While growing up in Souderton, Pennsylvania, Morning/Noon Meteorologist Alysa Carsley experienced diverse weather patterns, from hot summers to snowy winters. Her interest in weather began when she was on vacation in Disney World and Hurricane Charley moved through Florida in 2004 and she decided to pursue meteorology when Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey in 2012. After many years in the snow, she wanted to experience the warmer side of weather and decided to move and obtain a degree in meteorology at the University of South Alabama.
While attending South Alabama, Alysa became very involved in the meteorology program. She went to the GulfQuest Museum to teach children about weather using weather experiments and helped out with GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science), where she taught girls to use the green screen and to gain confidence. She also worked for the Mesonet, where she learned how to work with and repair meteorological instruments. She also interned at two news stations in Mobile: WKRG(News5) with Alan Sealls and WPMI(Local 15) with Kelly Foster.
In the fall of 2016, Alysa took her first broadcast job at WeatherVision/WXVO in Ocean Springs, Mississippi while still attending South Alabama. As their Weekend Meteorologist, she was able to produce and present weather forecasts for 10 different news stations all across the country. This gave her a look at how weather patterns work across the nation, rather than at one city. She also directed other weekend meteorologist forecast videos.
Alysa graduated the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor’s degree in meteorology and a minor in both communications and math in May 2017.
She, then, moved to West Virginia to take her first live broadcast job at WOAY-TV in July.
When Alysa is not working, she enjoys spending time and throwing the ball around with her dog, Silly. Alysa loves food and being outdoors, rain or shine! She enjoys studying the weather and keeping up to date with the weather patterns because it is always changing. No two days are the same!
You can email Alysa here.