Nash Rhodes

Nash Rhodes was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, and recently completed degrees in Meteorology, Journalism, and Business at The University of Oklahoma in 2021. Having had one of the few tornado shelters in the neighborhood, his family hosted many severe weather get-togethers, which led to Nash’s early interest in storms.

While in college, he earned his Certificate of Intelligence Studies for his research in communication through the analysis of meteorological intelligence. His research has been presented at the 6th Annual Intelligence and National Security Symposium at OU and conferences through the American Meteorology Society. Through this research, he discovered unique ways to utilize social media location services in conjunction with radar products to obtain visual confirmation of breaking severe weather events. This led to an internship with the CNN World Weather team where his radar explainers and many of his cleared severe weather videos would be used on CNN, CNN International, and HLN.

Along the way, Rhodes would partner with Radarscope for four years to create Doppler radar explainer videos for severe weather events. His videos have garnered millions of impressions and aided in bridging the gap between meteorologists and the public during severe weather events.

Nash worked part-time at WNKY-TV in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and received the National Weather Association’s only 2021 Broadcast Meteorology Scholarship for his work in the field. He joined the WINK Weather Team in June and is excited to provide Southwest Floridians with an accurate forecast each morning to plan out their day.


Another chance for Friday evening thunderstorms; Tropical Storm Bonnie forms

Lee County was under a Flash Flood Watch Friday afternoon for an hour-and-a-half. The late-afternoon storms brought heavy rain and localized flooding to the...

Hot, humid Thursday afternoon with evening thunderstorms

Rain has returned for Thursday evening and is expected to continue into the evening. The Weather Authority is still tracking three areas of disturbed weather...

Spotty Wednesday evening shower / Partly cloudy overnight

Just like Tuesday, we will see rounds of scattered thunderstorms form in the afternoon that will fizzle out into the evening. The weather conditions will...

More scattered storms Tuesday evening

Scattered storms will erupt across Southwest Florida in the late afternoon and evening. Expect these to follow similar timing to what we experienced on Monday. The...

Tropics heat up; Hot, humid weather precedes a stormy end to Monday

Highs will reach the low 90s under partly cloudy skies. Our scorcher scale will return to the caution category on Monday. Expect several locations to...

Scattered storms, triple-digit heat index on Friday

High temperatures return to the 90s across almost all of Southwest Florida. An increase in humidity will make many locations "feel like" they are experiencing...

The Weather Authority is tracking a new tropical wave in the Atlantic

Southwest Florida's high temperatures will be slightly warmer than what we reached on Wednesday. A few stray showers may develop later this evening, but most...

Drier weather, highs in the 90s return Wednesday

Highs return to the 90s under partly cloudy skies. Small chances of rain will begin after lunchtime. Southwest Florida will experience significantly less humidity than...

Poll: Americans feeling effects of climate change

78% of Americans say extreme weather, like heat waves, hurricanes or severe flooding, has impacted their lives. That statistic comes from a new poll on...

Tuesday brings lower rain chances, highs in the 90s

Highs return to the 90s under partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain out of the northeast, sustained at 10 to 15 miles per hour....

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