Sam Lucey is the Weekend Meteorologist on KNOE 8 News Weekends.
I grew up just north of Minneapolis-St. Paul in Minnesota, which we also affectionately call the "Twin Cities".
I first fell in love with weather when I was 7 years old, just a few months after seeing the movie Twister, when a tornado warned system passed within 1/2 of a mile of my house and straight-line winds knocked down several very large oak trees in our backyard and dropped penny sized hail.
I began pursuing my degree right out of high school when I attended St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN. I decided the cold was no longer for me though, and I transferred to The University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. I graduated after 3 years and have made it to a new and warmer "Twin Cities" here in Monroe.
I am excited to be a part of the KNOE community and I look forward to bringing you the forecast on weekends and weather-related news stories weekdays.