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.
Lubbock set a record high temperature Saturday.Lubbock International Airport reached 104 degrees Saturday breaking the record high of 103 degrees set in 1978.The above average high temperatures were able to trigger a few showers and thunderstorms. Most areas received little or no rainfall.
A weak cold front has pushed well to the south and offered little relief from the heat.Lubbock managed to warm into the middle 90’s Wednesday afternoon.A few clouds may move across the area tonight with isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms possible late tonight
A weak cold front has tracked across the area bringing a slight drop in temperatures across the Lubbock area Tuesday afternoon.Southern areas around Snyder topped out above 100 degrees once again with minimal relief from the cold front.Look for partly cloudy skies across the area tonight.
Very hot temperatures continue across the South Plains Monday.Relief is expected Tuesday as a cold front moves across the area Monday evening.This frontal boundary will switch winds to the North and bring a drop in temperatures for the next two or three days.A few showers/storms possible.
Lubbock was able to reach 100 degrees again Sunday afternoon. This fell shy of the record high of 103 degrees set in 1936.Our morning low of 78 degrees set a record high minimum temperature for the date breaking the old record of 75 degrees set in 1948.The weather pattern remains hot Monday
Hot weather conditions continue across the South Plains through the upcoming weekend.Isolated to widely scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible this evening and overnight tonight.A few showers and sprinkles may linger through noon Thursday.No severe weather is expected
Partly cloudy skies are in the forecast across the South Plains tonight.An isolated shower or thunderstorm risk exists for our northwestern counties and also across our extreme southeastern counties through midnight.No severe weather is expected if showers or thunderstorms develop across the area.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms will be in our forecast through the overnight hours.Storms in New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle region will attempt to move southward this evening and overnight.No severe weather is expected.Brief downpours, lightning and wind gusts to 40 mph
High pressure dominates the weather pattern over the next few days.This means we can expect temperatures to get even hotter as we roll through the rest of the work week.Opportunities for rainfall will depend on what happens in New Mexico over the next few days. Highest rain chances will likely
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible across the area through sunset. Storms could produce brief downpours, cloud to ground lightning and small hail. Wind gusts to 50 mph are possible underneath stronger storms that develop.Isolated showers and storms are possible Saturday evening with
A weak cold front will track across the area overnight tonight and Saturday.The frontal boundary will switch winds to the north and drop temperatures a bit over the weekend.A few showers and thunderstorms are possible across the area overnight and Saturday. Showers and storms will be spotty
Mostly sunny skies continue Tuesday across the South Plains with highs in the middle 90’s.There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly south of Lubbock including areas near Seminole, Lamesa, Gail and Snyder.Rain chances are very low at the moment.It remains mild tonight
Isolated to widely scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible across the South Plains Sunday evening through Monday.A disturbance will combine with a weak cold front to bring precipitation chances across the area through Monday night.Clouds should increase across the area tonight.
A cold front will approach the South Plains late Sunday. This could trigger a few showers and storms Sunday night through Monday. In the meantime, we can expect partly cloudy skies Saturday night with a few stray storms possible across the northwestern half of the viewing area.
Friday brings more sunshine and hot temperatures in the lower to middle 90’s. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible near Muleshoe and Friona late this evening, but rain chances are very low.The remainder of the viewing area should stay dry.High clouds increase overnight.
Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast across the South Plains Thursday.After a cool start to the day, temperatures quickly climb into the upper 80’s and lower 90’s across the entire viewing area.Winds will be out of the south at 10 to 15 mph with occasionally higher gusts possible.
Dry weather is expected across the South Plains through Friday.We can expect a few clouds across the area this evening. No precipitation is expected.Low temperatures fall into the upper 50’s and lower 60’s again. Southeast winds average 10 to 15 mph overnight.Plenty of sunshine is expected
Dry weather is in the forecast the next few days. Morning temperatures will be very close to record low values Wednesday morning with 50’s likely across a large portion of the viewing area.Lubbock’s record low temperature for Wednesday morning is 57 degrees set in 1915.
A late July cold front will keep temperatures cooler than average for a few days.A few showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible this evening. Skies remain partly cloudy. Showers and storms will be spotty in nature. No severe weather is expected.
A typical summer weather pattern continues across the South Plains for the next few days.High pressure should keep most of the area dry, but a few storms could make it across the Western South Plains during the evening and overnight hours this week.Fair to partly cloudy skies are in the forecast
Fair to partly cloudy skies are in the forecast tonight. Low temperatures fall into the lower and middle 60's for the Lubbock area.A few locations near Muleshoe may drop into the 50's for overnight lows. Winds become east at 5 to 10 mph.We can expect plenty of sunshine Sunday with highs in the
Very hot temperatures have been observed across West Texas and the South Plains Tuesday. Lubbock International Airport has reached 100 degrees unofficially Tuesday afternoon. Texas Tech mesonet sites have been even hotter than that.
We have a chance of showers and thunderstorms in our forecast through midnight, mainly east of Lubbock. The stronger storms could produce strong wind gusts up to 60 mph, hail, heavy rainfall and localized flooding.
A few showers and thunderstorms are possible across the area this evening. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds, frequent lightning and wind gusts over 50 mph.Storms will be spotty in nature, so rainfall is not a guarantee.Temperatures will slowly fall into the 80’s by 10:00 P.M.
A few showers and thunderstorms are possible across the area this evening. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds, frequent lightning and wind gusts over 50 mph.Storms will be spotty in nature, so rainfall is not a guarantee.The Fourth of July looks partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms
A weak cold front is draped across the area Sunday, but minimal cooling is expected.Lubbock officially hit 100 degrees Sunday for the third time this year.The forecast calls for fair to partly cloudy skies across the South Plains overnight tonight.Isolated showers and storms are possible
We can expect a hot weekend across the South Plains with low rain chances through Sunday.High pressure should bring us hot temperatures throughout the weekend. Wear plenty of sunscreen and drink plenty of water if you have outdoor plans Saturday and Sunday.