FOX23 Chief Meteorologist James Aydelott grew up in Tulsa and is a fourth generation Okie.
His great grandparents moved into Indian Territory before 1900 and his grandfather was born in Howe. His parents were both teachers in Tulsa Public Schools.
James has always been fascinated by the severe weather that seems to hit Tulsa with fearsome regularity.
James’s dad piled the family in the station wagon and toured the damage after each round of severe weather, and all that destruction made quite an impression on young James.
After graduating from Tulsa's East Central High School, James headed to the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a degree in meteorology.
James has worked in Sherman, TX, Savannah, GA, Wichita, KS, Dallas, TX, and in Tulsa, seeing and forecasting everything from tornadoes to hurricanes to blizzards. He has years of tornado chasing experience and is a severe weather and Doppler radar expert.
James is an instrument-rated pilot and enjoys flying his Cessna Cardinal. James and his wife Robyn have two children and golden retriever, Mia, who also loves to fly. He also likes to cook and has even been a celebrity chef in Tulsa’s own Chef Fest.
James is involved in Tulsa's Iron Gate Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, and Tulsa's Restore Hope Ministry.
You can hear James's forecasts all day on News 102.3 KRMG, K95, Mix96 and the New 103.3 The Eagle
Laura Mock joined the FOX23 Severe Weather Team in July 2017 from WHSV in Harrisonburg, VA where she forecasted the weather for the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and parts of West Virginia.
Laura earned the designation of Certified Broadcast Meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society in 2016. She is also a member of the National Weather Association.
While in Virginia, she provided extended coverage of the historic Mid-Atlantic blizzard of January 2016 and numerous deadly floods. She was awarded Best Weathercast of the Year by the Virginias Associated Press for team coverage of the March 2015 snowstorm in Virginia.
She is no stranger to Oklahoma weather. Originally from Broken Arrow, Laura is thrilled to be back in Green Country and to forecast for the central plains again. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a minor in Broadcast Journalism. While at OU, she storm chased in her free time and interned at KOCO in Oklahoma City. She also spent three years forecasting for OU Nightly, a student run newscast.
In her free time, Laura enjoys being outdoors hiking and camping. She loves to travel across the country visiting National Parks.
Megan McClellan joined the FOX23 Severe Weather Team in April 2016 from KTEN-TV in Denison, TX where she focused on the forecast for Southern Oklahoma and North Texas.
She's excited to be working in Green Country after working in Texoma.
Megan considers herself a "Texas Girl, Born & Raised". She graduated from Rockwall High School and moved to Norman, Oklahoma to attend the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!) and get a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with minors in Mathematics and General Business.
While at OU, Megan worked for the Oklahoma Mesonet, held officers positions in many student organizations, was a member of the Pride of Oklahoma Color Guard, and did weather for the on-campus newscast OU Nightly. She gained valuable forecasting and broadcast experience during her time at OU Nightly and as an intern at KTVT, the CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth.
She is an amateur radio license holder. She enjoys contesting and talking to people around the world while collecting QSL cards (confirmation of contact).
Megan is a huge football fan that will cheer her heart out for her teams. She loves her Sooner football team and her Dallas Cowboys (even when they are losing). When asked what level of football is her favorite, her response is always high school! She loves seeing kids play their hearts out because they love the game.
Megan is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.
When she isn't working, she is planning her wedding (set for June 2017), taking photographs, trying new food (and consequently working out to burn those calories), shooting at the gun range with her dad, and scrapbooking.
If you have any weather questions or just want to talk weather with Megan, feel free to send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Seger joined the FOX23 Severe Weather Team in April 2008 from KTEN-TV in Denison, TX where he forecasted the weather for southern Oklahoma and north Texas.
While at KTEN-TV, he received honorable mention for best morning newscast from the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters in 2006.
In 2007, the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters awarded Michael and the KTEN-TV morning news team as winner of the Non-Metro TV Newscast Award. Michael is also a member of the American Meteorological Society.
Michael earned a degree in Computer Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA in 1999 and he even had to evacuate from Hurricane Fran in 1996 and Hurricane Floyd in 1999. He holds a degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Valparaiso University where he was inducted into the meteorology honor society Chi Epsilon Pi. He also earned honors from the College of Adult Scholars, Alpha Sigma Lambda.
Michael is now happy to call Tulsa home. When he is not forecasting the weather for FOX23, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and friends, storm chasing, music and the arts, a round of golf, and rooting for the Indianapolis Colts.
Brad Carl joined the FOX23 Severe Weather Team as the weekend evening meteorologist in September 2016, coming from Fayetteville, AR, where his forecast focused on western Arkansas and parts of eastern Oklahoma.
Originally from Seattle, Washington, Brad has always been fascinated by science and weather. After interning at both KOMO and KCPQ in Seattle, he got his first on-air gig and the chance to sharpen his forecast skills in the mountainous terrain of Billings, Montana at KULR before taking a dive into Tornado Alley for the next three years in Northwest Arkansas.
No stranger to severe weather, while at 40/29 News, the ABC affiliate for the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas, Brad was the first from the region on the scene of the devastating EF-4 Vilonia/Mayflower tornado that struck central Arkansas in April 2014. Since then, he has covered numerous snow, ice, and severe weather events across Arkansas and is ready to take on the challenge of forecasting some of the world’s strongest storms that fire up across Oklahoma.
He is excited to call Tulsa and Green Country home. When not tracking storms, you can find Brad exploring around downtown, cheering on his University of Washington Huskies, hiking along the Arkansas River, or checking out new restaurants in town.