I was 4-years-old when Hurricane Hugo hit my home state of South Carolina. It was from that point that my interest in weather started. This interest was further fueled by a series of hurricanes impacting the Carolina coast in the mid 1990s. Though New Mexico is not prone to direct hits from hurricanes, I am exited to face the many challenges of forecasting the weather in the southwest, from blizzard conditions, to severe weather and triple digit heat!
I received a B.S. in Physics from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. During my time at Francis Marion, my career in television began at WPDE-TV 15 in Myrtle Beach, SC as a weather intern. I then moved to Florida to obtain a M.S. in Meteorology from Florida State University. I am a member of the American Meteorological Society and while in Tallahassee served as secretary for the nationally recognized North Florida Chapter of the A.M.S. I have also conducted research on snowfall and written a thesis on new methods for detecting snowfall using satellites.
John Smith with your forecast and Kim Vallez with your afternoon headlines.
Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston is accused of using his work office as his campaign office and tonight the Code of Conduct Review Board will hold a hearing Wednesday night on the issue.
APD is looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian.
The end of the John McCluckey sentencing phase is drawing nearer.
For the first time New Mexico is requiring high school students to pass end-of-course exams or else they will not graduate. However, APS leaders will meet Wednesday to talk about an alternative to those tests.
Your weather and top stories of the day with Elizabeth Alvarez, Matt Mauro and meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
* APS Graduation Test
* Albuquerque Wi-Fi Debate
* Fatal Pedestrian Accident
* Santa Fe Attempted Abduction
* Deputy Hopkins…