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.
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.
Thunderstorm chances increase across the South Plains late Monday afternoon and Monday evening.Thunderstorms will develop across the higher terrain of New Mexico Monday afternoon.This activity will spread southeast during the afternoon and evening hours.Models show storm chances increasing Monday
A cold front is moving well ahead of schedule tonight across the Texas Panhandle region.Showers and thunderstorms have developed into a complex across portions of the Panhandle and Northwestern Oklahoma.Clouds increase overnight with a few showers and storms possible overnight
Hot temperatures are in the forecast Father’s Day and again Monday afternoon.High temperatures will top out in the upper 90’s to near 100 degrees Sunday.Monday looks hotter with daytime highs between 100 and 105 degrees ahead of our next cold front which should arrive Monday night.
Gusty winds continue across the South Plains this evening.Humidity values remain higher as expected.A couple of showers remain possible mainly south and east of Lubbock through midnight.Low clouds increase after midnight tonight with mild overnight lows between 65 and 70 degrees across the region
Quiet weather continues across the South Plains tonight.Temperatures remain comfortable for this time of the year.Overnight lows drop into the lower and middle 60’s for the immediate Lubbock area.Lows in the 50’s are expected across Northwestern zones near Muleshoe.
A persistent weather forecast continues across the South Plains Sunday night through Monday morning. Higher humidity values are on the way the next few days.This will bring subtle changes in our overall pattern this week.
High pressure continues to bring hot and dry weather conditions across the South Plains for the rest of the weekend.We can expect plenty of sunshine Sunday with highs in the lower 90's.Winds remain out of the south at 10 to 20 mph with occasionally higher gusts possible.No rainfall
Dry weather continues across the South Plains viewing area tonight.It will be seasonably mild this evening and we will end up with overnight lows in the lower to middle 60’s. Southerly winds continue at 10 to 20 mph overnight.Sunday should be nearly identical to Saturday.
Quiet weather continues across the South Plains thanks to upper level high pressure across the state.Clear skies are in the forecast tonight with lows in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s in the immediate Lubbock area.Winds remain out of the south at 10 to 20 mph overnight.
Quiet weather conditions continue across the South Plains this evening.Light winds, no precipitation and fair skies are in the forecast.Under clear skies, lows drop into the 50’s again. Southerly winds will be a little stronger overnight at 10 to 20 mph
A few showers and storms are possible Wednesday along an outflow boundary that has stalled across the region.If storms can develop, they could produce locally gusty winds and small hail. Storms will move to the southeast if they develop later today and tonight.
Low clouds start the day off, but skies become mostly sunny during the day.Highs warm into the upper 80’s to near 90 degrees. Southerly winds average 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts possible.Isolated showers and storms may develop, but most areas remain dry.Fair skies continue tonight
High clouds will track across the area Saturday night.Most of the area should remain dry.A few overnight showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible near Muleshoe and Clovis, New Mexico area.Precipitation chances are very low tonight and Sunday.
Terrific weather is in the forecast across the South Plains as we head into the weekend.Fair skies continue with cool overnight lows in the upper 50’s. Southerly winds average 5 to 15 mph.A few showers may inch towards Muleshoe overnight, but rain chances are very low.
Very nice weather conditions are expected across the South Plains the next few days.Fair skies are expected tonight with cool overnight lows in the middle to upper 50’s most areas. Winds become east at 5 to 15 mph overnight becoming nearly calm by daybreak.Mostly sunny skies are expected Friday.
A few showers and storms remain possible tonight. No severe weather is expected at this time. It will be cool tonight with lows in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s in the immediate Lubbock area. Models suggest northwestern areas near Muleshoe could drop into the lower 40’s by daybreak Tuesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms will be in the forecast tonight for the extreme eastern half of the viewing area.Rain chances are very low locally, but severe weather is likely for areas to the east of the South Plains including Wichita Falls, Dallas/Fort Worth
Storm chances are much lower across the South Plains Thursday night.A few thunderstorms remain possible along the dryline.This is expected mainly east of Lubbock. If storms are able to develop, they could become severe with large hail and wind gusts over 60 mph.
Severe thunderstorms pounded the South Plains Wednesday night.The city of Lubbock was hit hard by numerous reports of golfball to baseball sized hail.Most of the damage occurred in the heart of Lubbock impacting South Lubbock to Central Lubbock and North Lubbock as the storm moved north