Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley joined the KBTX weather team in October of 2009. Being a former KBTX intern, after graduating from Texas A&M University in 2007 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Meteorology, Shel took off to the CBS affiliate in Amarillo. Since returning, nothing makes him happier than to call the Brazos Valley, Aggieland, and Bryan / College Station home.
As a child, Shel was terrified of severe weather and tornadoes. However, several years and small Texas towns later, that fear transformed into a passion and he has been hooked on weather ever since. Shel's meteorology dreams started out as he entered college with the ambitions of becoming a meteorologist and a storm chaser, and he has hit the ground running ever since.
Shel feels privileged to be a part of the KBTX weather team as well as being able to bring you the weather everyday. His goal, before retirement, is to have the opportunity to fly through the eye of a hurricane.
He and his wife Elizabeth recently saw their family grow by one with the birth of their firstborn daughter. Shel always looks forward to hearing and meeting folks from across the area and continues to look for new ways to be involved in and give back to the community. Feel free to reach out by email, Twitter, Facebook -- or if any of those won't work, ol' fashioned messenger pigeon.