Alex Harrington at CCMC Lunch Bunch
February 26, 2009
Alex Harrington, weekend meeterologist at KTKA 49 News will be our speaker.
Alex comes to Kansas from his Badgerland roots in Wisconsin. He grew up on a 2,000-acre farm about 40 miles west of Madison, near Arena. His family farm has been in operation for nearly a century, and he takes great pride in his “land-oriented” upbringing. His undying passion -- all right, obsession -- for weather has been flowing through his veins for as long as he can remember. Alex’s family, friends and community have always recognized, and to some degree put up with, his unrelenting drive to observe, learn and communicate his fanaticism for weather phenomena, especially tornadoes.Alex recently completed his Masters Degree at UW-Madison in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. During his graduate career, Alex focused on a number of research topics including Midwestern agricultural effects from global climate change and tornado forecasting. Concurrent with his studies and research, Alex also taught and tutored meteorology courses at UW-Madison.
When Alex is not “obsessing” about the weather, he remains very active. He was a track and cross-country runner, but currently enjoys lifting over running. And, believe or not, Alex can tap dance.
Alex is happy to join the KTKA team and to call Topeka home. He cannot ignore that the Kansas twister scene in The Wizard of Oz nurtured his early weather-craze. Keeping that in mind, his move to Kansas seems to be his uncanny fate.
Alex Harrington, weekend meeterologist at KTKA 49 News, enjoys coming to Clay Center, KS and spoke at Clay County Medical Center's Lunch Bunch on February 26, 2009.
Alex says, "I had so much fun coming up to Clay Center. Anytime you want anyone from the 49 Storm Team to come and talk, just buzz us. Feel free to report any weather conditions to us. Even if you think your report might sound silly, we want to know. You never know, your report might just save someone's life."
Alex put together some video of the trip from what he calls Clay Center one of his favorite towns in Northeast Kansas
Watch at: www.ktka.com
Titled: Morning Meteorologist Alex Harrington talks to one of his favorite Northeast Kansas towns
Photos from Lunch Bunch