I’m originally from Chicago, falling in love with its weather around 3rd grade and haven’t stopped loving its challenges. I graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology with minors in Math and TV/Radio. I went on a ten day stormchase with my college friends through the Plains and saw four tornadoes in Colorado and Texas.

I interned with Ginger Zee when she was at NBC5 Chicago and she was also my professor for two semesters at Valpo. I also interned at WOOD TV in Grand Rapids, MI and with Tom Skilling at WGN Chicago!

After graduating in 2012, I started on air as a meteorologist and reporter in Elmira, NY. My adventure in Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania included soaring over mountains in gliders to hiking across the beauty of the Finger Lakes in the fall.

When I’m not tracking storms, I am walking my puppy Skye, shooting pool, working out and/or drinking his new found love of Sweet Tea.

I’m very excited to continue this adventure in Arkansas! Let me know if you have any great places to explore!

Recent Articles
  • Adventure Arkansas: Sweden Creek Falls

      Many of you have been asking our meteorologists: “Where is winter?”   In this week’s Adventure Arkansas, Sean Bailey took us to an icy canyon in the Boston Mountains, which is hiding one of the tallest waterfalls in Arkansas.    We began our hunt for this hidden watery gem, driving about five miles south of Kingston on Highway 21 until we saw the sign for Red Star, and then turned right on County Road 3260.    After driving three miles down the […]

  • Garrett’s Blog: Planning Christmas Weekend

    The weather will stay active for the next few days with both an opportunity for rain as well as a risk of thunderstorms. These are the two rain chances: Friday Afternoon: Rain Christmas Afternoon/Evening: Thunderstorms 8AM FRIDAY: Cloudy skies early Friday with the best rain chances later in the day NOON FRIDAY: A few showers will break out in Oklahoma and move east. The best chance for rain Friday will be after Noon and into the early evening. 6PM FRIDAY: […]

  • Garrett’s Blog: Slick Spots Improve; Bitter Cold Continues

    Although temperatures will not climb above freezing on Sunday, most of the ice and snow is expected to melt of area roadways by mid-morning with heating from the sun. Sunshine is expected for most of the day with temperatures only in the teens in NW Arkansas and low 20s in the River Valley. In Rogers, I49 is mostly clear but side streets and on-ramps are snow and sleet covered across Benton County. In Washington County, you can see many of […]

  • Winter Weather: Snow and Icy Roads Tonight

    Snow has started to move through portions of NW Arkansas including Washington and Benton counties. From the light freezing rain we had earlier, the roads are icy and slick, especially on bridges and overpasses. Updates on road conditions at https://www.idrivearkansas.com/ Icy Road Map as of 7PM The snow will continue until about 10PM, amounting in minor accumulations of 0.5″ to 1″ in NW Arkansas and even lower amounts if any in the River Valley. After it clears out, it gets COLD overnight. […]

  • Adventure Arkansas: Ozark Climbing Gym

    Some of the trickiest outdoor climbing routes are in our backyard in Arkansas. Sean Bailey takes us to place to practice your technique at an indoor climbing gym in Springdale in this week’s Adventure Arkansas.

  • Storms Roll In Overnight With Gusty Winds

    After some rain greeted us this afternoon, another round of showers, with some storms, is possible tonight and early tomorrow morning. The risk of severe weather overall is low, though some of the storms could have gusty winds and some lightning. The wind threat favors the River Valley and areas in Southeast Oklahoma. The timing of the storms and showers looks to be between 3AM and 7AM. The morning commute could have some lingering showers but the server risk should […]

  • Earthquake Rocks Central Oklahoma

    The US Geological Survey has preliminary reports of a 5.0 Magnitude quake with the epicenter near Cushing in Central Oklahoma. For more information on the quake and to report if you felt it, check out the USGS website http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us100075y8#executive

  • New Record Halloween Temperature

    Fort Smith broke a record high temperature on Halloween with an afternoon temperatures of 88º breaking the old record of 87º set in 1950. Fayetteville is currently 80º with the record of 84º also set in 1950 in jeopardy of breaking this afternoon. October 2016 is currently the 2nd hottest October on record with an average high/low temperature of 69.6 in Fort Smith & 63.7 in NW Arkansas. The hottest October on record was in 1963 for both locations. -Garrett

  • Garrett’s Blog: Near Record Warmth, Cold Front Wednesday

    Temperatures continue to be above normal across the are with highs in the upper 80s to near 90º Breezy south winds will continue into the overnight with another warm day on Tuesday although the winds shouldn’t be as strong. High temperatures on Monday were in the upper 80s to near 90. The record in NWA was 86º in Fort Smith it was 91º; we missed the record by a mere 2º today. The cold front arrives on Wednesday evening and […]

  • Garrett’s Blog: Above Normal This Week

    Above normal temperatures will be the big weather story with highs climbing into the mid and upper 90s and a heat index near 100º. The high pressure ridge in the central and southern plains will stop any advance of cold air to the south for most of the week and early into the weekend. The heat should finally subside by the weekend with highs falling back into the 80s which is closer to normal. Fall officially starts on Thursday. -Garrett

  • The Tropics Are Heating Up

    It’s prime time for the waters in the tropics, as the warm waters can be a breeding ground for hurricanes and tropical storms! Here’s a look at what’s going this evening. (Sunday, August 28th) Hurricane Gaston: No threat to land as it’s track heads toward the middle of the ocean. t currently has winds of 115 MPH, making it a Category 3 on the Saffir Simpson Scale. Tropical Depression 8: Projected to possibly make it to Tropical Storm with winds […]

  • Sean’s Blog: Strong Storms Possible Today

    Heavy rain greeted us this morning across NW Arkansas and portions of the River Valley. We have more chances of rain and possibly some stronger storms later on this evening. The Storm Prediction Center has NW Arkansas, the River Valley and E Oklahoma under a Slight Risk for strong to severe storms this evening. Strong winds are the main threat, but some storms could produce hail. The tornado threat is very low. Heavy rain also has us under a Flash […]

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