Wade Hampton joined the KPLC 7Stormteam in August of 2005. He comes to KPLC from the cold of Wyoming, having been the Chief Meteorologist for the NBC affiliate KCWY in Casper. Wade is a native of Arcadia, Florida, which is inland south of Tampa, so he is familiar with the heat and humidity that SW Louisiana is known for. Wade is fascinated by hurricanes, especially after the extraordinary 2004 season that brought Hurricane Charley directly through Wade's hometown. So if a storm should threaten, Wade wants to give the best coverage possible to SW Louisiana. However, he, along with the rest of the 7Stormteam, hopes we never experience another hurricane here in Southwest Louisiana. Let's keep our fingers crossed! Wade has known since he was in elementary school that he wanted to be a TV meteorologist. As a young child, he enjoyed watching the local weather, especially Roy Leep at WTVT in Tampa. Growing up in Southwest Florida, Wade experienced sea breeze thunderstorms almost every afternoon, sometimes from the east coast and sometimes from the west coast. Almost every day brought thunderstorms. It was because of these daily thunderstorms that he loved watching the weather on WTVT. Wade graduated in May of 2003 from Florida State University in Tallahassee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology, with minors in Math and Physics. Wade began his career by interning at the FOX affiliate in Tampa, WTVT. Interning at WTVT allowed Wade to work at the station he grew up watching which was very exciting. In addition, Wade also interned at the CBS affiliate, WCTV, in Tallahassee. While at FSU Wade co-founded a student-run live weather show called "FSU Weather." It was a 30-minute television show with many student meteorologists doing weather segments for the 30-minute show. Wade is happy to be in SWLA as this also brings him much closer to home. Wade has a brother and sister who are twins. His sister, Sheri, wants to be a lawyer; which Wade says would be good for her because she can argue with the best of them! His brother, Steven, is hoping to be an electrical lineman for a power company in Florida. Wade's dad, Chuck, runs his own auto repair business. Before going to FSU, Wade even helped his dad by turning a few wrenches himself. And his mother is a school bus driver and teaching assistant at a school for disabled children, which she really loves doing. In his spare time, Wade loves to hunt and fish. One reason he chose to come to KPLC was so that he could be in Southwest Louisiana and enjoy all the outdoor activities. He is a football fan as well and you may find him cheering for his FSU Seminoles and the Miami Dolphins. Wade also loves history, especially the Civil War. He enjoys reading and learning about the history of that period. In addition, Wade is fascinated with his own family history and continues to research his genealogical heritage.
Florida State University, Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, minors in Math and Physics
A cold front moved through earlier Tuesday, and behind the front it has turned windy with gusts in excess of 20 mph out of a northerly direction. Temperatures overnight will be noticeably cooler with lows ranging from the mid 40s north of I-10 to the mid 50s at the coast.
Clouds will continue to increase through the afternoon into the evening, temperatures will be warmer too with lows only reaching the mid to upper 60s. Showers have been limited through the afternoon, but will likely increase late tonight into the overnight hours.
As expected it was warm and humid Tuesday with no rain, though the wind was quite breezy at times. Tonight will be warm and muggy again with lows remaining in the 70s in most areas, though a few areas may reach the upper 60s.
Tonight will be warm and muggy again with lows in the mid 60s. Scattered showers and storms will remain possible through at least sunset, and maybe as late as midnight in some areas. Fog could develop as well with reduced visibility at times.
Tonight will be warm and muggy again with lows in the low 60s. Dense fog possible in some areas after midnight. Some areas could see visibility drop to near zero at times. Use caution if you are going to be driving give yourself a little extra drive time.
Tonight will be warm and muggy again with lows in the low 60s. Dense fog is likely to develop shortly after sunset and remain an issue until well after sunrise. Some areas could see visibility drop to near zero at times. Use caution if you are going to be driving
Tonight will be warm and muggy with lows in the low 60s; Some patchy fog is possible too. Some scattered showers will be possible through the early evening at least. We will see scattered showers and storms Tuesday and the chance of rain is 30%.
The weekend is here and the weather looks great, perfect weekend to do some work in the yard or anything else outside. Tonight will be cold with temperatures dropping quickly overnight with lows ranging from the mid 30s north of I-10 to the upper 40s at the coast.
What a difference 24 hours makes! Yesterday it was warm and muggy and now it feels more like an early March day is supposed to! Tonight will be cool with temperatures dropping into the 40s in most areas except right along the coast.
Tuesday was another warm and humid day with highs in the upper 70s, but rain was very limited. Rain chances will increase overnight into Wednesday.Scattered showers will gradually become more numerous through the night into Wednesday morning.
Sunday was the first day of meteorological spring, and it sure feels like it today with warm and humid conditions. I do not expect this to change until a cold front arrives late Wednesday.Tonight, will be warm and muggy with lows only reaching the low to mid 60s.
As expected, the weather cooperated for all of our Mardi Gras activities in Southwest Louisiana over the weekend. Also, as expected, we saw a good amount of rain across our area Monday; but the worst rain is over. The clouds are likely to stick around the trough evening with some gradual clearing
Tuesday was similar to Monday with overcast conditions, and only a few very isolated showers. Rain chances will go up overnight as a cold front moves through Southwest Louisiana. That front will move through early Wednesday and that will knock temperatures down into the 50s and 60s
Monday was not a pretty day thanks to the low clouds and fog that stuck around all day, and these will continue to be issues into the night.It will be warm and muggy overnight with areas of patchy fog likely. We may see some dense fog in some areas, so give yourself extra drive time...
Tuesday was a cloudy and cool day thanks to a weak cold front that slipped south, this front has stalled near the coast. And the front will lift back north overnight into Wednesday. Tonight, will be cool with lows in the 50s across most of SWLA.
As expected we were overcast Tuesday with a few scattered showers off and on throughout the day. Rain chances will increase overnight into Wednesday, so keep an umbrella and the KPLC First Alert Weather App handy.Tonight, will be warm and muggy with lows in the 60s across most of SWLA.
As expected we are beginning to see changes in our weather pattern and that was visible in the form of clouds. These clouds will remain in place through early Thursday, and there will be periods of rain at times as well. Tonight, will be warm and muggy with lows in the 60s across most of SWLA.
As expected, Tuesday started off with fog and then we began to see showers by late morning. Showers will continue through at least midnight and then gradually come to an end before sunrise Wednesday morning. If you have evening plans it would be best to take an umbrella or raincoat...
Monday was cloudy and cool with most areas only reaching the upper 50s to low 60s for afternoon hours. The clouds will likely thin some overnight, but this will be brief as clouds increase again by early Tuesday.
Friday was a beautiful day with abundant sunshine and seasonable temperatures. Unfortunately the weather pattern is about to change again, and it could cause issues if you have outdoor plans this weekend.
Our weather pattern is changing, and you may have noticed some subtle hints of that today in the form of high thin clouds. This is a sign that bigger changes are on the way and it involves a warming trend along with rain.
Well it finally feels like January again with highs today only reaching the 50s under sunny skies. Enjoy this taste of winter while it lasts, because warmer weather returns soon. Tonight, will be clear and cold with light winds allowing temperatures to drop quickly through the night.
As expected, Tuesday was warm and muggy with low clouds and fog around throughout the day; scattered showers and storms were found mostly north of I-10.Tonight will be warm and muggy with temperatures only dropping a few degrees with lows by Wednesday morning in the upper 60s across SWLA.
As expected, Wednesday started off very chilly, but temperatures warmed up nicely under mostly sunny skies. However, you may have noticed the wind shifted to the southeast; that is a sign of a warming trend that has already begun.
Monday was a warm day with mostly sunny skies and temperatures that topped out in the low 70s. But temperatures will soon return to normal thanks to a cold front moving through overnight. The front might be able to produce a few isolated showers as it moves through, though the chance is only 20%