Gary Amble

Gary Amble

Meteorologist at KCTV

Location:
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, United States
Company:
KCTV
HQ Phone:
(913) 677-5555

General Information

Experience

Meteorologist - Meredith Corporation

Meteorologist - WHO-TV

Education

degree - atmospheric science , University of Kansas

Affiliations

Member - American Meteorological Society

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Gary Amble - KCTV5

Gary Amble joined KCTV5 in June 1994.
Prior to joining KCTV5, Gary spent time as the main weather anchor for WHO-TV, Des Moines; morning meteorologist, KFDA, Amarillo; weekend weathercaster KSNT, Topeka; and chief weathercaster, Cable 6, Lawrence. He received his formal education at the University of Kansas in Lawrence and graduated in 1987 with a degree in atmospheric science. Before arriving at KU, Gary ran track at Allen County Community College and Pittsburg State University. Gary has been awarded the seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society and is currently an AMS member. He notes one of the highlights of his career to be the flood of 1993 in Des Moines, when he worked nearly 22 hours straight on the air! Gary enjoys spending time with his wife Lori and children, Kirsten and Tyler. Favorite pastimes include, watching KU football and basketball, and playing softball. Gary also enjoys hunting and fishing. Gary and his family reside in Shawnee.

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Face to Face | Shawnee Dispatch

Gary Amble, a meteorologist for KCTV 5, is proud to call Shawnee home.

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Face to Face: Gary Amble | Shawnee Dispatch

Gary Amble, a meteorologist for KCTV 5, is proud to call Shawnee home.
Gary Amble, a meteorologist for KCTV 5, is proud to call Shawnee home. Fresh from Des Moines, Amble and his wife settled down in Shawnee in 1994 because they wanted their children to be educated in the Shawnee Mission School District. Plus, they fell in love with the city's small-town vibe. Amble says the move is one of the best decisions he's ever made. "Not to say that other communities aren't great, but Shawnee is a very comfortable town," he said. And when Amble goes to work every week, it's not just to recite the temperature on television. He spends half his time working with very advanced technological equipment to determine an accurate forecast for the Kansas City area. "It's all mathematics when you describe the atmosphere, it gets pretty complicated," said Amble, who graduated with a degree in atmospheric science from the University of Kansas in 1987. "It involves a lot of physics too. There's an art to forecasting because you have to study data and use your experience and intuition to determine accuracy." While it's exciting to get dressed up and talk in front of a camera, Amble said one of his favorite aspects of the job is running into viewers outside the television station. Whether he's at the grocery store, or enjoying dinner with his wife, he often gets approached by viewers who want to say hi, or even want to ask about the weather. He doesn't mind at all. "I enjoy meeting people because those are the ones I'm talking to when I look in the camera," he said.

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