Carrie has been at WLOX since September of 2002. She worked long, arduous hours during Katrina, like most South Mississippians who had to work the storm. Her work earned her and the entire WLOX crew a Peabody and Emmy.
"It's hard to believe it's been 10 years. In a strange way, I'm glad Katrina happened. It really cemented my place here in South Mississippi, It made me put roots down. I met my husband, and now, we have a happy, healthy baby boy. I just couldn't have imagined my life any better than how it's turned out."
Carrie Duncan started her television career in 1998 at WSEE in Erie, Pennsylvania. During that winter, 111 inches of snow fell.
"Being from Mississippi, I'd never seen that much snow before in my life. It didn't stop for three weeks straight!"
Carrie grew up in Starkville, where she went to high school and college. She attended Mississippi State University where she received her BS in Geosciences with an emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology.
Throughout her career, she has worked a blizzard in Erie, hurricanes and floods in NC and many tropical storms and hurricanes here in South Mississippi. During her college years at MSU, she was a member of the Chase Team where she chased tornados with classmates.
Carrie is the youngest of four girls. She has eight nieces and two nephews! I LOVE my family!
"Family is of the utmost importance to me. My parents have been married for over 45 years, and they have been such an example for me. Family was a huge factor in my decision to move back home to my home state of Mississippi."
In her off time, Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband, family & friends; going to the beach; shopping; crafting and doing most anything outdoors.
Carrie and her husband have two boys, and a rescue dog.
We are going to see fog again tonight. There is a Dense Fog Advisory in effect for South Mississippi tonight. Be careful on the roads. We are also going to see scattered showers through tonight and tomorrow.
We are feeling much colder today! The heaviest of the rain has moved to our east. We might still see a few light showers passing through South Mississippi through the day today, so keep your umbrella handy. Tonight, lows are going to fall into the 30s for much of South Mississippi.
We are going to see increasing clouds overnight and rain moving into South Mississippi tomorrow, though rain chances are lowest tomorrow at 30%. Rain chances will be highest for Wednesday, and we will also see a slight risk for severe storms.
Old Man Winter decided to come back for a visit. Freezing temperatures are expected tonight and even tomorrow night in South Mississippi. Lows will be in the mid to upper 20 inland and low 30s along the coast. Be sure to dress for winter tomorrow.
There is a Dense Fog Advisory until 10 AM. Visibility is less than a quarter of mile in many areas. Take it slow and drive safely this morning.A weak front is moving toward South Mississippi and will bring us an increase in rain chances through today.
We are going to see the fog continue to mix out as our temperatures warm into the afternoon hours. Highs will be in the 70s, and it will be warm and muggy. We will see some of the fog sticking around along the coast today and over the coastal waters. We could see some isolated showers today, too.
There is another Dense Fog Advisory in effect until noon tomorrow. Be careful on the roads. Make sure you have your lights on, so other motorists can see you. Lights on, on low beam for best visibility.
It was a foggy day, and that fog will stick around tonight. There is a Dense Fog Advisory in effect for all of South Mississippi until 9 AM tomorrow morning. Be careful on the roads. Make sure you have your lights on, so other motorists can see you. Lights on, on low beam for best visibility.
Change is on the way. We are going to be cool tonight, but it will not be nearly as cold as last night. A southerly flow has already started ushering in more moderate temperatures and slightly higher humidity. We expect increasing clouds on Thursday and a few afternoon showers.
There is a slight risk for strong to severe thunderstorms on Thursday in South Mississippi. The main threat will be isolated strong wind gusts. There is a very low risk for tornadoes. A strong southerly flow, increase in humidity and increase in temperatures is expected ahead of the cold front.
This nice weather will stick around for a day or two, but rain is on the way. New Year’s Eve looks dry and cool. New Year’s Day will see an increase in clouds, and you’ll need your umbrella on Thursday.