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 thunderstorms are possible across the Southeastern half of the viewing area tonight.If storms develop, they could become severe with large hail and wind gusts up to 70 mph.Most of the region will remain quiet with a few passing clouds and low temperatures in the lower to middle 60’s.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible across the viewing area this evening and overnight tonight. A cold front across the Texas Panhandle will track southward tonight.Storms may also form across New Mexico and move across the viewing area this evening ahead of the slow-moving frontal
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect until 10:00 P.M. Monday for the Western South Plains.The watch does not include Lubbock at the moment.Some of the cities in the watch area include Muleshoe, Littlefield, Levelland, Morton, Plains, Denver City, Brownfield and Seminole.
Scattered showers and storms are possible across the South Plains this evening.A cold front and dry line will combine to bring the risk for severe thunderstorms through midnight tonight.A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect until 10:00 PM Saturday for much of the viewing area including Lubbock
Storm chances increase across the South Plains tonight and early Friday morning.A northwest flow will potentially bring storms into our area from New Mexico later this evening and overnight tonight. There is a risk for wind gusts over 60 mph with a late night thunderstorm complex.
A cold front will track across the area Wednesday morning.This frontal boundary brings a chance of showers and thunderstorms across the area. High temperatures will be noticeably cooler with readings in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s.Gusty northeast winds up to 15 to 25 mph are expected
We can expect partly sunny skies and warmer temperatures across the South Plains Tuesday.Daytime highs climb into the middle and upper 80’s. Winds return to the southwest at 15 to 25 mph during the afternoon hours.Later today, storms will form across New Mexico and the Panhandle.
Cloudy and cool weather conditions are expected across the South Plains Monday.A slim chance of sprinkles or areas of drizzle can be expected through mid-morning.Temperatures remain cooler than normal with highs in the 60’s. Northeast winds become east at 5 to 15 mph.Rain chances are slim Monday
Mild temperatures are in the forecast as we head through the upcoming weekend.Models show a few showers and thunderstorms roaming across the region Friday night through early Saturday morning. If storms develop, there is a low risk that they could become strong to severe.Storms could produce
Thunderstorm chances are lower across the South Plains tonight. Storm chances, however, are not zero percent. The dryline could trigger isolated thunderstorms this evening and overnight tonight.If storms develop, they could become severe. Severe hazards include large hail, wind gusts to 60 mph
Tuesday will be much calmer with regard to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. A departing low pressure system will produce strong winds across West Texas as we head into the afternoon hours.Skies will become mostly sunny with cooler daytime highs in the middle to upper 70’s.
A FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY has been designated for Monday across the South Plains viewing area. A powerful low pressure system will combine with the dryline and a frontal boundary to bring severe weather opportunities across West Texas throughout the day.Some of the storms Monday morning
A FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY has been designated for Monday across the South Plains viewing area. A powerful low pressure system will combine with the dryline and a frontal boundary to bring severe weather opportunities across West Texas starting as early as the overnight hours.Sunday was very
Showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast south and east of Lubbock later this evening and overnight tonight. A dryline has pushed east of the Lubbock area Friday afternoon bringing gusty southwest winds and dry air for the time being.
A warm and fairly dry weather pattern is expected across the area Wednesday and Thursday.A FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY has been designated for Friday and this will likely be our next opportunity for widespread severe weather across the region.
Temperatures have been quite cold today as expected.Cloudy skies and light to moderate rain showers will continue across the area this evening.It will remain cold with temperatures holding in the 40’s through the overnight hours.North winds and rain will make it feel even colder than the actual
The First Alert Forecast Team has designated Tuesday as a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY for the entire South Plains. Severe thunderstorms are likely across portions of the viewing area Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night.
A cold front tracks across the area this morning. The frontal boundary brings gusty north winds and a few showers and thunderstorms, especially during the morning hours.High temperatures likely start out in the 50’s and 60’s with high humidity.Behind the cold front, it will become windy.
We can expect more sunshine across the South Plains over the next few days. A slow moving low pressure system will finally push east of the region allowing warmer temperatures and abundant sunshine to return to our viewing area through Friday.
Severe thunderstorms are possible across the South Plains late Monday afternoon through the overnight hours Monday night.A cold front will track across the area. This feature may combine with a low pressure system to our west. This may trigger scattered strong to severe thunderstorms late Monday
Clear skies are in the forecast this evening. Temperatures will fall into the 50’s for overnight lows with gusty southerly winds in the forecast.Easter Sunday is currently looking dry, windy and very warm. Easter Sunday sunrise is at 7:10 a.m. Daytime highs soar into the upper 80’s with a few