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Darby Bybee
Works at 40/29 News
Attended Ball State University
Lived in Lincoln, NE
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I am a meteorologist for 40/29 News, getting you ready for what's to come and keeping you safe when storms strike
Meteorologist Darby Bybee joined 40/29 News in November 2012. Darby is certified by the American Meteorological Society and joined 40/29 from KARK-TV in Little Rock. Darby is excited to forecast weather in The River Valley and Northwest Arkansas where he says he really feels at home between the Ozarks and the Plains.  "My two obsessions are storm chasing and climbing, so, I don't think there's a better spot in the country for both of those." In the last decade Darby has covered 18 states, and logged more than 50 thousand miles storm chasing. Not surprisingly, he says, "severe weather is really my specialty." Darby grew up in the country near Freedom, Indiana where his passion for the weather grew throughout childhood and eventually led him to his first internship with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis and a degree in meteorology from Ball State University.  Throughout college Darby chased severe storms in the Midwest with other students. After an internship at WISH-TV in Indianapolis Darby landed his first job in Lincoln, Nebraska at KLKN where he forecasted weekend weather and reported several days a week.  Three years in the central plains brought with it a wealth of weather knowledge, including frequent severe weather coverage. In 2011 Darby was offered a position as weekend meteorologist at KARK-TV in Little Rock where he spent more than a year fine tuning his forecasting in Arkansas.  When 40/29 came calling he says, "it was a no brainer." You can watch Darby's forecasts every Saturday on 40/29 News at 6:00, 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. and every Sunday at 5:30, 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.  Darby also reports 3 days a week for 40/29 News. Besides his love for climbing and storm chasing Darby is also a devoted dog owner.  You can find pictures of his "little girl," Tonks, by following him on Facebook and twitter.  There, you can interact with Darby, share your own pictures and follow his weather postings.
Bragging rights
I won the Cornhusker State Games Arm Wrestling Tournament (in my weight class) in 2009. Yeah, very weird, I know
  • Ball State University
    Atmospheric Sciences, 2003 - 2008
    I took all the classes I needed to go into the National Weather Service, had I chosen that path. I went the tv route instead. I'm glad I did.
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Meteorologist at 40/29 News
Forecasting, tracking severe storms when warnings are issued, reporting and arm wrestling (a useful skill on the days I'm lugging a camera around)
  • 40/29 News
    Meteorologist, 2012 - present
    With my years of forecasting experience I help the fine folks of Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley prepare for everything the weather can throw at us! My most important job is keeping our viewers safe during severe weather. Day or night, I'll be here.
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Lincoln, NE - Little Rock, AR - Muncie, IN - Spencer, IN
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