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 heat continues Monday! Here's just how hot it'll get:
We're tracking a muggy and HOT 4th of July holiday. Keep the umbrella handy, though. Storms are possible this afternoon. Timeline:
As we enter the rainy season here in Central Florida, you'll notice each day there is a chance for rain expressed in a percentage. For example, the forecast this past Saturday was for an "80% chance for rain."
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.
A cold front has combined with upper-level energy and powered further by a strong jet stream high above, to produce a tornado outbreak on this Thursday night across the Deep South.
The National Weather Service admits its Doppler radar in Jacksonville, which is supposed to cover Marion County, was down for maintenance when an EF-1 tornado passed over Ocala this past weekend.
If you detect a haze in the air this Valentine's Day or the smell of smoke, do not be alarmed! There is a controlled burn underway in northern Lake County.
Our landscape is drying out and with only paltry rain chances ahead, many are starting to wonder if we could be heading toward another drought.
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?
This week marks a somber anniversary. It was 15 years ago on Feb. 2, that a massive tornado killed 21 people in Central Florida in the wee hours of the morning.