Evan Chickvara

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Evan Chickvara Bio

My initial interest in weather began as a result of several significant events, the first being Hurricane Floyd in 1999. I recall being terrified of the shear size of the storm as I watched the outer bands approach. This fear was quickly replaced by curiosity and interest. The Weather Channel was my favorite program to watch and became my source of entertainment and education about the weather. My interest grew as I went through high school where I had the oppritunity to take a course in Meteorology, which is when I decided to persue the field further. This led me to Mississippi State and the beginning of what I hope is a long and successful career in the field.

In 2011, the devastating Super Outbreak on April 28 leveled the city of Tuscaloosa. My fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, travled to Tuscaloosa where we assisted in relief efforts in any way possible. This life changing experience opened my eyes to the true power of nature and the destruction it can cause as well as a new perspective on tornadoes. On April 27, 2014, professors, fellow classmates and I embarked on a storm chase that bore us wittness to yet another tragedy in Louisville Mississippi. Both experiences changed my life by exposing the bitter reality left behind long after the storm had passed and how it forever changed the lives of people within these cities. It stressed the importance a broadcast meteorologist serves to the community and the ability to get in front of a camera and save lives.

In addition to my passion for weather, I'm an avid fan of Braves baseball and Mississippi State Athletics. I also enjoy anything outdoors especially fishing, camping and river floating.

Sports Headlines

Posted: 12/09/2017 - Troy tied the Sun Belt Conference record for points in a game and set an NCAA record with 81 points in the first half throttling Montevallo, 130-50, in Trojan Arena on Saturday.

Posted: 12/07/2017 - Troy University Director of Athletics Jeremy McClain and the Troy University Sports Hall of Fame Committee announced Thursday the members of the seventh induction class into the Troy University Sports Hall of Fame. The eight new inductees will be enshrined in a special ceremony on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Posted: 12/06/2017 - Willie Taggart was introduced as the 11th head coach in Florida State history on Wednesday as he returns to the Sunshine State after one season at Oregon.

Posted: 12/06/2017 - After leading Troy to consecutive 10-win seasons and the school’s sixth Sun Conference championship, head coach Neal Brown has been named the Sun Belt Coach of the Year, the league office announced Wednesday. Additionally, one of the most dynamic all-purpose threats in the country, true freshman Marcus Jones has been named the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year.

Posted: 12/05/2017 - Willie Taggart is returning to the Sunshine State, this time as head football coach at Florida State.