Award winning meteorologist Alan Rose joins the First Alert5 weather team from Santa Barbara, California. He can be seen weekend evenings on News5, and during the week either filling in or reporting on weather stories that matter to you.

Alan spent the past 14 years as the Chief Meteorologist with the ABC and FOX affiliates in Santa Barbara. While in California, he covered many natural disasters, including raging wildfires and powerful Pacific storms. The most memorable moment being the back-to-back disasters from 2017-18. The Thomas Fire ravaged parts Santa Barbara and Ventura counties for more than a month, with his station providing around-the-clock news and weather coverage. Immediately after the fire was the deadly Montecito mudslide, a horrific tragedy that rattled the beautiful South Coast community with more than two dozen people lost. Prior to Santa Barbara, he worked as a meteorologist in Columbus, Mississippi.

Alan was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and attended college at the University of Alabama. He received his degree in Communications while competing as a student athlete on the university's swimming and diving team. Alan competed as a springboard and platform diver, representing the university on the national stage. Following his graduation from Bama, he went on to earn his graduate degree in Geosciences from Mississippi State University.

Alan is excited to have found his new home in beautiful Southern Colorado. As an avid skier, it's a dream come true to live so close to the mountains. In his downtime, Alan says that he plans to explore the state, from skiing to hiking to visiting the many breweries. He's also eager to get involved in the community while taking on the challenge of working in one of the most diverse climates in the country.

Contact Alan at Alan.Rose@koaa.com .

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