Cory Smith

Cory Smith is the weekend meteorologist/weather reporter for News15.

Title: Meteorologist
csmith@kadn.com

Cory Smith is the weekend meteorologist/weather reporter for News15.

He grew up in Tampa, Florida. After being impacted by and dealing with the 2004-2005 hurricane seasons he became very interested in weather. Flash forward a few years and he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. While in high school he was able to experience all 4 seasons which also included severe weather and snowfall. It was from here that he fell in love with weather.

Cory attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he earned a B.S. in Meteorology. After graduating he worked as the weekend meteorologist at WTAP in Parkersburg, WV for almost two years before moving to Lafayette to join the team at News15.

His favorite types of weather to forecast are severe weather as well as winter weather but he is excited at the opportunity to be back in an area to forecast and experience Tropical weather.

Outside of work, Cory is a huge fan of baseball and roots for the Tampa Bay Rays; his favorite football team is the Carolina Panthers.
Cory is also very active on social media and would love to get connected with you! Make sure to search WxCory on all social media platforms to get the latest on the weather going on in Acadiana!

Recent Posts by Cory Smith

More Records Broken in the 2020 Hurricane Season

The 2020 hurricane season continues to break records.

The 2020 Hurricane Season So Far and What to Expect

The 2020 hurricane season continues to break records. Let's break down the season and what to expect from here on.

Climate Change in Louisiana: An important topic that you should know about

Climate change is affecting Louisiana so let's go over the impacts we are seeing.

NASA Space Probe lands on Asteroid & Acadiana Night Sky

The latest space news from October 21st.

Record Breaking Tropical Season Could Have Mental Health Impacts for Louisianans

Louisiana has taken a direct hit this hurricane season and for many, this could impact their mental health and well-being.

NOAA releases 2020-2021 Winter Outlook

NOAA releases 2020-2021 Winter Outlook predicting warmer and drier conditions for the south.

Many remain in the dark across Acadiana

Power begins to be restored to Acadiana as many remain in the dark after Hurricane Delta.

Livestock Farmers prepare for Hurricane Delta's Arrival

Cattle Farmers are preparing once again for hurricane conditions here in Acadiana. With landfall expected on Friday, cattle were being sold and moved around in preparation for the storm’s arrival.

Lafayette residents prepare for Hurricane Delta

Residents of Lafayette parish are preparing ahead of impacts from Hurricane Delta.

The Moon and Mars to both be visible in the night sky this month

The Moon and Mars to both be visible in the night sky this month.

Lafayette
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 68°
New Iberia
Broken Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 72°
Ville Platte
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 64°
Abbeville
Overcast
71° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 71°
Crowley
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 63°
Saint Martinville
Broken Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 72°
Opelousas
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 64°
Low-end severe potential tonight with flooding possible over the coming days

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