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Ryan Mahan

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Born in Tennessee, raised in Arkansas, and now a resident of Mississippi, Ryan Mahan is proud to be a Southerner and to belong to this community. A former student of Millsaps and a graduate of the University of South Alabama, he now has a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with a focus in Broadcast. Ryan’s passion for weather began in 2005 after witnessing the destruction that Hurricane Katrina had on his family and home. With nothing but a point-and-shoot digital camera in hand, he walked miles up and down the Coast to document the tragedy and its effects on the area and people around him. Using social media, he posted the photos and the stories behind them. The reaction from his peers inspired him to pursue a career doing what had up until then been a hobby. He loves working for WXXV because he feels it is the best opportunity he has to connect with the locals to whom he delivers the weather. He truly enjoys sharing his knowledge with those curious to learn more, particularly young students who express an interest in science and weather. One way he shares his enthusiasm is by getting involved in the scholastic educational process; he has judged several science fairs, talent shows, and pageants at local coast schools. He can also be found visiting several elementary school classes, hopefully turning your children future meteorologists. Ryan is a self-proclaimed geeky nerd. He loves all things sci-fi, and can usually be found watching his favorite cartoons on Adult Swim or playing any one of his array of video game consoles. He says he’s lucky that his high-school teacher wife puts up with him. They have a small bevy of furry children, but he really enjoys spending time with his two nieces, Claire and Elly, the latter of whom has made a few appearances on the network alongside him delivering the weather. You can follow Ryan on the following social media platforms: Facebook: @wxxvmahan Twitter: @wxxvryan

05/14 Ryan’s “Sunny & Warm” Friday Night Forecast

Nice and warm during the day while slightly cooler at night, but warmer, more humid, and eventually cloudy days are on the way.

05/10 Ryan’s “Muggy” Monday Night Forecast

Another warm, humid, and wet start to the week, though it will finish much more on the dry and sunny side as last week did....

05/06 Ryan’s “Much Cooler” Thursday Night Forecast

We're heading into a nearly perfect weekend after an amazing end to the week, but sadly it won't last forever....

05/05 Ryan’s “Drying Out” Wednesday Evening Forecast

It has been quite humid for the last few days, but slightly cooler and drier air is moving in just in time for the weekend.

05/04 Ryan’s “Wet, Rainy” Tuesday Night Forecast

First line of storms passed through without any severe weather and the threat has diminished, but we'll still see at least a few thunderstorms through the night.

05/03 Ryan’s “Muggy May” Monday Night Forecast

Slightly cooler and drier over the weekend, but we're right back where we started with lows in the mid 70s and patchy morning fog....

04/30 Ryan’s “Finally Cooling” Friday Night Forecast

Finally saw our rain moving in earlier today, and now the clouds will slowly clear through the night as things cool and dry....

04/29 Ryan’s “Warmest” Thursday Night Forecast

We've gotten as warm as we're going to this week as the thermometer begins to fall in the days ahead. It just won't be by very much....

04/28 Ryan’s “Warmer, Humid” Wednesday Night Forecast

Another warm, humid night ahead as moisture continues to pile up ahead of an end-of-week front.

04/27 Ryan’s “Foggy” Tuesday Night Forecast

Another foggy night ahead as a slow moving front piles up moisture in the South MS area, with little change until the weekend.

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