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
  • Strong storms move across the state

    Severe Thunderstorms are expected in the OKC metro through  5:00 P.M. today! T’storms will be developing as the disturbance approaches from the southwest with some severe weather possible.  Main threats are damaging winds, some hail, heavy rain and lightning. T’storms should taper off tonight with lows in the upper 60s to upper 70s. On Sunday a weak front stalls out across Oklahoma with partly cloudy skies, hot and humid weather continuing.  Highs in the 80s north to 100s south.  There’s […]

  • Scattered showers, storms continue overnight

    OKLAHOMA – Intermittent showers and storms will continue to impact us through the rest of the evening and even into the overnight hours tonight. Some of the t’storms will produce heavy rain, gusty winds and hail. Lightning is always a concern during t’storms, so go inside if t’storms approach. Click here for a live interactive radar. The front will lift north and fade away by Monday afternoon, so the rest of this week should be warm / hot and humid with […]

  • Showers, storms possible overnight across Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA – Strong to locally severe storms are possible tonight. Look for rain and thunderstorms to increase in coverage and intensity as we continue through the evening and overnight hours. Some of the storms may have high winds and some small hail, especially early. After 9 p.m., the threat then turns to more of a flooding issue as storms train from south to north over central Oklahoma. Remember, turn around, don’t drown! Click here for KFOR’s live interactive radar. Rain chances […]

  • KFOR’s twin Doppler radars help keep you 4Warned like no other station can

    OKLAHOMA CITY- Being the only television station with two LIVE Doppler radars gives our viewers an unparalleled view of incoming severe weather, and the quickest warning for dangerous storms! In today’s ever-advancing meteorology, radar is the best tool for tracking storms, but it has its limitations. With a single Doppler radar, you can only see one side of the storm, and any rotation can only be seen in one dimension. KFOR’s twin Doppler radars are strategically placed on the north […]

  • Behind the scenes of the 4 Warn Storm Team

    OKLAHOMA – The 4 Warn Storm Team and an army of storm trackers are always providing critical information when severe weather threatens. But, another key part is the technology used each day behind the scenes. Like ever-ready sentinels, the 4 Warn Storm Team’s dual Doppler radars stand at the ready to scan the skies to bring important information on rain, high winds, hail and tornadoes that may threaten your area. The experienced storm trackers are also at the ready year-round […]

  • Scattered cold rain showers and wind in store for Friday

      Friday will be windy and cool with scattered cold rain showers. Skies will clear Friday night resulting in chilly morning lows Saturday in the 30s. Highs on Saturday will be unseasonably cool in the 50s under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. A big warming trend returns next week and long-range models suggest a big storm system will move in next Thursday and Friday.

  • Showers and thunderstorms for southeastern Oklahoma

    An area of low pressure that spiraled its way through Oklahoma today is encountering stronger lift as it heads into eastern Oklahoma. Strong to severe storms are possible mainly east of the Oklahoma City metro area through this evening before the threat shifts into Arkansas. Later tonight, any lingering showers in eastern Oklahoma will clear out and leave us with mostly clear skies and lows in the mid to upper 40s. Warm air will surge into Oklahoma on Monday and […]

  • Slight chance of rain Monday with highs in the upper 80s

    Monday will be mostly dry but we can’t rule out a slight chance for rain late in the day.  Highs will be warming up through Wednesday. As we look toward the end of the week, the remnants of Hurricane Simon near the Baja Peninsula will allow for some tropical moisture to make a move to Oklahoma. The potential for heavy rain will exist by the end of next week/next weekend, stay tuned!

  • Flash flood warning in effect for parts of central Oklahoma

    The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning until 12:15 a.m. for: Southwestern Lincoln County Southeastern Oklahoma County Northwestern Pottawatomie County Heavy rain has already fallen across central parts of the metro but storms are expected to continue to move through the state for the remainder of the day. So far, several parts of the state have already received several inches of rain. As the storms move from the northwest to the southeast, warm moist air will keep the […]

  • Flash flood watch in effect, strong storms moving in during the early morning

    FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect through Wednesday evening for most of western, northwestern, and central Oklahoma including the Oklahoma City Metro. Look for partly cloudy skies through the day today with highs topping out in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. A few widely isolated showers and thunderstorms may form in the western half of the state but much bigger rain is on the way tomorrow. Look for heavy rain and thunderstorms to begin early Wednesday morning and continue […]

  • Scattered storms early; Highs in the 80s

      A few early scattered showers and storms will be found over western and southern Oklahoma this morning, otherwise look for mostly cloudy skies to give way to afternoon sunshine. Highs today will be pleasant in the upper 80s. More showers and storms will be possible in scattered form Tuesday afternoon, especially west of I-35. Highs will remain below normal in the upper 80s. A big soaker is scheduled Wednesday and Thursday in all of Oklahoma with the possibility of 1-2″ […]

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