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David Wolter, Meteorologist - 12 News KBMT and K-JAC. News, Weather and Sports for SE Texas

David Wolter, Meteorologist

Originally from Roanoke, VA, I have been fascinated with weather my entire life.  One day, while watching the Weather Channel as a child, I decided my dream was to become a meteorologist.  That's all it took, there was no life changing weather experience that made the decision, although I do have many fond memories of the snow, something we rarely see here in Southeast Texas.  I graduated from Roanoke College in Salem, VA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in Math.  Then my passion for weather took me to Mississippi State University where I obtained a degree in Geosciences with a concentration in Meteorology.  While in Starkville, MS, I experienced many up and close encounters with Mother Nature, but nothing like the Great Plains Storm Chase of 2010.  That May, I was part of a storm chase team that navigated up and down the central U.S. in search of the perfect twister.  In the span of two weeks, I witnessed 5 tornadoes from Texas to Oklahoma, all the way north to South Dakota.  This educational adventure gave me a true appreciation for the power of nature.  The following year I was also a member of the Mississippi State National Championship Forecasting Team, an achievement I am quite proud of. 

My first TV job was at WXVT in Greenville, MS where I worked predominately as the morning meteorologist.  The diverse weather of the Mississippi Delta was like nothing I had experienced before.  Everything from tornadoes to tropical storms and even the occasional winter storm was possible.  Mother Nature definitely kept me busy. 

Now when I'm not looking at weather models or tracking hurricanes, I enjoy cooking, exploring the outdoors, and the occasional storm chase.  You can also find me watching a lot of sports.  I am a huge fan of the Miami Dolphins and the Chicago Cubs!

I am excited to be in Southeast Texas as a part of the KBMT / KJAC family.  Please feel free to give me a shout anytime at dwolter@kbmt12.com, on Facebook, or on Twitter @DavidWolter1

 

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