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Sarah Fortner

Sarah is a meteorologist for THV11, who returned in 2019 after a 3-year hiatus in the Carolinas.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Sarah came back on board in August of 2019, after a 3-year hiatus in the Carolinas. Initially a weekend meteorologist for THV11, Sarah now covers the forecast weekdays at Noon & 630Central.

Growing up in Florida—summers for Sarah were spent dodging afternoon thunderstorms and watching for hurricanes. Since childhood, the weather has been a part of her life. Her family grew potatoes for potato chips in Hastings, Fla.

From the significant Christmas snowfall in 2012 to the April 2014 Tornado Outbreak, Sarah has been around for quite a few monumental weather events, and while in the Carolinas, Sarah covered inland flooding from Hurricane Matthew, Hurricane Florence, and Hurricane Michael. Sarah made game-time producing decisions in the Emmy-nominated coverage of Hurricane Florence Landfall.

Community leadership revolves around service for others; ie, Komen Race for the Cure Emcee, “GO RED” Luncheon fundraising Committee, Alzheimer’s Assoc. Volunteer, American Cancer Society Local Chapter Council, Junior League of Charlotte, and Junior League of Greenville.

She went to Florida State University to earn a degree in Meteorology along with minors in Communication, Mathematics, and Physics. She was active in Younglife, Campus Crusade for Christ, Sail Club, and the Phi Mu Sorority.

Doing anything outside is what fills her free time--especially anything she can do with her yellow lab, Knox, and her Golden Retriever, Major. Sarah and her husband love all Arkansas has to offer, especially duck hunting and fishing!

Weather questions or concerns? Find her on Facebook or Twitter -- odds are she’ll already be there, tweeting up a storm!