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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
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    Flooding and hail update with Meteorologist Brett Benson

    Storms with damaging hail, strong winds, intense lightning and heavy rain are causing flooding in parts of Utah. Fox 13 is getting reports of homes flooding in Midvale. RADAR: Check here if the storms will hit your area. Have storm videos and pictures? Send them to news@fox13now.com and you could see them on Fox 13 News. 

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    How stunning is Utah? This amazing time lapse is everything

    Fox 13 Meteorologist Brett Benson posted this amazing time lapse from one of our mountain cameras this week. We have such a beautiful state and this video shows it. Do you have stunning weather videos and pictures? Send them to news@fox13now.com. 

  • A bunch of small pieces of hail melted together after nickel-sized hail hit Fox 13 Studios

    Fox 13’s Brett Benson talks about hail, severe storms and what to expect

    Storms with penny to nickel-sized hail and strong winds are hitting much of northern Utah. Fox 13 Meteorologist Brett Benson has an update on what your area can expect and how long this weather will last. Follow the storms on live radar to see when they will hit your area and what to expect. Download: Stay ahead of storms with Fox 13 Weather app Have weather videos and pictures? Send them to news@fox13now.com. 

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    Rain and snow on the way for most of Utah

    The water is on the way. Almost all of Utah will see some kind of precipitation, either rain or snow, depending on elevation. Fox 13 Meteorologist Brett Benson explains what to expect in your area. Radar: Click here to follow the storm on live radar

  • 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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