ATLANTA -- "He was one of the speakers. I was attending."
11Alive Meteorologist Allison Chinchar grins, clutching her husband's hand on their couch inside their Atlanta condo. She laughs at their improbable and cliched meeting at, of all things, a weather conference.
"I liked the weather nerdiness about him," she says and laughs.
The Weather Channel's Mike Bettes looks at his newlywed wife and says, "For me it was love at first sight, honestly. I couldn't be without her."
Nine months ago, the two were married. Both love weather. Both chase weather.
Allison says, "He knows when I got out and go chasing weather, he gets nervous. And vice versa."
"When she was in Hurricane Isaac last summer, I was nervous," Bettes admits.
But Friday night in El Reno, Okla., Bettes, an experienced chaser, could not escape the tornado.