West Central Texas area. I am also employed by the Hill Country Radio Network headquartered in Kerrville, Texas where I perform weather duties for KERV, KRVL, KMBL, KOOK, KHOS and KYXX which covers 250 miles of Interstate 10 from San Antonio to the Pecos River including Kerrville, Boerne, Fredericksburg, Junction, Sonora, Ozona and Eldorado. I also write daily weather columns for the Kerrville Daily Times in Kerrville, Texas. WHY I BECAME A WEATHERMAN: It all started for me when I was only 6 years old. My family was living in Kingsville, Texas. I was in Kindergarten at the time and a tornado ripped through the trailer park we lived in. It left our trailer unharmed although my bedroom windows were busted out. Our next door neighbor's trailer was lifted off the ground and carried out into the street where it landed upside down. Needless to say, that was a scary experience for a kid at the age of 6. I admit I was scared of the weather for some time after that! As time went on, my fear of the weather turned into a fascination. I had a science teacher in 8th grade who focused on weather for two weeks. We were required to keep weather records for two weeks. As it turned out, I kept weather records from my own home in Kerrville, Texas for the following 6 years! My broadcasting career began in Lubbock with an internship at KTXT-FM in 1987 as a sports reporter. In June 1989, I got my first break and became a Radio Personality at KRLB-FM. It was slow and steady in the beginning as I worked the overnight radio shift for nearly 3 years. In August 1992, I moved to KZII-FM in Lubbock where I moved to Middays as a DJ. My television career began in 1995 with an internship at KCBD-TV in Lubbock. While working radio at the same time, I would come in during the evenings on my free time to learn as much as possible and eventually became a weekend weatherman at KCBD. My first day on the air brought a major tornado outbreak that created two F5 tornadoes in our viewing area! One of them was the infamous 1995 Dimmitt Tornado!! Talk about trial by fire! I was promoted to Morning and Noon Meteorologist over the next year and I also became Severe Weather Coordinator. During this time, I was officially trained by the National Weather Service to stormchase even though I had been stormchasing on my own for years prior to that. In September 1999, I joined WACH-TV in Columbia, South Carolina where I became the Chief Meteorologist. I arrived as Hurricane Floyd pounded the Carolina coastline. My first day on the job placed me in Conway and Myrtle Beach as the floodwaters crept up along the Waccamaw River. HOBBIES: I'm still an active stormchaser! Every May, I hit the road in search of F5 tornadoes! I have seen many tornadoes over the years, but an F5 still eludes me. I enjoy speaking to schools, church and charity organizations and spend a great deal of time in the community, especially with organizations that encourage our youth. (Click here) to e-mail Cary.
Isolated showers and storms are in the forecast this evening as a cold front and disturbance approaches the area from the north and west.If showers can develop, they will move rapidly to the east and northeast with brief wind gusts, a brief shower and perhaps a cloud to ground lightning strike
High clouds float across the area tonight with no precipitation in the forecast.Low temperatures end up in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s with winds out of the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.Friday becomes partly sunny, windy and warmer with highs in the middle 80’s. Winds become west
Dry weather is in the forecast across the South Plains the next few days.Clear skies are expected tonight with low temperatures in the lower to middle 40’s for Lubbock.30’s are possible again, especially across rural areas north and west of Lubbock. Winds become southwest at 5 to 10 mph overnight
A fast moving disturbance will cross the area late this evening and overnight tonight.Models indicate a slight chance of showers tonight, mainly west of Lubbock across the Western South Plains into Eastern New Mexico. This activity will spread to the east and possibly impact the Lubbock area
Temperatures remain cooler than average tonight as high pressure settles across the area.Clear skies are expected with lows in the lower to middle 40’s on the Caprock.Most of the viewing area will drop into the 40’s by daybreak Tuesday. Winds return to the south at 5 to 10 mph overnight.
A strong cold front has tracked across the entire region Sunday.It will be breezy and colder overnight with our coldest low temperature since May 10th expected tonight.Lows drop into the lower and middle 40’s by daybreak Monday with gusty north winds through midnight tapering off towards daybreak.
Partly to mostly cloudy skies remain in the forecast for the rest of the day Friday.Temperatures eventually climb into the 70’s and lower 80’s across the southern half of the viewing area.Northern areas remain in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s with areas of fog and drizzle possible.
Fog is expected this morning with areas of drizzle and light rain possible.A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 11:00 a.m. Friday including the city of Lubbock.Highs top out in the 60’s and lower 70’s Friday with a few showers possible. Clouds may give way to sunshine Friday afternoon.
A strong cold front has passed through Lubbock. Temperatures behind the cold front will remain in the 50’s and 60’s.Ahead of the cold front, high temperatures will warm into the 80’s and 90’s near Gail and Snyder. Showers and storms remain possible today and tonight.Showers and storms
A cold front will bring a complicated temperature pattern with highs potentially holding in the 50’s and 60’s across the Northern South Plains with 70’s and 80’s expected south of the cold front Thursday.Some locations south of Lubbock may reach 90 degrees near Gail and Snyder
The weather pattern remains unsettled across the South Plains the next two days.Temperatures will be very challenging as a slow moving cold front tracks across West Texas.Current models keep the colder air north of Lubbock through the overnight hours, but bring it close to Lubbock during the day
Thunderstorms remain possible through Thursday with locally heavy rainfall possible.Clouds continue across the area with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. Some of the rainfall may become locally heavy. Highs warm into the lower 80's for the Lubbock area. 70's are possible
The risk for heavy rainfall continues across the viewing area.The Northwestern South Plains will have the best chance of rain Tuesday and Tuesday afternoon.Portions of Bailey County picked up one to three inches of rain since midnight.Localized flooding is possible and a Flood Watch
Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast for the next few days.Locally heavy rainfall and localized flooding will be possible throughout most of the work week.Models suggest the heaviest rainfall will be possible across the Western South Plains.
We can expect sunny skies and hot temperatures today. Highs warm into the middle 90's. Areas off the Caprock may approach or exceed 100 degrees. Southwest winds increase to 15 to 20 mph during the day. A stray thunderstorm or two will be possible this afternoon and this evening.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast Tuesday night across the South Plains.Storm coverage will be spotty in nature, but if a storm develops, it could produce locally heavy downpours and cloud to ground lightning strikes.Showers and thunderstorms will move to the east
Humidity values remain high across West Texas.Several impulses will track across the South Plains tonight and Tuesday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible across the region through the overnight hours. Some of the rainfall may become locally heavy with localized flooding possible
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms will be in the forecast across the southern half of the viewing area.A weak cold front tracked across the area and has stalled across our southern counties Sunday night.A few showers remain possible overnight, mainly near Seminole, Lamesa, Gail
A Flood Watch is in effect through Sunday morning across the South Plains viewing area.Showers and thunderstorms remain possible across the region this evening and overnight tonight.Some of the rainfall may become very heavy with additional rainfall totals of one to three inches possible
Rain chances are slim the next two or three days, but a few showers and storms are possible west of Lubbock this evening. Most areas will likely remain dry.We can expect partly cloudy skies tonight with lows in the lower to middle 60’s. Winds become southeast at 5 to 15 mph overnight.
The local weather pattern remains stagnant the next two or three days.Temperatures remain warmer than average with plenty of humidity in the forecast too.Rain chances are slim the next two or three days, but slim chances exist Wednesday and Thursday.Moisture levels increase across the entire area
The overall weather pattern does not change much in the coming days.Highs warm into the upper 80’s and lower 90’s on a daily basis with lows in the 60’s each morning. Rain chances are slim the next two or three days.Moisture levels increase across the area later this week.
Temperatures remain warmer than average for the remainder of the weekend.There is a slim chance of sprinkles or a light shower tonight. Most areas remain dry.Low temperatures fall into the 60’s with light southerly winds.Sunday brings mostly sunny skies and hot temperatures
The weather pattern remains warm and humid across the South Plains.Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible this evening and overnight tonight.Brief downpours and wind gusts to 45 mph are possible underneath the stronger storms that develop.Storms could also produce dangerous lightnin
A few showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast tonight and Wednesday.Our temperature pattern remains unchanged for the most part.Low temperatures will range from the lower to middle 60’s across the western South Plains.Lows in the middle to upper 60’s are expected for Lubbock
Unsettled weather conditions are in the forecast across the South Plains for the next few days.Monsoon moisture from the Pacific will spread across West Texas bringing periodic rain showers and thunderstorms through the middle of the work week.Some of the rainfall may become locally heavy
The ridge of high pressure that has brought the South Plains hot and dry weather conditions will likely weaken in the coming days and weeks.Models are showing a pattern change that will begin taking place this weekend.Until then, we can expect hot and dry weather to continue locally.
Hot and dry weather continues across the South Plains for the rest of the week.High pressure should keep the area dry.Fair skies are in the forecast tonight with lows in the middle to upper 60’s. Light south-southeast winds continue overnight.Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast Wednesday.