Brittany Rainey

Brittany is a certified broadcast meteorologist who grew up in Florida watching FOX 13. She got up an hour early before school just to watch the news and especially the weather. She was fascinated by the strong afternoon storms brought on by the sea breeze. During hurricane season she was glued to the television, watching the meteorologists track the storm’s path and their development. Ever since then she has worked to become a meteorologist. 

After receiving her International Baccalaureate diploma from Palm Harbor University High School, she headed north to Tallahassee. There, she attended Florida State University. She graduated in three years with her Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a minor in mathematics. 

Following graduation, she headed out west to Missoula, Montana for her first job, working as the weekend meteorologist. Having spent her entire life in Florida, the blizzards, 40-degrees-below-zero wind chills, and copious amounts of snow were quite the adjustment. After spending a year walking on sheets of ice to get to her car, having her dog disappear in the snow, and not being able to wear enough layers to get warm, she moved a little further south. 

Her next stop was in Hastings, Nebraska. She spent the next two years in the plains forecasting every manner of weather from blizzards to tornados. She started as the weekend meteorologist then moved into the weekday evening position. 

From there she moved to Huntington, West Virginia as the weekend meteorologist. She covered weather for the entire state, putting together separate forecasts for four different regions each weekend. 

She moved back to Tornado Alley and landed in Tulsa, Oklahoma for three years. She spent most of the spring seasons in the weather center with her team covering tornados for hours at a time. During quiet weather she got to be a part of some incredible events; including driving the lead car in the Mid America Ford Shelby Nationals on cruise night, playing a walk on role during Shakespeare in the Park, and helping out with the Philbrook Museum’s Festival of Trees. 

Brittany most recently worked in Indianapolis, Indiana and got to witness for the 100th running of the Indy 500. She is thrilled to finally be home again, surrounded by family and sunshine! You can find Brittany out bike riding with her little dog, a sassy Italian greyhound/Manchester terrier mix named Squiggy. She also loves to do yoga, bake, watch movies and, of course, shop. 

You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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