Patrick Bigbie

Patrick Bigbie


Moselle, MS

Patrick's love and passion for weather began the day he was born. "As a kid, I would watch The Weather Channel more than cartoons. Weather just came naturally to me.

I took every opportunity I had growing up to become a meteorologist." At 13, he became the youngest Weather Watcher for WSFA in Montgomery, AL. This allowed him to become friends with and learn from some of the best meteorologists in the business. He became an advanced SkyWarn Spotter before he even graduated high school and when presented the opportunity will chase anything from blizzards to tornadoes to hurricanes.

Patrick is a native of Seale, Alabama. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama with a concentration in Broadcast in 2015. While in school, he was the Chief Meteorologist for “AtmosCenter," a student-ran, daily weathercast for the school, and he was also the meteorologist for the school newspaper, TV, and radio station. He also interned at WSFA in Montgomery, Alabama.

Patrick gained notoriety during the tornado that hit the Pine Belt in January of 2017. When the station's audio was knocked out by the storm, Patrick grabbed a piece of paper and a Sharpie and wrote, “No Sound Tornado on the Ground in Petal,” holding it in front of the camera in an effort to warn viewers of the danger.

He has also won multiple Best of the Pine Belt awards for "Best Local TV Personality."

When not keeping an eye on the weather, Patrick enjoys trains, photography, Auburn football (War Eagle!), NASCAR, being outdoors, and spending time with his wife Rachel. He also enjoys spending time with his friends and family as well as his two cats, Chessie and Sweetie.

Recent Articles by Patrick

  Passing showers, storms this evening

  More afternoon showers, storms Tuesday

  Small change in radar leads to big changes in Pine Belt forecasting

  WDAM app, weather radio can keep you safe during severe storms

  First Alert: Monday morning forecast

  First Alert: Tuesday morning forecast

  Tips for getting your car ready for holiday travel

  Some plants can be saved from cold weather damage

  First Alert: Cold rain overnight, freezing temps expected on Tuesday & Wednesday

  Hattiesburg honors Veteran of the Year

  A brief history of daylight saving time

What to plant in your winter garden

  Severe weather preparedness week: Tornadoes

  Expert explains the purpose of lovebugs

First Alert: Potential tropical storm forms in Gulf of Mexico

  How to spot the subtle signs of fall

Look Up: The ISS will fly overhead in the coming nights

  Mississippi under statewide burn ban

  2019 fall semester begins at USM

  First Alert: A little warmer today with some spotty storms

  Remembering Hurricane Camille: 50 years later

  First Alert: Big time heat in store today

  One Tank Trip: Mobile Bay

  First Alert: TS Barry will bring heavy rain over the weekend

  First Alert: More afternoon t-storms expected today, potential tropical storm forming in Gulf

  Warm and sunny today, great weather for 4th of July

  First Alert: Warm Thursday with chance for afternoon storm

  First Alert: Hot weekend ahead

  First Alert: Expect a hot, humid and stormy week

  Summertime mugginess returns this weekend