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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
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    Damaging winds, hail possible as storms move in overnight

      Strong storms are possible overnight tonight across Oklahoma. Through Midnight: A few isolated storms may form in southwestern Oklahoma and begin to push east. Some of the storms may produce large hail and high winds. Sunday Midnight – 8AM: As our upper-level storm system arrives, more storms will likely form along a cold front. Rain is likely over central Oklahoma overnight. Lightning and hail is possible for the start of the OKC Memorial Marathon. Runners, volunteers and spectators should stay tuned to […]

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    Scattered showers make their way into the state; highs in the 70s Monday

    Multiple waves of rain will impact the state Sunday and Monday. Widespread rain moving through southern Oklahoma with more isolated storms moving into far western Oklahoma. Rain is likely through tonight and tomorrow before drier air moves in Monday afternoon/evening. A warm up will follow with temperatures climbing into the 80s on Tuesday. This warming trend will continue all week with above normal temps. Models show a chance of severe weather in our state Wednesday afternoon and evening, especially over western Oklahoma.

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    Highs in the 70s and 80s; Pack an umbrella for Easter Sunday!

    OKLAHOMA – Winds will continue to increase later today with warmer highs in the 70s and 80s. Expect cloud cover to increase as a storm system approaches the state. Showers and thunderstorms will develop Saturday evening through Easter Sunday morning over western Oklahoma. A few isolated showers will be possible in central Oklahoma Sunday morning. Pack that umbrella just in case if you are heading out for church services. Have a happy Easter, from NewsChannel 4!

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    Chance of rain moves in late tonight, scattered showers possible tomorrow

    Our next chance of rain moves in late tonight. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible across our state through tomorrow afternoon. Rain totals will range from a trace to 0.5″. No severe weather is expected. A stronger storm system is expected this weekend. Some severe weather is possible Easter Sunday.

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

    Our next winter storm is moving in! Look for light drizzle and freezing drizzle to affect Oklahoma through the evening and overnight hours. To the north, light snow will move in late tonight through the early morning hours and may produce between 1/2″ and 1″ of snow in the northernmost counties of the state. Meteorologist Aaron Brackett says “After a bit of a break from the intense winter weather we’ll be back at it Monday and Tuesday. We’re looking at […]

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    Travelers advisory for several counties: Winter storm warning issued for southern parts of Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA –  Travelers advisory for: Canadian County, Oklahoma County and Cleveland County. Winter storm warning for the southern parts of the state. The snow will begin late Saturday night in SW Oklahoma, toward Altus. Heaviest accumulations will be in the south of the Oklahoma City metro. (This may change.) Early Sunday, sleet may mix in with snow in south central and southeast Oklahoma before changing to all snow. The heaviest snowfall will occur from 6:00am to noon along a narrow […]

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    WEATHER: Very dry conditions; Falling temps in the 7 day forecast

    OKLAHOMA – The combination of low relative humidity (dry air), mild temps and high winds resulted in very high fire danger this afternoon. Please avoid any outdoor burning as any wildfires will spread rapidly. Even warmer temperatures expected today as highs approach 70 degrees. Several dry cold fronts will impact the state this week keeping our temperatures in check. Highs should drop into the 40s on Tuesday and even colder air is possible on Thursday.

  • WEATHER: Temps to be slightly above normal for the work week

    A Wind Advisory is in effect for most of Oklahoma until 6 PM. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for all of southwestern OK until 6 PM. Temperatures soared well into the 70s across Oklahoma with even a few 80 degree readings in southwest parts of the state. After the warm and windy day, look for wind speeds to gradually relax later tonight. Until then, fire danger will be elevated statewide as dew points stay low. Please limit any outdoor burning this evening. A weak front will […]

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    WEATHER: A Travelers Advisory has been extended westward to include the OKC metro into overnight/morning hours

    OKLAHOMA – A Travelers Advisory has been extended westward to include the OKC metro through the overnight and early morning hours. As temperatures fall below 32 degrees, very light drizzle and fog will freeze on elevated surfaces causing some isolated slick spots. Be careful if you must travel tonight or early Thursday morning.

  • WEATHER: Wind Chill Advisory in effect for most of northern & central Oklahoma until noon Monday

    OKLAHOMA – Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for most of northern and central Oklahoma until Noon Monday. Brutal, potential record cold is setting up over the state tonight and early tomorrow. Look for lows to the single digits statewide with wind chill values as low as 10 below early Monday morning. Sunshine will return Monday, but northerly wind will only allow temperatures to reach the low to mid 20s. Sunshine and  a switch to south winds Tuesday will allow temps […]

  • WEATHER: Expect wind chills in the single digits and teens; possible drizzle over Central and Eastern Okla.

    OKLAHOMA -Most locations will stay dry, however some patchy drizzle is possible over central and eastern Oklahoma. Some light snow is also possible over far NW Oklahoma, especially in the Panhandle. Look for highs in the upper 30s Monday that will climb to the lower 50s New Year’s Eve. Close to midnight on Tuesday, the state will be dry with overnight temps in the 30s. Have a great weekend and bundle up today!