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Updated: Thursday, 11 Apr 2013, 9:48 AM CDT
Published : Thursday, 25 Oct 2012, 11:58 AM CDT
Weekend Morning Meteorologist David Yeomans' curiosity about how the atmosphere works began at an early age.
By the fourth grade, he was checking out stacks of meteorology books from the public library, gathering as much knowledge as he could. A year after that, he became a registered storm spotter and kept climate records for the National Weather Service office.
Unsurprisingly, he went on to study meteorology at the University of Miami. During the summer after his first year at Miami, he came back home to Austin to intern in the KXAN weather department under Jim Spencer. During his college career, he also held internships at YNN Austin and CBS4 Miami.
After Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans in 2005, David helped rebuild the upper-Ninth Ward neighborhood with Habitat for Humanity, serving as an assistant carpenter.
David was a published undergraduate researcher under world-renowned climate change expert, Dr. Brian Soden, studying the relationship between water vapor in the high levels of the atmosphere and global warming.
He returned to the University of Miami for graduate studies in meteorology in 2010. During his time in graduate school, he was involved in campus broadcasting programs giving a daily weather forecast on WVUM radio, ranked as the No. 1 college radio station by the MTV-U Woodie Awards.
He also served as the lead weather anchor for the campus TV station's award-winning half-hour news show, Newsvision. During his time on Newsvision, he was grateful to be chosen as the narrator for a 30-minute student-produced documentary on the Miami Ronald McDonald House Charity. The piece received an honorable mention at the 49th Annual Student Electronic Media Awards.
David researched hurricane formation for his Masters thesis and was a guest scientist aboard an NOAA Hurricane Hunter flight. He was invited to present his research at the American Meteorological Society's annual tropical convention in April 2012.
David holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society. He can be seen as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7-9am, and also on the evening news Monday through Wednesday doing environmental reporting.
During his down time, he enjoys wake surfing on Lake Austin and mountain biking in the greenbelt. David and his family also volunteer with Meals on Wheels in Austin.
Become a fan of David on Facebook at " David Yeomans | Meteorologist ."
Email David at David.Yeomans@kxan.com
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