Tyler Allender

WECP Meteorologist/Reporter

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Tyler Allender joined the VIPIR7 Storm Team in early August 2014 after graduating from the prestigious Florida State University. He is a Florida native and grew up in Port St. Lucie, which is the spring training site for the New York Mets.

Since Tyler was five years old, he knew he wanted to be in the TV weather business and it took nothing short of a passionate drive to make his dreams come true. He was a TV weathercaster in third, fourth, and fifth grade at Savanna Ridge Elementary. Tyler’s mentor and friend from the beginning was Mike Lyons, a meteorologist in West Palm Beach. Mike took Tyler under his wing and has been an inspiration all along. You can further attribute Tyler’s keen interest in weather to all the summer thunderstorms he’s watched along with Hurricanes Frances, Jeanne, and Wilma going through his backyard during the busy 2004 and 2005 seasons.

Nevertheless, weather is not a recent interest for Tyler. In addition to being actively involved with FSU Weather during his time at Florida State, Tyler has also worked at SNN Local News in Sarasota, FL.

Today, Tyler is thrilled to still be able to wear his flip flops and shorts virtually year-round and loves the beautiful beaches along the Emerald Coast. He is thoroughly enjoying his time in Northwest Florida; feel free to say hello if you see him admiring a beautiful sunset, lending a helping hand in the community, or cheering on his Seminoles at a local restaurant. Tyler also loves to volunteer at his local church, spend time with his family, play trivia, and travel.

"Like" Tyler's Facebook Page and "Follow" Tyler on Twitter for informative yet relevant weather updates. You can even send weather photos or a news story his way via social media or e-mail him at tyler.allender@wjhg.com


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