Mark Heyka isn’t just the chief meteorologist at KECI. He’s long been one of Missoula’s most recognizable local celebrities. Even Hank Green, local resident and internet star, confessed to Heyka on a 2013 episode of Green’s “Sci Show Talk Show,” that he and his friends get giddy over a Heyka sighting on the street. The weatherman loves the weather and it shows in his genuine enthusiasm on the screen. He has also been a major supporter of community events and often a chosen emcee, like when he hosted the Wilma’s Sound of Music
sing-a-long. “I was a weird kid,” he told Green on the show. “I wished for tornados while listening to The Sound of Music
.” In our world, weird is often good, and Heyka continues to be a beloved personality.
Mark Heyka, KECI • nbcmontana.com/keci
Finalists, Best Meteorologist
2. Erin Yost, KPAX
3. Russ Thomas, KPAX