I’ve been enchanted by Utah’s mountains and terrain since I was a teenager. It’s where I first learned to ski and snowboard and a place I’ve come back to visit and vacation again and again. I’m thrilled to call it home, and excited to forecast the variety of weather in its many micro-climates.
I’ve been fascinated by the weather since I was a young girl when Hurricane Hugo blew through my home town. It devastated much of the area and made me realize how incredible, yet scary severe weather can be. I decided to learn the science behind it., and graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in communication and subsequently earned a certificate in meteorology from Mississippi State University. I’m currently a member of the American Meteorological Society and earned my Seal of Approval in 2008.
I started forecasting in my home state of South Carolina at WPDE where I covered numerous tropical storms and Hurricane Ernesto. I also forecast plenty of severe t-storms including the deadly tornado outbreak that battered the South in March 2008.

From there, I headed to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was the morning meteorologist and co-anchor of a two-hour, live show on KRQE and KASA. I was able to expand my meteorological knowledge forecasting a variety of dangerous, life-threatening weather events, including the relentless spring winds, blizzards, wicked wildfires and the flash floods that often followed.
Following Albuquerque, I moved to Portland, Oregon as the chief meteorologist for KOIN 6 (CBS) TV. I forecast blizzards, ice storms, wildfires, tornadoes, deadly windstorms and whole lot of rain. I was there for a little over 3 years before my hopefully final move to Utah!
When I’m not forecasting the weather I love being outdoors-especially in the mountains. On weekends I enjoy hiking, biking, snowboarding and camping in the mountains typically with my two dogs in tow, Ranger & Harper.

Recent Articles
  • Thunderstorms could impact the rivalry game; flash floods put up to 3 feet of water on southern Utah roads

    SALT LAKE CITY — Fans who’ll be in attendance at Thursday night’s big Utah-BYU rivalry game may want to bring along a poncho. Umbrellas aren’t allowed inside LaVell Edwards Stadium and there’s a good chance of rain around the 8:15 p.m. kick off or even before. Flash flood warnings are in effect in the Capitol Reef and Coyote Gulch areas. Water is reported to be up to three feet deep on some of the roads in those areas.

  • Storms set to blanket Utah through Tuesday

    SALT LAKE CITY – A series of storms is set to bring a period of wetter and much cooler weather that will last into at least the middle of next week and wind advisories have been issued for much of the state – including the Wasatch Front – Thursday as the storm advances. Gusts could reach 55 mph with possible thunderstorms bringing even stronger wind gusts. Temperatures will plummet Friday with highs in the 50s across northern Utah; expect area-wide […]

  • Severe weather impacting much of southern and central Utah; watches and warnings issued

    SALT LAKE CITY — Severe weather hit many parts of southern and central Utah Monday evening. Torrential rains pounded much of the area around St. George and other parts of Washington County. There has also been lightning, hail and even snow at higher elevations. The National Weather Service issued several severe thunderstorm warnings during the evening. Flash flood watches over many parts of the state will remain in effect until midnight. A flash flood warning is in place at Zion […]

  • Storms to continue in Utah through Sunday

    A stormy weather pattern has set up across much of Utah bringing showers and thunderstorms area-wide with higher elevation snow. Showers are widespread in central and southern Utah Thursday afternoon, but the storm activity will head north this evening and overnight bringing wet roads to valleys & winter travel to mountain passes and summits. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect through Friday morning at elevations above 6,000 feet, including the Wasatch mountains, central and southern mountains & Castle country. Expect […]

  • Flash flooding in southern Utah, snow coming down in mountains across the state

    SALT LAKE CITY – Flash flooding is taking place in some parts of southern and central Utah Wednesday afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for portions of Washington and Kane Counties until 7:15 p.m. That includes Hurricane, Springdale and Zion National Park. Meanwhile a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for snow in the mountains across the state and rain in lower elevations. Fox 13 viewer, Clayton Ashcraft, sent this video of a raging Ash […]

  • More winter weather weather bearing down on Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — If you think Utah’s wintry weather is over, think again. The National Weather Service issued a new Winter Storm Advisory for much of the state. The weather will change Tuesday night with heavy snow and high winds in the mountains. The heaviest accumulations of snow will be above 8,000 feet with more moderate totals down to 7,000 feet. The stormy pattern will persist through Friday when a cold front is expected to drop snow levels to […]

  • Utah’s mountains may get two feet of snow as major storm moves in

    (KSTU) — A major storm is expected to hit Utah Thursday, bringing widespread heavy snow and strong winds, and possibly two feet of snow to some areas of Utah. The first half of the system will bring wet conditions with unusually high snow levels, keeping most of the snow above 6500 feet. Expect rounds of heavy rain for valleys and lower elevations. The high moisture content could mean possible snow rates of 2-3 inches per hour. The heavy snow combined […]

  • Winter storm brings snow making commute slick

    NORTHERN UTAH — A mix of slush and snow is making the commute slick Wednesday. Areas north of the Wasatch Front could see accumulating snow during the morning commute while Salt Lake County could see a mix of snow and rain. Watch out for a slow morning commute! Snow showers are likely during morning rush hour with the heaviest snow along the northern Wasatch Front & Cache valley. 1-3" slushy totals are possible with drier conditions by lunchtime.#utwx pic.twitter.com/44tZE10cHV — […]

  • More snow headed for northern, central Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — Temperatures will drop Wednesday night, creating icy conditions from the leftover snow. A second storm system will move in Thursday morning, and it’s expected to bring one to three inches of snow to the Wasatch Front, creating travel impacts throughout much of the western half of Utah. “Already wet roads, combined with cold road temperatures will allow snow to quickly accumulate on roadways,” a statement from NWS said. “These factors combined with holiday travel will create […]

  • Air quality to worsen over the weekend

    SALT LAKE CITY — Air quality will continue to decline through the weekend. An inversion has set up over the northern valleys and Wasatch Front with no systems to push the dirty air out. Over the weekend, a ride of high pressure builds in which will only intensify the inversion and cause the air quality to continue to decline. The next storm system looks to arrive during the middle part of next week. A dip in the jet stream looks […]

  • Double punch of moisture ahead?

    UTAH — Two different systems approaching next week will bring a big change to the weather pattern. Forecast models are pointing to a system moving in from the west coast to bring  moisture and a significant cool down for Utah and surrounding states late Sunday. Meanwhile, Hurricane Rosa continues to gather strength just west of Mexico and is on a track towards the southwestern U.S. with the remnants potentially moving right through the four corners area early next week. It’s […]

  • New flash flood warning for Washington County and Zion National Park

    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — The National Weather Service has issued a new flash flood warning for Washington County. It will be in effect until 9:15 p.m. Thursday. More heavy rain is falling over Zion National Park which was saturated Wednesday night with streams rising, rocks falling and roads closed. WEATHER ALERT: FLASH FLOOD WARNING for Washington co. until 9:15pm for heavy rain over @ZionNPS after it was already saturated last night. Be careful out there! #utwx pic.twitter.com/XNsadP8eEB — Kristen Van […]

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