Kari Hall is a full time evening meteorologist at News 12 Connecticut. Kari grew up in Louisville, KY, where the mixed bag of Midwestern weather piqued her interest at a very early age. From droughts to floods and snowstorms to tornadoes, Kari wanted to know about it all and began to read books and study the weather. "I never wanted to do anything else besides being a meteorologist. I'm fortunate to be able to surround myself with weather every day, and be challenged with trying figure out what the weather will do next."
After earning a B.S. in Geoscience with an emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology at Mississippi State University, Kari got her first job in Lafayette, LA. "My first experience with a hurricane was Katrina in 2005. I couldn't believe the way history unfolded. The devastation was far worse that anyone could have forecasted. And just when I thought something like that would take a long time to happen again, three weeks later, Hurricane Rita made a direct hit on southwestern Louisiana." That hurricane season produced 28 named storms and broke many records. After spending six years in Louisiana, Kari moved back to her home state of Kentucky to forecast tornadoes and snowstorms in Lexington.
The draw of experiencing a new climate brings Kari to News 12 Connecticut. In her free time, Kari enjoys being outdoors, traveling, Zumba dancing, and cooking. She is married and has a toddler son. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and has a seal of approval from the National Weather Association. "LIKE" her page on Facebook and Twitter for weather updates.