Scotty Powell is the Host of Carolina Weather Group. He is a Burke County, North Carolina native who holds a degree from Appalachian State University in Elementary Education and a minor in Science.
Scotty brings to the team many years of experience in the field of meteorology. He is the Vice President and Senior Meteorologist with Foothills Weather Network. Scotty also serves as the Education Director for FWN and conducts numerous classroom presentations each year. He has trained in Event Weather Safety, Storm Damage Assessment with the National Weather Service, and has attended numerous severe weather trainings. In addition to spending time as a Consultant Meteorologist and training in the field, Scotty also advises Emergency Management offices on adverse weather, making it a point to be onsite during dangerous weather situations. He has assisted Emergency Management with flood planning, has helped organize disaster response teams with Samaritan’s Purse, and has been an asset in covering the Eastern Burke tornado and numerous winter storms. Scotty has served as a contributor to the National Tornado Summit and serves in the capacity of Official Meteorologist for both the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Hickory Crawdads.
In his free time, he enjoys sports of all sorts, golfing, cooking, and traveling. He is an avid Carolina Panther and Florida Gator fan.