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

  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

  7 On the Road: Southern Fried Rabbit is a local favorite

Petal schools superintendent a ‘Hall of Fame Dad’

  One Tank Trip: National World War II Museum in New Orleans

  Days of rain ahead, so be sure to keep your raincoats handy

Hattiesburg Veterans Committee hosts Memorial Day program

  Sunny and warm weather to continue Tuesday

  First Alert: Thursday forecast

FIRST ALERT: Robust T-Storms Likely Today

First Alert: First 90° of the year today, this weekend could be a washout

Sunny and hot before rain moves in later this week

Warm & humid today but rain return this weekend

First Alert: Severe weather outbreak expected today

  Soldier home from deployment surprises daughter at DuBard School

First Alert: Take a look at Thursday’s forecast

It’s a beautiful day for 7 On the Road!

Oak Grove grad encourages students to reach ‘Successville’

First Alert: Take a look at Friday’s forecast

First Alert: Take a look at Thursday’s forecast

First Alert: Take a look at Thursday’s forecast

  6 years later: Rebuilding after the February 2013 tornado