A native Texan, Allan was born and raised in the Amarillo area. A graduate of Canyon High School he also attended West Texas State University and earned his Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.
No stranger to severe weather he started storm chasing at age 16 and has experienced virtually every kind of nasty weather the panhandles has to offer. In fact, it was his storm-chasing that launched his career in TV.
He joined KFDA in 1992 as a news photographer and severe weather chaser and went on air as a Broadcast Meteorologist in 2002. Allan has also worked for another Television station in the area in the mid 90s and KXXV-TV in Waco in 2007 and 2008 gaining valuable experience with severe weather coverage and forecasting.
"When the opportunity arose to come back to my home town, join the NewsChannel 10 Storm Track Weather Team, and continue my career serving the people of the panhandles, I couldn't have been happier! This is the best place in the world to work and live, we have the nicest people and some of the most challenging weather on the planet. Who could ask for more."
An upper level storm system is headed our way for the overnight period which will increase our rain chances to about 70%! There is a possibility for one or two briefly severe storms with hail and gusty winds but they should be few and far between.
The nasty storms have moved out of the area so now we are focusing on some nice weather headed our way. Breezy north winds will keep us in the mid to upper 60s for Thursday but we will have a lot of sunshine and the warming trend will continue into the next couple of days.
With another mild day in the forecast for Friday we will see southerly winds bringing in the moisture to help out with rain and thunderstorm prospects. An upper level storm system will approach from the west and will combine with the dry line create scattered storms some of which may be strong.
The winds will die down for your Thursday and with plenty of sunshine it will be a beautiful day. The winds will stay light at 5-15 mph and the skies will be sunny! Friday will be a little warmer and storm chances will return.
Another warm day is on the way for Wednesday with highs in the mid to upper 70s! We do have to watch out because it will be very dry so the fire danger will also be high! Warmer temps are headed this way for the weekend.
Warmer weather is returning with the help of southwest winds! A lot of sunshine coupled with southwest winds will combine to bring temperatures back into the 60s for Wednesday and even some low to mid 70s by the end of the week. The bad news is that with the wind and warmer weather the fire danger
After some bitterly cold days the warmer weather is finally headed back in our direction! The warming trend will begin tomorrow with highs in the mid 40s but if you can wait a little longer the temperatures will climb into the 60s and 70s for the end of the week.
Tomorrow will actually be a really nice day with light winds and highs near the 70° mark but this time of year the cold fronts come in on a regular basis. By Wednesday morning the winds will be out of the NE so our highs will stay in the mid to upper 40s. It is only a one day cool down as temperat
Southwest winds will take from a bitterly cold start to Wednesday to temperatures well into the upper 40s and low 50s. The warm up continues for the rest of the week with highs in the low mid 60s for Thursday and Friday.
Another storm system will bring snow chances to the area. The cold temperatures will stay in the region for at least 24 more hours which means it will be hard to climb above freezing but warmer temperatures will arrive on Wednesday.
Strong southwest winds are in the forecast to return to the area for Wednesday with winds 20-30 mph with gusts 40-45 mph. These winds will reinforce the very dry that is already in place and with temperatures climbing to near 70° our fire danger will likely be very high! The winds will slowly star
Another strong cold front will bring chilly temperatures to our area. Although we will have northerly winds they will not be too strong so the winds will not be too bad. Highs will stay in the upper 30s for your Thursday and only into the low 40s for your Friday.
Very strong winds return for Wednesday ahead of a strong cold front that will drop us into the 30s for Thursday. Winds on Wednesday will likely gust over 50 mph creating a very high fire dangers as temperatures climb into the upper 60s and low 70s. A powerful cold front will drive into the area We
Warm, southwest winds will be bringing in the very dry air and temperatures into the upper 60s and low 70s through Wednesday. During the day on Wednesday we will see strong winds and a very high fire danger. Wed. night a strong cold front will blast into the area dropping our Thursday highs into t
We will keep a little bit of a breeze during the overnight hours as we drop into the mid 40s for the Amarillo area for Monday morning. There may be a few low 30s in the northwest panhandles by tomorrow morning also. Less wind and highs near 70° will be what we can expect for Monday afternoon.
Once the sun sets this evening we will see the winds start to die down significantly. They will stay around 10-20 mph for the overnight hours and this will help to keep our morning temps in the low to mid 40s. The winds will be much lighter for Monday but temperatures will still be very nice.
The weekend is shaping up to a bit on the breezy side but that wind will help to crank our temperatures up into the low to mid 70s for several days. Skies will be mostly sunny and it will be very dry so we will have to deal with an elevated fire danger for the entire area with the greatest threat o
Warmer weather is on the way! High pressure along with a lot of sunshine will bring warmer weather to the area! South to southwest winds will contribute to the warm up but with it being so dry the fire danger will also be very high so watch out and please be careful. Mild temps will last into ear
Our latest cold front will bring very cold temperatures for Tuesday morning but the afternoons will not be too bad. The winds will also stay fairly light for the next couple of days with plenty of sunshine to help out.
Another strong and windy cold front is headed our way! Strong northerly winds will increase and gust 40-45 mph! The forecast is dry and the skies will remain mostly clear but the winds will remain strong throughout the day.
We are tracking another strong cold front headed our way! This means strong winds for your Tuesday with temperatures dropping into the upper 30s for Tuesday afternoon. The forecast is dry and we will remain cool for the next several days.