Brett McIntyre

13 fascinating facts about Brett McIntyre:
• I have seen a space shuttle launch in person on the beach in Cape Canaveral.
• I once got ride in a stock car around Daytona International Speedway for four laps at 180mph.
• Once, when I was barely old enough to operate a telephone, after seeing the old show "Rescue 911" hosted by William Shatner, I dialed 911 to see if it actually worked and then hung up. Turns out it really did work, the cops even came to the house!
• I am extremely left-handed. Really, my right-hand is virtually useless, except for bowling which I inexplicably do right-handed.
• I enjoy making my famously spicy chili from scratch with my homegrown tomatoes and SEVEN varieties of peppers, including habaneros.
• In the five combined years I wrote for my high school newspaper and the Iowa State Daily, I covered 2 football coaching changes, 2 basketball coaching changes and an athletic director change. Moral of the story... don't let me anywhere near your favorite team's athletic programs.
• I have terrible handwriting and can't draw my way out of a paper bag.
• I have never been hospitalized and am very rarely sick. In fact, I didn't miss a single day of school after sixth grade.
• I am a big fan of playing cards, as well as board games.
• I enjoy working on and fixing computers.
• Experienced a glancing blow from Category 4 Hurricane Charley during the summer of 2004 while on vacation in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
• Spent a week during a summer while in high school hiking and climbing mountains outside of Fort Collins Colorado.
• I can't stand "reality" television.
Meteorologist Brett McIntyre hails from Central Iowa’s Fort Dodge, and joined Channel 13's First Alert Storm Team in July 2008 after studying for four years at Iowa State University.
While at Iowa State, Brett earned a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology and a second four-year degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. During his study of Meteorology, Brett joined fellow students in storm chasing across the state to get in-field experience with Central Iowa’s severe weather.
He also researched and wrote a thesis his senior year on the strength and impacts of atmospheric “caps” on severe thunderstorm and tornadic potential and development in Iowa.
His time at Iowa State also included two internships with Channel 13, one with Channel 13 Sports and another for his entire senior year with Meteorologist Jeriann Ritter, dating his time with the station back to over a year before eventually being hired.
Brett’s taste for storm chasing also had him out chasing storms in northern Iowa on Sunday, May 25th 2008 between graduation and his start at WHO-HD. On that day, his chasing eventually got him on the trail of the storm that produced the devastating EF-5 tornado that leveled portions of Parkersburg.
He was one of the first people into town just minutes after the destruction and helped notify authorities about the severity of the damage and assist where possible in clean-up.
Brett has also attended the Central Iowa NWA’s Severe Storms and Doppler Radar conference in West Des Moines for the past four years. The conference draws meteorologists and emergency managers from across the country and details case studies of significant severe weather events of the past year as well as the latest research and new tools in the field of Meteorology.

Recent Articles

  • WARMER WEATHER: 60s & 70s Fill Forecast

    Posted on: 3:50 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    Overnight tonight temperatures will be chilly again with lows well into the 30s across the state. Warmer weather will arrive...
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  • COOL TOMORROW: Warm Weekend

    Posted on: 3:08 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    Overnight tonight mostly cloudy skies will spin into the state along with chilly air once again. Lows will be in...
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  • MORE RAIN: Much Cooler

    Posted on: 5:24 pm, April 12, 2014, by , updated on: 10:29pm, April 13, 2014

    More showers and thunderstorms continue to build into eastern Iowa. There is a Flood Watch over the southeastern 1/2 of...
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  • EL NINO WATCH: Possible Effects In Iowa

    Posted on: 3:08 pm, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 03:33pm, April 11, 2014

    El Nino is once again making headlines in the weather community, and many of the natural questions of what this...
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    El Nino
  • FANTASTIC FRIDAY: Stormy Weekend

    Posted on: 3:38 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 07:12pm, April 10, 2014

    Overnight tonight winds will be lighter as they prepare to switch to the southwest and again bring 70-degree weather to...
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  • MONDAY SHOWERS: Light Rain Before Warm Up

    Posted on: 5:10 pm, April 6, 2014, by

    Overnight, some light rain will continue across the state. For the most part, it will not amount to much more...
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  • MILD FORECAST: 60s and Showers Sunday

    Posted on: 5:29 pm, April 5, 2014, by , updated on: 07:12am, April 6, 2014

    More clouds will move in tonight. A few light showers are possible on Sunday afternoon, mainly in Western Iowa. An isolated...
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  • WEEKEND WEATHER: Warmer Temps Return

    Posted on: 4:02 pm, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 07:13am, April 6, 2014

    Overnight tonight blustery winds will remain in place initially, but they will die down after midnight. Temperatures will still be...
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  • WARM WEATHER: More Warmth, Storms Monday

    Posted on: 5:41 pm, March 30, 2014, by

    Overnight, the strong southerly wind will hold temperatures up in the 50s for a very mild overnight. It will also push in...
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  • WARM WEATHER: Beautiful Day Tomorrow

    Posted on: 5:21 pm, March 29, 2014, by , updated on: 07:04am, March 30, 2014

    Overnight tonight temperatures will remain mild with lows around 40 degrees. Sunday looks fantastic for those that really want to...
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  • BIG WARMUP: 60s & 70s On Sunday

    Posted on: 5:46 pm, March 28, 2014, by , updated on: 05:50pm, March 28, 2014

    Overnight tonight skies will begin to slowly clear out, though lows will once again be chilly, bottoming out in the...
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  • RAIN & STORMS: Wet Opener To Warm Weekend

    Posted on: 4:56 pm, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 12:28am, March 28, 2014

    Most of the rain has moved out of the state. Dry, but very windy conditions will  hold on for the...
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