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.
A slim chance of rain will be in the forecast the next few days.The best chance of rain will occur during the late night hours later this week as storms try to form across New Mexico and track towards the South Plains.In the meantime, we can expect a slight chance of storms, mainly south and west
Lubbock broke a record high temperature Friday.Lubbock reached 106 degrees Friday afternoon as of 4:45 p.m. breaking the old record of 103 degrees set in 1946.Our morning low of 80 degrees will also be the warmest low temperature recorded on this date provided a thunderstorm does not drop temperat
A few showers and thunderstorms continue moving across the area late Sunday evening.This activity will gradually weaken overnight, but a few locations could receive brief downpours, lightning and wind gusts up to 45 mph.Low temperatures remain in the lower to middle 70’s overnight.Monday will bri
A slight chance of showers and storms will persist tonight across the Texas/New Mexico border along our western tier of counties.This activity will likely taper off after midnight, but a few lightning strikes, brief downpours and gusty winds are possible near Muleshoe and areas along the state line
A mixture of clouds and sunshine will be in the forecast Friday. Monsoon moisture from the Pacific will aid in the development of showers and thunderstorms across New Mexico during the afternoon and evening hours.This will be an almost repeat performance from Thursday.
A mixture of clouds and sunshine will be in the forecast Thursday. Monsoon moisture from the Pacific will aid in the development of showers and thunderstorms across New Mexico during the afternoon and evening hours.If storms can develop, they will likely track to the east and be capable of lightn
An outflow boundary created by overnight and early morning showers and thunderstorms has cooled things off a bit early Wednesday.Temperatures may be a few degrees cooler than originally expected thanks to this boundary.Highs top out in the middle to upper 90’s with a few locations still approachin
100 degrees will be possible Wednesday as high pressure settles across the region later today.We have a slight chance of morning showers and thunderstorms followed by mostly sunny skies this afternoon.Additional showers and storms are possible this evening and overnight tonight depending on storms
Temperatures will warm up a few degrees across the South Plains Tuesday.A few morning showers are possible, mainly south and west of Lubbock.Tuesday becomes sunny and hot with daytime highs in the middle to upper 90’s. South winds become gusty at 10 to 20 mph during the day.Overnight,
Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast for the rest of the day today.High temperatures top out in the lower 90’s. Winds become southeast at 10 to 15 mph.Showers and storms may form across New Mexico this afternoon. If they do, they may move across the state line and affect the South Plains later
Isolated to widely scattered showers and storms are in the forecast tonight and again Thursday.Rainfall coverage will be very spotty in nature favoring the central and southern half of the South Plains viewing area.Brief downpours, wind gusts to 50 mph and lightning will be possible near any storm
Isolated to widely scattered showers and storms are in the forecast tonight and again Wednesday.Rainfall coverage will be very spotty in nature favoring the northern half of the South Plains viewing area.Brief downpours, wind gusts to 50 mph and lightning will be possible near any storms that
A few showers and thunderstorms are possible tonight across portions of the South Plains viewing area.A cold front will stall across the South Plains later tonight.This frontal boundary is expected to bring a chance of showers and storms across mainly the northern and eastern half of the area
Calm weather conditions are in the forecast across West Texas tonight.A few clouds are expected, but rain chances are very low locally.Look for overnight lows in the upper 60’s to lower 70’s in the Lubbock area with lows in the lower to middle 70’s off the Caprock.Saturday should be mostly sunny
A FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY continues Tuesday.Extreme heat continues across the viewing area.Lubbock has officially topped out at 111 degrees as of 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.This breaks the daily record of 108 degrees set in 1933. This also ranks as the hottest temperature ever recorded during the month
A FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY continues through Tuesday as intense heat continues across West Texas and the South Plains viewing area.Lubbock has now broken the record high temperature for July 13th as the airport has unofficially reached 110 degrees as of 4:00 p.m. Monday.Be sure to stay hydrated in
A FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY continues through Tuesday as intense heat continues across West Texas and the South Plains viewing area.Daytime highs will soar to near record highs between 105 and 110 degrees each day through Tuesday afternoon.Be sure to stay hydrated in this extreme heat.
High pressure will build across West Texas for the remainder of the week through early next week.This will bring us the hottest temperatures of the year with near record heat in the forecast Friday through Monday.Record warmth is also expected at night as temperatures struggle to drop below 80
Mostly sunny skies and hot temperatures are on the way across West Texas the remainder of the work week.Today will be the coolest day of the forecast period.Daytime highs climb into the lower and middle 90’s Tuesday afternoon with winds out of the East-Southeast at 5 to 15 mph.Pop up thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible across the South Plains Saturday night and Sunday.The best chance of rain is expected Sunday afternoon and Sunday night.A few showers and storms are possible tonight.The stronger storms could produce locally heavy rainfall, frequent lightning,
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible across portions of the South Plains Friday evening.This favors areas near the Texas/New Mexico state line as storms move into the area from New Mexico.The stronger storms could produce brief downpours, frequent lightning, small hail and wind gusts
A few showers and thunderstorms are possible across the viewing area this evening.Storms are likely to remain below severe limits, but strong wind gusts, frequent lightning and brief downpours are possible near the stronger storms that develop.
The forecast remains quiet across most of the South Plains viewing area Wednesday night.Other than high clouds, most of the area should remain clear.There are a few storms in New Mexico that could impact the Northern and Western half of the viewing area during the overnight hours.
Partly cloudy skies are in the forecast Tuesday night.Showers and thunderstorms could potentially affect the western half of the viewing area late Tuesday night with storms tracking across New Mexico.Storms should be further west than what we experienced last night across the South Plains.