Brigit is excited to call St. Louis home after already being a Missouri resident for the past six years. While obtaining her bachelor’s degree of atmospheric science from the University of Missouri, Brigit worked at the ABC affiliate (KMIZ) in Columbia, working behind the scenes as a production assistant. Upon graduation, she was promoted to the morning meteorologist position at KMIZ.
Along with studying at Mizzou, Brigit was able to study abroad at the University of Reading in England, which is known worldwide for it’s top-ranked meteorology program.
Being from Nebraska, Brigit has dealt with severe weather her entire life. At a young age, she remembers her mom telling her about the 1975 tornado that hit Omaha and destroyed the street of their family business. Ever since then, she has always had a curiosity for severe weather.
When Brigit is not forecasting she loves to spend time with friends, cook, visit family in Omaha, travel, and take her dog Bentley on walks.
GRAFTON, Ill. – The Loading Dock opens its fifth season of Winter Wonderland this weekend, as the flea market area will be transformed into a cozy escape with an ice-skating rink. Roughly seven months ago, the Winter Wonderland would’ve been underwater. With months of revenue lost due to closing the restaurant from April to June, profits during the winter months will help. Peter Allen, co-owner of the Loading Dock, said people came out in force after they reopened in late […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Steinberg Skating Rink opened Friday for the first time this season. With the winter weather this week, it seems like the rink’s opening right on cue. The Forest Park skating rink is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The rink will remain open until March 1. Some other local rinks have not yet opened for the season. Keep in mind, Shaw Park […]
MADISON, IL – November 14 is Guinness World Record Day. One local man’s determination to set a world record is helping out a local hospital. On Thursday, Craftsmen Industries, Inc. attempted to set a Guinness World Record at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway for the World’s Fastest Radio Flyer Wagon. The wagon went 30mph and did set the record! The idea started with Kevin Schaller of Craftsman Industries. He wanted to give back to a hospital that gave him […]
CALLAWAY COUNTY, Mo. – Woods Basement System Storm Runner is live on Interstate 70 near Kingdom City. Meteorologist Brigit Mahoney reports traffic headed north is moving slowly with minor accumulation on the shoulder. Areas north of I-70 may see over 1″. Highest totals look up to 1.5″ – 2″. Grassy surfaces and elevated areas could see up to 1″ of snow. This will not cause major problems, but it will likely be a slow go through the day. Allow extra time as […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The change of the clocks may mean the change of your mood. With winter looming, it’s getting darker earlier and colder faster. Leading to a bigger problem – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a common type of depression where your mood changes with the weather. Michelle Petrosky, SSM Health Director of Nursing for Behavior Health Nursing, sees an uptick in the illness this time of year. “Those days that you just don’t want to get out of […]
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – The kids and parents will be working hard this evening for the candy as we deal with wind chills in the 20s. If you want to skip the long walk around the neighborhood, the St. Charles County Police Department is hosting its first community trunk-or-treat. It’s a one-stop-shop with 35 decorated vehicles giving away candy from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight. This weather may come as a shock to us as we spend time […]
COLUMBIA, Ill. – Disbelief for homeowner Deborah Reynolds, whose home exploded Friday morning in Columbia, Illinois. Reynolds was not in the house at the time but her partner, Eddy Hayes, was. “He said he felt the floor come up under his feet and all of the sudden, the walls blew out,” Reynolds said. Minutes after he woke up to turn on the furnace, Hayes said he heard an explosion. He was in the bathroom at the time, enclosed by walls, […]
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – Driving through the bi-state region, it may not look like it typically does in mid-to-late October. In St. Louis, fall foliage has been slow to progress. Across the metro area, fall hues are still hit and miss. Red and yellow colors across our northern counties like St. Charles and Lincoln are becoming more consistent. As for our southern counties like Crawford and Washington, they are still seeing mostly green. We have seen a couple of […]
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – ‘Tis the season for bugs to make your home, their home. Gary Rottler with Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions said he’s noticed an uptick in stink bugs across the area. If you don’t see them flying around, you may notice their smell. The smelly bug traditionally lives outdoors during the spring, summer and fall months but, like many of us, they don’t like the cold. “Like any pest they sense mother nature changing,” Rottler said. “They […]
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Fall weather has returned to the St. Louis region. With the oppressive heat early in the fall season, local pumpkin patches have seen less business. Spring, summer, and fall impacted Thies Farm in Maryland Heights. The normal pumpkin field was flooded earlier in the year thanks to the heavy spring rain. They had to use different land to grow the pumpkins, a bit further away. In the end, the crop did well and there are plenty of pumpkins to choose […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Tuesday is another record-breaking day with high temperatures rising into the mid-90s and heat indices in the triple digits. We hear heat index all the time but there’s actually another measurement that all schools use across the state to make sure students are staying safe. That’s the wet-bulb globe temperature. This is similar to the heat index but instead of factoring just temp and humidity, the wet-bulb globe temp takes into account the wind, sun […]
ST. LOUIS – The heat is not stopping St. Louisans from the grand opening of the St. Louis Wheel at Union Station. The 200-foot tall attraction was supposed to be open for business starting October 1. According to officials, the opening date will take place one day sooner, on September 30, 2019. Even in the heat, the gondolas allow for the perfect atmosphere to view the city. “All 42 gondolas are completely enclosed. They are climate-controlled; so heated in the […]