Brooks Garner

Brooks Garner

Meteorologist

Brooks is no stranger to Florida weather and has been a TV meteorologist for the better part of 20 years. His experience spans from the big cities of the northeast to the high Rockies of Colorado and virtually everywhere in between. 

He’s covered many hurricanes while broadcasting in the Carolinas with WIS, in Tampa at WFLA, and in Houston at KHOU. Over the years, he’s met one-on-one with some of the top minds in tropical meteorology from a former Director of the National Hurricane Center to leading seasonal forecasters in academia, to become an expert in the field.

Brooks even flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters, into Hurricane Sandy as it tracked over the Bahamas, pushing through its eye-wall 5 times in extreme turbulence while carefully monitoring weather conditions. Later, he would forecast for and personally endure what would be verified as the worst rainstorm in the history of the US, as Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston with nearly 60" of rain.

When not following the weather, he raises his young children here in central Florida with his wonderful wife Erica, alongside two crazy Australian shepherds.

The latest from Brooks Garner

Super fog: What is it, what causes it, and can you drive through it?

The morning rush hour on Interstate 95 was brought to a stop on March 3, 2022, after a thick wall of fog and smoke – known as "super fog" – cut visibility on the freeway to less than 10 feet. In the end, 17 vehicles were part of five separate crashes – and three people died.

Have those tissues handy! Orlando ranks No. 1 in pollen nationwide

The Orlando region is known to be the No. 1 in many categories, from the best place to raise a family or most resorts per capita to the fastest growing city-region in Florida. But did you know that this week it's also the pollen capital of the United States?