AUSTIN, TX -- NBC Charlotte Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich picked up a big award this week at the 98th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Austin, Texas.

Brad was named the country's top broadcast meteorologist. He was recognized for his passionate devotion to informing his on-air audience and for extensive use of social media to educate the public about meteorology.

In a Facebook post, Brad said, "What an amazing honor to be recognized by my fellow meteorologists in the American Meteorological Society. Career highlight for this national honor. #AMS2018 #Blessed."