KGBT is mourning the loss of one of its young meteorologists.
Alex Herbst died Wednesday at 26.
He joined the weather team at the Sinclair station in Harlingen, Texas last year.
“He had a passion for science and weather, with an uncommon ability to combine those two in an informative, interesting and entertaining way. Alex was especially proud of his special report in May on the effect of climate change in the Rio Grande Valley. He also loved reporting a story about unearthing millions-years-old volcanic ash in Starr County,” the station said in a tribute to Herbst.
The cause of Herbst’s death is still unknown at this time.
Friends and colleagues shared their condolences on social media, which you can see below, and the station did a tribute on the air.
“Our thoughts are with his family. We will miss him terribly.”
To say I am stunned is an understatement.
For those who do not know Alex Herbst, he was a grad student at MS State my freshman year. He was also President of the East MS Chapter of the NWA/AMS when I was selected as 1 of 2 Symposium Chairs in 2017. https://t.co/sMsl7qaHwT
— Alex Forbes (@AForbesWx) September 12, 2019
— CBS 4 News (@kgbt) September 12, 2019