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

  FIRST ALERT: Rain and storms Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT: Tracking a cold front that will bring a chance of showers Sunday evening

Theta forms making 2020 a record setting season

  First Alert Weather: Tropical Storm Eta expected to impact South Florida tomorrow night and move over the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT: New tropical depression forms and a freeze threat for Monday morning

  FIRST ALERT: Low visibility, wet roads, and very chilly overnight; another tropical threat for next week

  FIRST ALERT: Possibility of rain and storms through the early morning hours

  FIRST ALERT: Delta becomes a hurricane, expected to impact Gulf Coast

  FIRST ALERT: Fall-feel for Sunday morning; Less muggy weather continues through Labor Day

  FIRST ALERT: Tropical storm watches issued as Marco enters the southern Gulf of Mexico

  FIRST ALERT: Dry start Sunday, with scattered storms and showers possible in the afternoon

Did you see this cloud Tuesday morning?

  FIRST ALERT: Scattered storms more likely over southeast areas tomorrow; Isaias expected to restrengthen into a hurricane

  FIRST ALERT: More scattered downpours and storms; Hurricane Hanna moves inland over south Texas

  FIRST ALERT: Heat waves continue, isolated storms possible in the afternoon and evening hours

  FIRST ALERT: Storms tomorrow and some of the hottest weather of the summer next week

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