John is a fan of the great outdoors and when the skies aren't stormy you'll find John with fishing rod in hand, headed for his favorite spot to toss out a line. He and his family are avid campers as well. But when he's not fishing or camping he and his son can be spotted driving and showing their blue 1971 Mustang around town. He guides viewers through the severe weather here in the heart of Tornado Alley. John began working at NewsChannel 11 in 1983. John has the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorology Society and has been selected many times as the Best Weathercaster (District 3) in Texas by the Associated Press. John also received recognition as a 'Friend of Education' from the Lubbock Classroom Teachers Association. John's background in education includes: MA Mass Communication from Texas Tech; BA Mass Communication from University of North Texas; Broadcast Meteorologist from Mississippi State. (Click here) to e-mail John.
Other than a few clouds and some showers in the northern South Plains it will be a calm evening with mild temperatures. Overnight, fair skies and cooler temperatures will settle into the region leading to a cooler start to your Friday.
Today’s temperatures and winds have been impacted by cloud cover. The afternoon highs have ranged from the 80s along the Texas/New Mexico state line to the low 70s along the Caprock. As for the winds, some have gusted to near 30 mph in the western south plains and lower speeds in the central and eas
Spring storms returning to the south Another pleasant day for the area with mostly cloudy skies, a few sprinkles and temps in the low to mid 60s. Additional moisture will move into the area overnight and that will combine with another west coast storm system to increase rain chances on Friday.plains
As we move into Spring Break week our rain chances are on the increase in west Texas. Some showers will impact the area late Friday in to early Saturday, mainly in the northern and eastern south plains, during the overnight period.
It was another beautiful day on the South Plains as we wrap up first day of March. Unfortunately, the second day of March will feature a return of chilly temps, clouds and the start of several days of winter weather.