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.

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Few strong storms possible across SW Florida

Spotty showers and storms are expected to linger late this afternoon and into the early evening. One or two strong storms cannot be ruled...
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Tracking more storms, heat across Southwest Florida

Rinse, repeat! More showers and storms expected across Southwest Florida Friday night and into the weekend. Expect spotty areas of rain and a few storms...
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Scattered storms, heat indices 100°+ return to Southwest Florida

Happy Thursday, Southwest Florida! We have returned to our normal pattern of scattered showers and storms. Pockets of heavy rain and frequent lightning will continue,...
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Elsa holding on as a tropical storm, watches & warnings issued for U.S. east...

As of the 8 p.m. advisory Wednesday, Elsa is barely hanging on as a tropical storm with maximum sustained wind of 45 mph. The storm...
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Tropical Storm Elsa continues to move north with 70 mph sustained winds

This story is archived as of 5 a.m. July 7. As of the 2 a.m. advisory, Elsa maintains hurricane status with maximum sustained wind of...
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Summer feel for Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July, SW Florida! Weather is looking great for those outdoor festivities with a mix of sun and clouds with a few isolated...
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Hurricane Elsa keeps Category 1 intensity with maximum sustained wind of 80 mph

As of the Friday 11 p.m. advisory, Hurricane Elsa maintains its Category 1 hurricane status with maximum sustained wind of 80 mph. The storm...
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Rain chances decrease into Fourth of July weekend

Happy Friday, Southwest Florida! The cooling trend continues today for may of our coastal zones. Fort Myers and Naples will each only reach 88 degrees...
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Tropical Storm Elsa strengthens slightly, SWFL in forecast cone

Tropical Storm Elsa formed in the central Atlantic Thursday morning and is the earliest fifth named storm on record in the Atlantic Basin. As of...
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Tropical Depression #5 forms in the central Atlantic

As of the 11 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, we are tracking Tropical Depression #5. This disturbance would become Tropical Storm Elsa...

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