Kara joined the KLST News team in September 2017 as a weekend meteorologist. She traveled from Virginia to start her position in San Angelo, TX.

Raised in Mechanicsville, VA, Kara’s interest in weather stemmed from watching the Weather Channel and tracking tropical systems in the Atlantic at an early age. That is how her passion for weather sparked, and she loves to study tropical meteorology.

After high school, she attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville and earned her Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences with a Concentration in Broadcasting.

During her free time, she enjoys cooking, dancing, watching movies, taking care of her plants, and crafting.She is excited to start her career in San Angelo, and looks forward to the adventures and opportunities it will bring.

If you have any weather questions, please send them to Kara at kthompson@klst.net and follow her on Twitter @kthompson_klst