Carl Rippy has been fascinated with weather since a very young age when lightning struck very close to him and his father during a summer storm in south central Idaho. Weather has been a key element in all that Carl has done, whether it has been in agriculture, ranching, heavy construction or demolition.
As a young man Carl looked up to the local meteorologist’s and always secretly wanted to be a weatherman, he is now living his dream.
Carl’s passion for weather came together when an internship opened up in the weather center at WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville, Tennessee. The following year his full time television weather career began in West Texas at the NBC affiliate in Midland. Carl spent a year tracking severe weather, enduring record heat, record cold and record drought conditions along with extreme fire weather concerns both in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico.
In October of 2011, a job opened up at KTRV in Boise, Idaho and Carl made the move back to his home state as a weekend weather anchor. Two months later KTRV ceased their news operations and both Carl and his good friend Dan Hawk were looking for their next TV jobs, both of them landed with us here at KNOP and we couldn’t be happier.
When Carl is not at work you can find him at the gym, the library, at church, on the lake water skiing or riding of his dirt bike or Harley. Carl loves to explore our viewing area from the back of his steel horse and really enjoys meeting his viewers. He is very glad to be here and looks forward to forecasting Greater Nebraska’s weather.
Carl is proud to lead the weather team at KNOP, you can catch him weeknights at 6 and 10 p.m. Carl loves to share the weather with our viewers, whether it is with a smile during sunny weather or a calm voice during severe storms.