Aaron Brackett

4 Warn Storm Team Meteorologist

Aaron Brackett joined the 4Warn Storm Team in September 2013. He came from KGUN in Tucson, AZ and WREX in his hometown of Rockford, IL.

After graduating high school in Rockford, he decided to follow his lifelong passion of weather by attending Valparaiso University in Indiana in pursuit of a degree in Meteorology. As his mom says, "Aaron pretty much learned to read by watching the local forecast on television".

During his time in Indiana, Aaron became the Director of Valparaiso University's Storm Intercept Team and participated in three 11-day storm chases on the Great Plains. He also spent time interning with WGN's Tom Skilling in Chicago gaining valuable forecasting experience. While back at the university, he worked as an on air personality and mentor for the inaugural year of VUTV. Aaron also earned national recognition on MSNBC for his coverage of a rare January EF-3 tornado that devastated northern Illinois in 2008.

Aaron got his first on air job while still in his senior year at Valpo, commuting three hours each way to give the weather to his hometown on NBC affiliate WREX. A year into working at the station, he was promoted to weekday morning meteorologist.

In 2011, Aaron received an Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award for his coverage of a high end EF-2 tornado that ripped through Caledonia, IL. He was first on the scene and the only meteorologist streaming live for nearly two hours.

Aaron and his fiancé moved to Tucson in 2011. At KGUN he forecasted anything from record Monsoon rain to blizzards.

In the summer of 2012, Aaron proposed to his fiance Alyssa while skydiving. They were married in their hometown of Rockford, IL August of 2013.

Aaron knew he had wanted to end up in the nation’s heartland after watching one of Oklahoma’s worst severe weather outbreaks in 2013. Aaron was tuned in and reported on our state’s severe weather in Arizona.

“In Tucson this past May, I watched what was happening here and afterwards I knew I wanted to come and work here. I want to use my skills, everything I’ve learned to help save lives," Brackett said.

Aaron has the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal from the American Meteorological Society.

Recent Articles

  • Look for light drizzle and freezing drizzle through the evening hours; Snow moves in early Monday

    Posted on: 11:22 am, February 9, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:13am, February 10, 2014

    Our next winter storm is moving in! Look for light drizzle and freezing drizzle to affect Oklahoma through the evening...
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  • WEATHER: Very dry conditions; Falling temps in the 7 day forecast

    Posted on: 4:35 pm, January 17, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:48am, January 20, 2014

    OKLAHOMA - The combination of low relative humidity (dry air), mild temps and high winds resulted in very high fire danger this...
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  • WEATHER: Temps to be slightly above normal for the work week

    Posted on: 6:35 pm, January 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:04pm, January 12, 2014

    A Wind Advisory is in effect for most of Oklahoma until 6 PM. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for all of southwestern...
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  • WEATHER: A Travelers Advisory has been extended westward to include the OKC metro into overnight/morning hours

    Posted on: 4:25 pm, January 8, 2014, by , and , updated on: 10:04pm, January 8, 2014

    OKLAHOMA - A Travelers Advisory has been extended westward to include the OKC metro through the overnight and early morning hours....
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  • WEATHER: Wind Chill Advisory in effect for most of northern & central Oklahoma until noon Monday

    Posted on: 6:24 pm, January 3, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:23pm, January 5, 2014

    OKLAHOMA – Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for most of northern and central Oklahoma until Noon Monday. Brutal, potential...
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  • WEATHER: Expect wind chills in the single digits and teens; possible drizzle over Central and Eastern Okla.

    Posted on: 6:10 am, December 27, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:01pm, December 29, 2013

    OKLAHOMA -Most locations will stay dry, however some patchy drizzle is possible over central and eastern Oklahoma. Some light snow is also...
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  • WEATHER: Wind chills in single digits Sunday night! When to expect temperatures to warm up

    Posted on: 10:53 am, December 8, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:37am, December 9, 2013

    A reinforcing cold shot of air will move in tonight and tomorrow resulting in colder temperatures for the start of...
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  • Weather: What to expect this coming week; temperatures expected to fall in the teens

    Posted on: 5:54 pm, December 1, 2013, by and

    OKLAHOMA - Look for clearing skies and mild lows in the 40s tonight. Look for some very warm weather Monday and Tuesday...
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  • ROUND TWO: Snow to come with next Winter weather system Sunday into Monday

    Posted on: 2:04 pm, November 23, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:46pm, November 23, 2013

      Look for cloudy conditions to persist through the remainder of your Saturday afternoon. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for...
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  • KFOR Meteorologists Update: Deadly storm wallops midwest

    Posted on: 3:24 pm, November 17, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:31pm, November 17, 2013

    UPDATED 5:31 p.m. A late season severe weather outbreak is hitting the upper Midwest through the mid-evening hours of Sunday....
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  • RADAR: Follow rain storms on live radar

    Posted on: 2:59 pm, October 30, 2013, by , , , and , updated on: 12:46pm, March 26, 2014

    RADAR: Follow the storms on live radar Download our free Go4It app or 4WarnMe app for live mobile radar 24 hours a day.
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