Wes Wyatt

Wes Wyatt

Meteorologist

Birmingham, Ala.

Wes joined WBRC FOX6 News in 2010 as weekend meteorologist and primary back-up to the chief meteorologist. You can catch Wes’ forecast on weekends at 9, 9:30, and 10 PM. You may also see Wes during evenings and mornings Monday through Friday, often filling in.

Wes is from Tuscaloosa so he is no stranger to Alabama’s always changing weather! He came to WBRC from WVUA-TV where he served as Chief Meteorologist for seven years. Wes also served as an adjunct instructor of broadcast meteorology at the University of Alabama. Prior to joining WVUA, Wes served as Chief Meteorologist for WTOK in Meridian, MS. Wes will tell you that sharing his passion for weather is what he enjoys most. Over the past 17 years Wes has helped train and mentor many meteorologists in the region. He also spends lots of time in the First Alert Storm Tracker, conducting weather education visits throughout the community.

Wes is the Vice President of the National Weather Association Central Alabama Chapter. He’s a recipient of an honorary resolution #767 from the State of Alabama House of Representatives for his severe weather coverage in West Alabama. He was also named best weather anchor by the Associated Press in 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2015. Wes holds a bachelor of science degree in Meteorology from Mississippi State University and a Master of Science degree in Geography from the University of Alabama. Wes holds the American Meteorological Societies Certified Meteorologist Seal and the National Weather Association Seal of Approval.

Wes enjoys spending free time with his wife Nicole and their two pups Baxter and Neiman. Wes plays guitar and spends lots of free time writing and composing music. He also enjoys the great outdoors and football Saturday’s in the fall! Wes says fall and spring are his favorite seasons and his favorite weather topic is winter weather in the southeast. Wes says he can remember the days as a youngster in Tuscaloosa waiting on the first snowflake to fall and contributes those memories to his early fascinations with the science of meteorology.

Education:

  • Mississippi State University: Meteorology
  • University of Alabama: Masters of Geography

Recent Articles by Wes

A Look Back To Saturday’s Tornado Event In Cullman County

  FIRST ALERT: Very hot, humid, and hazy on Sunday, with fewer afternoon storms

  FIRST ALERT: Scattered showers and thunderstorms more likely on Father’s Day

  Dry for most areas, with only isolated showers or stray storm possible on Sunday

  One more day with showers and thunderstorms, then big improvements for the rest of the week

  FIRST ALERT: Cristobal will bring gusty winds, chance of rain by early Monday

  Scattered storms diminishing overnight, with patchy fog developing; more scattered storms for Sunday afternoon

  FIRST ALERT: Scattered showers and storms likely on Sunday, also tracking a tropical depression in the Atlantic

May is Melanoma Awareness Month

  First Alert: Dry for the remainder of the weekend but storms could impact northern areas on Monday

No Smile In The Sky

  FIRST ALERT Weather: Mainly dry through tonight, with gusty winds continuing through Sunday

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY Sunday

  Maintain learning at home with weather education resources

A Free App From Children’s of Alabama Can Help You Identify Dangerous Plants, Animals, Insects, and Household Poisons

  First Alert Weather Day: An increasing tornado threat across our area, tornado watch will be likely

  A Fun Weather Experiment Regarding Cold/Warm Air

Several reasons to look up at the night sky this week

  FIRST ALERT: Cold start Sunday, rain chance climbs mid-morning

  FIRST ALERT: Dry for the remainder of the weekend but more rain and a chance of thunderstorms for next week

  FIRST ALERT: Patchy fog possible overnight but then becomes colder, with wind chills in the 30s.

  FIRST ALERT: Increasing flood threat for next week, strong to severe storms possible by late Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT: Possible passing shower for the Mercedes Marathon, cloudy Sunday, and a First Alert for heavier rain and storms Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT: Tornado Watch canceled, but another may be needed in areas to the east Thursday morning

  FIRST ALERT: Rain chances continue through Wednesday, cold air returns next week

  FIRST ALERT: Cold rain this weekend, higher temps by Christmas Day

  FIRST ALERT: Severe storms possible in parts of state Monday

  FIRST ALERT: Patchy frost overnight, chance of rain late Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT Weather: Frost Advisory from 1 AM until 8 AM; freezing temperatures possible in some areas

  FIRST ALERT: Feeling much cooler for Sunday morning with lingering clouds; First Alert for rain and storms on Halloween