Pat joined the station in March 2013.
This Arkansas native grew up in Ward and graduated from Cabot High School. Pat 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. While at Mississippi State he met his best friend and 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 wacky Arkansas weather has left its impact on him. 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. Growing up, he spent nearly every tornado and severe thunderstorm warning underground in his family’s storm cellar in the backyard. Once, when he was five, they came out of their storm cellar to discover trees down all over the neighborhood and that they would be replacing the roof to their home.
Pat has worked at stations in Columbus, Mississippi; San Angelo, Texas; Lawton, Oklahoma; and Davenport, Iowa.
“After living away from Arkansas for 12 years I am so pumped to finally be working in my home state and for the people I dearly love,” he says. “It’s great to be back in Hog Country. Woo Pig Sooie!”
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.