HOUSTON - Have you met our new ABC13 meteorologist?
Meteorologist Collin Myers, well known for tracking showers and storms in Austin, has joined the KTRK-TV weekend morning team.
ABC13 Meteorologist Elita Loresca handed off the reins to the weather center to Collin last weekend. She will be moving to weekday afternoons, so no worries. Elita's not going anywhere!
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Here's five things you probably didn't know about Collin:
He spotted his first tornado at age 3
Collin hails from Kansas City, where he says he ran outside on his family's porch to watch a twister after it touched down near his home. "My parents had to drag me inside," he says, with a laugh.
Collin loves dogs
Our new meteorologist is the proud father of a lab mix he adopted before coming Houston. But, he's going to have a full house soon, with plans to adopt a 6-week-old husky/shepherd mix.
We'll say it: He's pretty well read
Collin studied engineering, aerospace technology and meteorology at the University of Oklahoma.
He's chased tornadoes, too
The little boy drawn to the storm ended up chasing some tornadoes. He spent the spring in west Texas, where he tracked twisters through Abilene and Sweetwater!
Collin loves football
While he has adopted Texans as his new favorite team, he says he loves watching college ball and has been an NFL fan for years.
"I'm a lone ranger, moving to Texas," Collin said. "I'm never going to move away."
He says he's looking forward to exploring the Houston scene, and yes, he'll be matching with Chauncy and Mayra.
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