Meteorologist Vernon Turner, a North Carolina native, has lived in many parts of the country, but was drawn back home by family and the state’s beautiful landscapes and dynamic weather.

Vernon’s travels have included jobs in Hawaii, Mississippi, and Alabama. After years chasing storms across the South, this N.C. State alum joined the Spectrum News team in North Carolina in 2018.

With a special interest in severe weather preparedness, Vernon knows a thing or two about the importance of being a calm voice within the storm.

While Vernon began working for Spectrum News in 2018, his passion for weather coverage began long before that. Citing 1999’s Hurricane Floyd as a pivotal event in sparking this interest, Vernon has always had an appreciation for informative reporting prior to a storm. Returning home to Raleigh and helping the community he cares for so deeply prepare for impending severe weather has been one of the highlights of Vernon’s career.

When he’s not providing viewers with the weather forecast, you can find Vernon spending time with friends and family or giving back to his community. Vernon regularly visits schools to talk to kids about severe weather safety and preparedness. On his time off, he’s usually trying out one of the area’s new restaurants, attending a live show, or training on the soccer field. However, if you listen closely, you just might find him with one of the many instruments he knows how to play. The trumpet is his favorite!

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