Pat joined the Arkansas Storm Team in March, 2013 as the Weekend Meteorologist for KARK.
He is now our morning meteorologist on KARK 4 TODAY from 4-7 AM and the co-host on our sister station’s Fox 16 Good Day Arkansas from 7-9 AM.
Pat grew up in Ward, Arkansas and graduated from Cabot High School. He graduated from UCA in Conway with a B.A. in History. Then, after five years of various jobs including youth pastoring, Pat headed off to Mississippi State to study Meteorology where he earned his M.S. in Geosciences. It was at Mississippi State he met his wife, Kim, who is also a meteorologist. They have been blessed with three children.
Pat did not grow up with a desire to be a meteorologist, but our Arkansas weather has left its mark in his memory. Whether it was knee-high snow to cancel school when he was a kid or horrific tornado outbreaks like March 1, 1997 and January 21, 1999, Pat remembers them like they were yesterday. Not a fan of Arkansauna weather, Pat unfavorably remembers Summer, 1980, even though he was only 6. Growing up, he spent nearly every tornado and severe thunderstorm warning underground in his family’s backyard storm cellar.
Pat has worked at stations in Columbus, Mississippi; San Angelo, Texas; Lawton, Oklahoma; and Davenport, Iowa. But once a Hog-Caller, always a Hog-Caller. As a Razorback fan Pat is glad to live in his home state again.
Pat is a holder of the Broadcaster Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association, and a winner of the Weather Broadcast of the Year from the Oklahoma Broadcaster’s Association. He has won two Emmys while at KARK for his weather coverage. He and his family are members of Fellowship Bible Church.