Brek Bolton is Fox 13’s weekend meteorologist. You can catch him on weekend mornings and evenings at 6:30 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Brek grew up in Taylorsville, Utah and attended the University of Utah where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology.
Brek became interested in weather while in junior high school where he enrolled in a weather class taught from a well known weathercaster, Clayton Brough. Brek’s fascination focused around severe weather and the awesome snowstorms of Utah.
Brek has had nearly twenty years of experience in forecasting Utah’s unique weather while working for different local news stations in the market. He is thrilled to be part of the Fox 13’s weather team with others who have extensive experience.
Brek is married to his wife Lisa and has four boys. He enjoys activities such as skiing, hiking, biking, golf, tennis and spending time on the boat in Lake Powell.
Very strong south winds will increase ahead of a cold front Friday. Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above average again. Showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible across the north Friday night. Precipitation will be widespread across Utah Saturday with heavy snow likely in the northern and central mountains. Snow will also be possible in northern and western valleys and across southwest Wyoming by Sunday.
SALT LAKE CITY – Bigger storms, warmer winters and hotter summers: Are these natural coincidences or evidence of something else? A report prepared for Governor Huntsman a decade ago made some predictions about warming in Utah. Jim Steenburgh, an atmospheric science professor at the University of Utah, was one of its authors. An increase in heat waves was among the predictions in the report. “And so 2015 was the hottest year on record globally,” Steenburgh said. “And then that’s going […]
KSTU/FOX13, Tribune Broadcasting’s Salt Lake City station, announced today that it is expanding Good Day Utah Weekend Edition, its weekend morning news to three hours beginning September 10. Hosted by Jennifer Stagg and Brek Bolton, Good Day Utah Weekend Edition, will air from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. “Viewers want their news at a time that is convenient for them,” said Fox 13 General Manager Tim Ermish. “Providing more live news at key time periods, like weekend […]
UTAH — A series of wet storms will be pushing through Utah over the next three days with the main impact in the mountains of northern and central Utah. Temperatures will hover near 40 degrees, which will allow for a mixture of rain and snow in the valleys. Mountain areas look to pick up between 15 and 30 inches of snow by Wednesday. This will make traveling through the mountain passes very difficult for the upcoming week. Slushy road conditions […]
SALT LAKE CITY — A weak storm will be impacting Utah overnight, with light snow showers for both the valleys and mountains. Little accumulation is expected, but it will make for some wet roads along the I-15 corridor, I-80, I-84, and I-70. Most of the precipitation will occur after midnight and linger through mid-morning Sunday. Those who are traveling back from the Las Vegas bowl should wait until noon before leaving. Any accumulating snow will be confined to the higher terrain, […]
Heading to the Las Vegas Bowl? Whether you’re a BYU Cougar or a Utah Ute, here’s your travel forecast. Dry roads Friday through Saturday morning. Showers on the way home Saturday night so it might be better to leave late Sunday morning. But there will be another storm Sunday night.
El Nino is an event that affects water temperatures over the equator in the Pacific Ocean. This warmer water can generate stronger thunderstorms around the equator, thus changing the weather patterns around the world. Weather experts are forecasting a strong El Nino for the next few months. With El Nino impacting weather patterns across the country, what does this mean for Utah? Could we expect more snow for this winter, or precipitation levels below average? Meteorologist Brek Bolton searches for […]
(CNN)Tanning salons are already under siege — they got taxed by the health law, are newly regulated by the federal government and states, and have become dermatologists’ favorite bad guy. But some policymakers say that’s not enough. Pointing to rising skin cancer rates and increased marketing toward young people, these public health advocates want new national restrictions regarding who can get their indoor tan on. “It’s time we started treating [tanning beds] just like they are cigarettes. They are carcinogen […]
OREM, Utah — Reading is fundamental for a child’s development and for putting them on the right path to succeed in many areas of life, and a program being used at several schools across the state aims to help kids find the drive to read. The Road to Success is a program designed to help students get interested in reading. It’s making an impact for students all across the state, but for one student at Suncrest Elementary School in Orem, […]
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — If you’re keeping financial secrets from your spouse, you’re not alone. One in five Americans has hidden a purchase of $500 or more from their significant other, according to a new study from CreditCards.com. And an estimated 7.2 million Americans have a bank account or credit card that their spouse doesn’t know about. It may sound egregious, but hiding a shopping spree doesn’t take much more than a little white lie. You borrowed that new sweater […]
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Since Dylan Johnson was 2 years old, he has had a passion for vacuum cleaners. Dylan, who has autism, was never into “normal” toys, his mother Jodie told WTVR. The middle school student turned 14 over the weekend and celebrated his birthday with a party that included close friends, family and a vacuum salesman. In an effort to help make her son’s birthday special, Dylan’s mother sent an email to the Kirby Company, the Cleveland-based makers of […]