Brad Hlozek

Brad Hlozek

KTRE Chief Meteorologist

Brad Hlozek joined the East Texas Weather Team in March 2006 as the Weekend Meteorologist. He became KTRE's Chief Meteorologist in December of 2008, and continues to provide East Texans with an accurate, and informed weather forecast each weeknight at 5, 6, and 10 p.m.

A graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, Brad received a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology in December of 2005. While at A&M, Brad had the exciting opportunity to storm chase. Although he never saw a tornado, the experiences of observing the radar and the storm structures while out in the field, was a great teaching tool.

One of Brad's most memorable experiences so far was covering Hurricane Ike when it came through East Texas on September 13, 2008. In working around the clock, he realized that covering a hurricane was both exhilarating, and exhausting at the same time.

On a lighter note, the Easter snow event in April of 2007 was quite remarkable for East Texans considering it was the latest snowfall to ever fall in East Texas for the early part of spring. Several inches of snow fell and stuck to the ground, leading to a "White Easter" for many across the Texas Forest Country.

Brad's experiences before he came to KTRE-TV included internships with Chief Meteorologist Tim Heller at KTRK (ABC 13) in Houston, Texas during the summer of 2004 and with Chief Meteorologist Bob French at in Bryan College Station, Texas in the summer and fall of 2005.

The Woodlands, Texas, is the place Brad calls home. He moved there in the late summer of 1992 and has seen the area grow in size and numbers ever since.  He says the pine trees in Lufkin remind him of the pine trees and woods back home.

Recent Articles by Brad

Keep the rain gear handy. Another good shot of rain and storms on Tuesday afternoon.

Heat still expected to hang tough this weekend across the Piney Woods

Dangerous heat levels prompt heat advisories for many East Texas counties

A First Alert Weather Day declared for overnight Wednesday, early Thursday morning

First Alert Weather Day in effect for Wednesday night, Thursday morning

A slight chance of mid-week storms. Otherwise, feeling like summer.

A little fog possible overnight; otherwise, remaining warm and humid with slight rain chances

Scattered downpours back on the menu for the Piney Woods this Father’s Day weekend

Winds of change will bring back the humidity, rain chances to East Texas

A couple of more day with low humidity before changes arrive this weekend

Getting a nice reprieve from the humidity in mid-June

June cold fronts to offer a summer treat and a break from the humidity

A warm, but dry First Alert weekend forecast on tap for the Piney Woods

Do not put away those umbrellas just yet. Rain showers to persist through Friday.

First Alert: Keep the rain gear handy. More rain and a few storms likely on Thursday.

Tropical downpours means heavy rainfall likely the next few days

First Alert: An influx of tropical moisture will enhance our rain chances this week

Slight chances of daily downpours in your First Alert forecast

A weak cold front to provide us with some rain chances to round out the week

An approaching cold front will bring back some rain and storm chances to the Piney Woods

Remaining warm and humid with rain chances returning this week

Remaining warm, humid, and mainly dry for the Memorial Day observance weekend

High pressure to keep us warm, humid, and mainly dry through the holiday weekend

Feeling like early summer throughout the Piney Woods

Drying out and warming up with humid conditions in the days ahead

A modest chance for rain and storms on Tuesday

A First Alert Weather Day remains in effect for Saturday

A First Alert Weather Day still in place for Saturday

Warming up and becoming more humid. A First Alert Weather Day declared for Saturday.

First Alert: Lots of sunshine on the menu before rain and storm chances arrive this weekend