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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

UL Ragin' Cajun Golf Team Gives Back to Supporter

Ragin' Cajun Golf team gifts car to long time supporter.

Ongoing Work to Keep the Vermillion River Clean

One local organization is working to keep the Vermillion River clean.

Group at UL Lafayette Working on Flooding Forecast Model

Group at UL Lafayette Working on Flooding Forecast Model

Climate Change Takes Center Stage This Earth Day

Over 40 countries meet on Earth Day to talk about Climate Change

A New "Normal" When it Comes to Weather

NOAA will be updating the climate normals in the next 2 weeks, we have a preview of what to expect.

The Significance of 2 EF3 Tornadoes Over the Past Year

Over the past year, Acadiana has seen 2 EF3 tornadoes. Is this normal, and there are reasons it has happened?

Flooding Ongoing in Lower St. Martin Parish

Flooding Ongoing in Lower St. Martin Parish as homes are surrounded by water.

Staying Safe When Strong Storms Hit

Talking to local officials about the importance of staying safe during bad weather.

Lafayette Science Museum Reopens This Weekend

Lafayette Science Museum Reopens This Weekend

NASA Receives First Weather Reports from Perseverance Rover

Weather data is coming in from the Martian rover and will help give insight into the planet's climate and weather patterns.

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New Iberia
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Ville Platte
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Abbeville
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Crowley
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