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CT Thongklin

C.T. Thongklin (pronounced Tonk-linn) is the Morning Meteorologist you can find Monday through Friday on Action 3 News Live This Morning and Midday and also on CD 105.9.  He has been with KMTV since March of 2003.
He is a current member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA). In May 2003, he was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval for Television Weathercasting.  Before coming to Action 3 News, C.T. worked for KMIZ-TV in Columbia, MO, for 6 years, of which nearly 5 years was on air as a weathercaster, while being a full-time college student.  He is also a contributor for The Weather Channel's evening weather show, Abrams & Bettes.

C.T. holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Soil and Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia, awarded to him in 2002.  He is a very loyal Missouri Tigers fan and proudly supports the Tigers of the Corn, the University of Missouri Alumni Association's Omaha chapter.

His interest in weather began around the age of 3, when he became terrified of frequent summertime thunderstorms producing vivid lightning and loud thunder. From that time, his fear "sparked" a lifelong interest in weather, by eagerly reading weather books in elementary school and writing Bryan Busby, the Chief Meteorologist at KMBC-TV in Kansas City, while in middle school.  Bryan replied and has since served as a mentor and personal friend, helping C.T. follow through his meteorology degree and giving him encouragement when struggling with calculus.  Bryan has also nurtured dozens of weather-inclined students from the Kansas City area, including Action 3 News Chief Meteorologist Ryan McPike.  Bryan's group of weather prodigies, popularly known as the Busby Flock, can successfully be found in many TV markets across the U.S.

C.T. combines his meteorology with technological interests, by holding a ham radio license. His FCC call sign is WXØD, which allows him to use his amateur band two-way radios to report severe weather observations to the National Weather Service. To promote the hobby of ham radio, he holds an accreditation for being a Volunteer Examiner (VE) for the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). He has been chasing storms since 1997, and saw his first tornado near Tonganoxie, KS, during the 4 May 2003 severe weather outbreak.

In his spare time, C.T. enjoys bicycling on Omaha's extensive trail system for both recreation and exercise, and loves to cook, including Thai dishes he learned from his dad.

If you have any comments or questions about weather or music, you can contact him at ct@action3news.com.

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