My interest in weather goes back to my early childhood but peaked during the Fort Smith/Van Buren tornado of April 21, 1996. As I watched the severe weather coverage from Channel 5 that night, I knew then I wanted to be a meteorologist and work at 5NEWS.

One of my most memorable weather experiences was storm chasing in the Mississippi Delta in the Spring of 2010 and witnessing the destructive Yazoo City, MS tornado. It was a humbling experience to see the destruction left in its wake and it reinforced my desire to keep people safe from these tragic events by being a better severe weather forecaster.

Outside of work I enjoy hiking, watching college football, hanging out with my family and playing the drums in my local church.

I graduated from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville in 2005 with a degree in Marketing, and recently from Mississippi State University.

Recent Articles
  • WATCH: Scattered Storms And High Humidity This Afternoon

    A few scattered storms will be possible today but I do not expect a repeat of the widespread heavy rain we saw yesterday. It will be warmer today with highs in the 80s and low 90s. The higher humidity today will result in an afternoon heat index value over 100°.     Highs today: Heat index:

  • Flash Flood Warning For The Fort Smith Area

    A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for the Fort Smith area until 1:30pm Wednesday. Multiple rounds of heavy rain will continue into the Fort Smith area until the early afternoon. Click HERE for interactive radar.

  • WATCH: More Heavy Rain Today

    More heavy rain will fall today after between 1 and 4″ fell yesterday across the area. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7pm tonight for most of the area. Click HERE for a rundown of rain totals from Tuesday.     Highs today: Flash Flood Watch:  

  • WATCH: Heavy Rain Likely Today

    Periods of heavy rain will be likely today with a Flash Flood Watch in effect for most of the area through Wednesday night. Ponding on roads will be possible for the morning drive and flooding will become a big concern throughout the day. The widespread rain today will keep afternoon temperatures in the 70s and 80s.     Flash Flood Watch: Highs today:

  • WATCH: Hot Today, Isolated Afternoon Storms

    Today will likely be the hottest day for the next week with afternoon highs running a few degrees warmer than normal. A few afternoon storms will be possible but the coverage of the rain will be limited. A slight uptick in rain chances arrive Saturday with even better rain chances by Sunday and Monday.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Spotty Showers And Storms Possible Today

    The more widespread rain has shifted into southern Arkansas this morning but a disturbance swinging through the area this afternoon will spark off a few showers and storms. The coverage will be limited to about 20%-30% .     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Scattered Storms Continue Today

    Another round of scattered storms will be possible today. Heavy rain, gusty winds and small hail will be possible with any of the storms today. Highs today will be cooler than yesterday area wide with most of us running about 5° cooler than normal.     Highs today: Severe weather threat today:

  • WATCH: Scattered Storms Possible Today

    A cold front will slowly move into the area today with a chance of scattered showers and storms later this morning across NWA and then into the River Valley this afternoon and evening. Gusty winds will be possible with any of the storms today but the overall severe weather risk will be on the lower end of the scale.     Highs today: Severe weather threat today:

  • WATCH: Hot And Humid Today, Isolated Storm Possible

    The humidity will continue to build today with highs in the 90s and heat index values between 95° and 105°. An isolated afternoon storm is possible  today but the overall coverage of the rain will be limited. Much better rain chances arrive Tuesday into Wednesday.     Highs today: Heat index today:

  • WATCH: Heat And Humidity Return For The Weekend

    Afternoon highs today will climb back into the 90s areawide, in most areas just a little warmer than normal. The higher humidity will also start to increase into the weekend with muggy weather expected by early next week. Rain chances return by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Back To Typical Summer Heat Today

    After a stretch of almost a week of cooler than normal weather, highs today will climb back to near normal today. The humidity will slowly start to rise over the next few days as well. Sunny skies will continue into the weekend as the temperatures continue to warm.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Comfortable Start To August

    We finished out July with unseasonably nice weather and we will start August with comfortable weather. Lows have dropped into the 50s in Fayetteville for the first time since the early part of June. Highs will trend warmer over the next several days with eventually seasonably hot weather returning by the weekend.     Highs today: