I am excited to be here in St. Joseph as the Weekend Meteorologist for KQ2.
When I was four years old, I told my parents that I wanted to become a Meteorologist when I grew up. Living in the eastern part of North Carolina in the late 1990s and early 2000s, I was able to experience three hurricanes and ever since then, weather has been my passion.
I eventually went on to study meteorology at Central Michigan University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with a Mathematics Minor in May 2017. During my time in college, I was able to intern at two news stations in Michigan. I interned at WJBK FOX 2 News in Detroit, MI and then at WWTV 9&10 News in Cadillac, MI. I also spent time working for the campus news station, News Central 34, where I worked as an on-air Meteorologist.
Outside of weather, I am a devoted Detroit sports fan (but I’ll keep that in check living so close to KC) so you will often catch me watching the Tigers, Red Wings, and yes, even the Lions. I like to travel and hope to explore as much of the area as I can!
I am excited to be here in St. Joseph and if you ever want to contact me, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are pictures KQ2 viewers shared with us from Tuesday night's storms in northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri.
Heavy rain and flooding is leading to road closures across Buchanan County and officials are reminding people to never drive into flooded roadways.
The St. Joseph City Council will be hearing a bill Monday that would approve an agreement with a local contractor to repair the fountain located at Civic Center Park.
The City of St. Joseph installed a new tornado siren that will cover the southwest corner of St. Joseph. The siren was installed Friday at Kirschner Park.
Ending our weekend on a nice note with some sunshine but changes will begin to be felt early Monday afternoon with increasing clouds and eventually more rain. But overnight, expect a mostly clear sky with chilly temperatures in the 40s.
After last night's rain, the showers have moved east and we are drying out. For the rest of the day, expect more clouds than sun but could see some sunshine later in the days. Highs will struggle to get into the mid 60s this afternoon. Winds will also be blustery coming from west-northwest at 10-20 mph.
Additional rainfall is on the way overnight with a few embedded thunderstorms. While the overall severe threat is low, there is a chance of some gusty winds and hail with the strongest storms, mainly north and west of St. Joseph. Lows tonight will be in the 50s.
Authorities continue to search for a missing person in the Missouri River and as of early Saturday afternoon, the person has not been found.
A 48-year-old man was taken to Mosaic Life Care with serious injuries after the dump truck he was driving traveled off the side of the road and overturned near Mound City Friday afternoon.
After a round of showers this morning, the skies have cleared out and now we keep an eye on the forecast for this afternoon as more thunderstorms are likely develop and could become strong to severe.