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Brett Benson is Fox 13's weeknight meteorologist. You can catch him at five and nine Monday-Friday.

Brett grew up in Park City, Utah and attended BYU where he played football during what he calls "the Detmer years." His wife grew up in Utah as well (she is a University of Utah fan, but Brett is working on that) and they jumped at the chance to move back home after living in the beautiful cities of Portland, Oregon and Madison, Wisconsin for about five years.

Brett graduated in Broadcast Journalism from BYU and holds the Broadcast Meteorology Certificate from Mississippi State University and holds the Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association. In addition to his "traditional schooling" he worked five years for Weather Central, one of the largest Broadcast Meteorology vendors in the world (they program and build the computer systems that television meteorologists use.)

Regarding his return to his home state, Brett commented, "We're so happy to be back in Utah. One of the things that is exciting about coming back is teaching our kids to ski. When we lived in Madison the 'big' ski resort boasted 700 feet of vertical (I believe that is about the same vertical measurement as Chickadee at Snowbird!)"

Brett's first TV job was at Park City Television where he was an anchor, camera operator, editor, sales rep, general manager…you name it. During his time there he met/interviewed many legends in the skiing/snowsports and the independent film industries.

Recent Articles
  • Funnel cloud caught on video in northern Utah

    OGDEN, Utah — This is video of a funnel cloud shot by our photographer Joe Deluca. It was on 6/17/14 about 11am.  Joe was in north Ogden looking west.  You can see the rotation in this cloud.  A funnel cloud is a rotating storm that does not touch down so it is NOT a tornado but indicative of a strong storm.

  • Weather Wonders (major climate controls)

    There are several major factors in creating a climate. In this week’s Weather Wonders, Brett Benson discusses how a location’s proximity to an ocean can drasically affect the climate of that location.

  • Temperature, Humidity and Dewpoint

    In a previous Weather Wonders we discussed how temperature differences create pressure gradients, which creates wind. At all levels, these winds transport heat and moisture. In this Weather Wonder we discuss how the moisture from the equator moves towards the poles.

  • An introduction to the Coriolis Effect

    It’s a major factor in meteorology and the world’s ocean currents and it’s all because of the fact the Earth is rotating. It’s weakest at the equator and strongest at the poles. This week’s Weather Wonders is the introduction to the Coriolis Effect.

  • Weather Wonders: Different ‘levels’ of wind

    After a series of Weather Wonders that focused on how global winds develop to move heat around the planet, this week’s Weather Wonders looks at winds closer to home. Using the standard scales of meteorology (Planetary, Synoptic, Mesoscale, Microscale) Brett shows us how the winds become more variable the closer they get to the microscale (which is the scale we typically notice at the surface of the Earth). Click here for more “Weather Wonders” from Brett Benson.

  • Weather Wonders: Why we have weather

    FOX 13 News Chief Meteorologist Brett Benson explains why we have weather.

  • Weather Wonders: Climate data for Salt Lake City

    In this week’s edition of Weather Wonders, Chief Meteorologist Brett Benson takes a look at climate records in Salt Lake City. Click here for more information about climate data for the area.

  • Icy roads slow travel on Utah roadways Thursday

    SALT LAKE CITY — Freezing rain and snow created rough driving conditions for commuters Thursday. A downed power line forced officers to close SR-201 in both directions, but the road was reopened later on Thursday. Officers said crash and slide-off numbers increased throughout the morning, but in the early stages of the storm there wasn’t as many issues on I-15 and I-215. “We got the resources out there where we needed them,” UHP Sgt. Todd Royce said. “People, for the […]

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    Impending storm to miss Utah

    It’s another close miss. A huge storm is developing in the East Pacific. Clouds stretch along the west coast from parts of Canada to Mexico and as far west as Hawaii. As hard as it may be to believe, this storm will mostly miss Utah. It will be close but it appears the storm will drop east into Colorado mid-week. It will still bring changes, mainly much cooler temperatures but it won’t be a big precipitation producer. Another storm could move […]

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    A change in the pattern (Weather Wonders).

    For a good portion of the summer moist air moved from south to north in the state of Utah providing us with the fuel for thunderstorms. Now the storms will be coming from a different direction. In this week’s Weather Wonders, Fox 13’s Brett Benson explains why.

  • Atlantic Basin Seasonal Hurricane Forecast (Weather Wonders)

    An update of the Atlantic Basin Seasonal Hurricane Forecast. It has been an unusually quiet Atlantic Hurricane season so far…but we are just entering what is typically the busiest part of the season. The National Hurricane Center updated it’s forecast in August and is still calling for a busier than average season. Seasonal forecasts are for number of storms in the Atlantic Basin…not for how many storms will make landfall.

  • Weather Wonders: Relative Humidity

    This weather wonder talks about one of the most misunderstood weather words…relative humidity. RH is not so much a measure of how much humidity is in the air as it is a measure of how close the airmass is to saturation. RH will go up as temperatures go down and vice versa without any moisture being added or taken away from the airmass. RH is a valuable measure of how efficient an airmass is at evapotranspiration and evaporation and is […]


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