Trey Tonnessen joined the Storm Tracker Weather Team in January of 2022. He grew up in central Arkansas, an area that experiences various forms of severe weather. It was the devastating outbreak of April 27/28, 2014, which prompted a visit from the President; that further sealed his lifelong dream of pursuing a career in broadcast meteorology.
Tonnessen declined to continue in his athletic career as a track sprinter; to transfer colleges out of Arkansas to what he calls "The Process" for Broadcast Meteorologists, Mississippi State University. At any given moment 2/3 of all weathercasters on TV have attended MSU at some point. Trey says the opportunity to help save the lives of those who may not have the tools or weather knowledge necessary to protect themselves from mother nature's rage; is what ultimately pushed him completely into the weather enterprise. Tonnessen is finishing the last few classes online; to complete his bachelor's of geosciences - in Broadcast/Professional Meteorology at Mississippi State University. He ultimately landed in Helena with hopes of learning from Chief Meteorologist Curtis Greventiz, who has extensive knowledge of Montana geography/history. After a while of appearing on evening newscasts, Trey shifted to the morning show to brighten your mornings as you head off to work. "Great men are not born great, they grow great."