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 clouds and spotty sprinkles remain in the forecast this evening across the South Plains.Rainfall totals, if anything at all, should remain very light with only trace amounts of precipitation up to a couple of hundredths of an inch possible.Otherwise, it remains partly to mostly cloudy
Calm weather conditions continue across the area despite a weak cold front that moved across the region early in the day.We can expect more high clouds Tuesday night and Wednesday, but it remains dry.Lows drop into the lower and middle 30’s again. Light and variable winds are in the forecast
A few high clouds are expected to float across the area this evening.No precipitation is in the forecast.It will be fair and cool with low temperatures in the lower to middle 30’s. Winds will be out of the west at 5 to 10 mph this evening and overnight tonight.Uneventful weather conditions
We can expect wind speeds to taper off across the area after sunset, but remain gusty through midnight.A cold front brings north winds overnight and cold overnight lows in the middle 20’s for the immediate Lubbock area.The air will be very dry overnight tonight through Wednesday morning.
Gusty winds and a risk for wintry precipitation remain the main weather elements that could impact West Texas weather this week.Winds become southwest and gusty Monday night with increasing clouds and lows in the lower to middle 40’s.West winds become gusty at 20 to 35 mph Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms are possible across the viewing area Wednesday.A low pressure system across the Desert Southwest will track to the east over the next couple of days.Models are showing a chance of showers and thunderstorms across the region Wednesday.
A pleasant day is expected across the South Plains Tuesday.Winds may become gusty during the day, but temperatures should warm into the 70’s across the entire viewing area Tuesday afternoon.High clouds increase during the day Tuesday. High temperatures warm into the lower and middle 70’s.
Pleasant temperatures are in the forecast across the South Plains tonight and Tuesday.Fair skies are expected Monday night with light winds and low temperatures between 35 and 40 degrees most areas.High clouds increase during the day Tuesday. High temperatures warm into the lower and middle 70’s.
The next day or two should be mild with mostly sunny skies and pleasant temperatures in the forecast.Changes are expected in the extended forecast later this week as a storm system and cold front invade the region.Monday should be very nice with highs in the upper 60’s to lower 70’s.
Fair skies are expected across the area tonight.Low temperatures end up in the upper 30’s to lower 40’s.A cold front moves in overnight through daybreak Sunday and this will bring cooler daytime highs in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s Sunday afternoon.Winds become gusty out of the north at 15 to 25
A cold front tracks across the area this evening. The cold front will bring brief gusty north winds and colder temperatures Thursday and Thursday night.No precipitation is expected with this frontal boundary.Fair skies are expected tonight with cold overnight lows in the upper 20’s to lower 30’s
Lubbock set a record low temperature this morning as the thermometer dipped to 15 degrees officially at the airport.We can expect mid and high level clouds across the area this evening. Otherwise, skies remain clear with low temperatures in the middle 20’s for the immediate Lubbock area.
Very cold temperatures remain in the forecast across the viewing area tonight.Clouds continue with gradual clearing expected overnight tonight.A few flurries or light areas of freezing drizzle are possible south and east of Lubbock near Snyder, Gail and Lamesa. A record low is possible Tuesday
A very strong arctic cold front invades the region late Sunday night.The cold front brings a significant drop in temperatures along with strong north winds throughout the day Monday.The cold front will arrive around midnight or so for the immediate Lubbock area.We can expect increasing clouds
High clouds will track across the area this evening. Low temperatures will drop into the lower and middle 40’s most areas.Sunday will be partly to mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the middle 70’s.Our next front arrives Sunday night and Monday with very cold air and a slight chance of wintry
Patchy dense fog will be possible across the area after midnight tonight.Other than that, we can expect fair to partly cloudy skies this evening.Overnight lows end up in the middle to upper 30’s for the immediate Lubbock area.Patchy dense fog could reduce visibilities to less than a mile for some
Very cold temperatures continue across the area through Friday morning.Areas of freezing fog and freezing drizzle will be possible tonight across the South Plains.Temperatures will hold steady or possibly fall a few degrees overnight tonight with plenty of clouds in the forecast.
Very cold temperatures are in the forecast across the South Plains tonight through Thursday.A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been posted for the Central and Northern South Plains.This includes the city of Lubbock and the city of Plainview.This advisory goes into effect at 1:00 a.m. Wednesday
Cold temperatures are in the forecast through Thursday as arctic air spills across West Texas the next few days.A slight chance of wintry precipitation is possible late Tuesday night into Wednesday as arctic air spills across the area.In addition, models are showing the risk for drizzle
Much colder weather is expected across the South Plains tonight and Thursday.A very strong early season cold front tracks across the area during the overnight hours.Initially, we can expect a wind shift to the north this evening, but the colder air lags behind and will blast through the area
Our big weather story involves the arrival of a strong cold front Wednesday night into Thursday.This front will bring a 30 degree drop in temperatures from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon.A slight chance of wintry precipitation is in the forecast late Thursday night through Friday
Fair skies are in the forecast tonight across the South Plains.Passing mid and high level clouds can’t be ruled out, but no precipitation is in the forecast.Humidity levels are extremely dry and will remain that way through Tuesday.Fair skies are anticipated tonight
Terrific fall weather conditions are expected across the area tonight.Southwest winds quickly return Saturday night with lows in the middle to upper 40’s.Winds become southerly at 10 to 15 mph after midnight.It remains very dry with no precipitation in the forecast.
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.