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.
Every so often a crescent moon and the planets Jupiter and Venus, will form a conjunction in the sky that resembles a smiley face. But despite rumors, it won’t be happening this year or anytime in the near future.
Children’s of Alabama reports its Poison Information Center handles thousands of calls and follow-up calls throughout the year from local residents impacted by dangerous plants, animals, insects, and household poisons.