Jeff is a meteorologist for CBS 11 News. You can watch his forecast weekday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. on CBS 11 and on CBSDFW.COM.
Jeff was the only meteorologist in North Texas to fly into the eye of Hurricane Rita before it made landfall in September, 2005. In 2006, he was awarded the Certified Broadcast Meteorology (CBM) Seal of Approval, the first in the Dallas / Fort Worth market.
Prior to arriving at CBS 11 News in 2003, Jeff was morning and noon meteorologist at KTBS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana. While there, he covered the land falling of Hurricanes Lili and Isadore along the Louisiana coast. Jeff also has experience in forecasting severe weather, including tornadoes and even ice storms. During his tenure at KTBS, Jeff and the weather team became the first broadcast meteorologists in the country to use a one million watt Doppler radar on the air. He also was an important part in developing the use of the country’s largest weather lab for television and helped modernize the way weather forecasts are displayed.
Jeff began his career in Bryan / College Station and Waco in 1997 as a meteorologist with CBS affiliates KBTX-TV and KWTX-TV. While there, Jeff was awarded the AMS Broadcast Seal of Approval. At KBTX, he presented a series of reports on the 100-year anniversary of the 1900 hurricane that leveled most of Galveston.
Jeff attended Western Hills High School in Fort Worth and graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a degree in meteorology. He also is an active member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.
Jeff is married and has two sons. In his spare time, Jeff likes being with his family, exploring North Texas’ restaurants, and playing golf.
The infamous HEAT ADVISORY goes into effect today. It’s the first one of the season. A HEAT ADVISORY is issued when the heat index number (feels like temperature) hits 105° for at least two days in a row.
It’s hard to believe that we were in the triple digits to start this week and as we end it, we’re experiencing record cool for July in North Texas. We first set a temperature record on Thursday for the coolest high temp on that date (79°) and then this morning we set a new record low at DFW.
Most North Texas lakes and reservoirs did see a modest rise on Thursday. The big gainer was Lake Ray Roberts, where nearly a foot of rain fell on its western shores.
What a morning of rain in parts of North Texas! Most all of the region saw at least some rain, but some saw quite a bit more than others. Officially just 0.70″ at DFW (as of 6:30p).
There are a few, widely scattered storms in the forecast for the rest of the afternoon and evening across North Texas, but the widespread rain and flooding threat will hold off until Thursday morning. A potent disturbance in the upper levels is currently over Colorado and should be arriving here by early Thursday.
After Monday’s active weather, with numerous strong storms…today is quite nice! Lower humidity and not as hot is always a treat for July. With the drier air in place tonight and a light wind, temperatures are forecast to fall into the 60s across parts of the area. Should feel great first thing Wednesday morning!
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We are still watching a pretty potent disturbance up in Montana, which will drop our way by Thursday to start up widespread rain and thunderstorms in North Texas.
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The rain chances will start picking up late Wednesday into Thursday. Most of the day Wednesday will feature only low rain chances.
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By Wednesday night, rain chances tick up.
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Thursday will be the wettest day of the week, with 70-80% rain coverage over the northern half of North Texas.
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By Friday, the upper level energy and associated cold front will sweep through, shutting off the rain from west to east during the day.
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There is a SLIGHT RISK for severe thunderstorms for North Texas on Thursday. There will be plenty of lift, with a stalled on cold front on top of us and that upper disturbance. We’re not thinking that there will be widespread severe weather, but a few storms could produce larger hail, damaging wind and lightning. The biggest threat in my opinion is flash flooding during the day Thursday into Thursday night.
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Rainfall amounts Wednesday night thru Friday night are quite impressive. Many areas are forecast to pick up over 1″ of rain, with many areas closer to the Red River seeing over 2 to 3″! This is why flooding remains a concern, but we need every drop of rain we can get!
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All the rain on Thursday and Friday will hold high temperatures into the 80s! After Friday, we’ll dry up and heat back up for the weekend. There is a slight chance of storms again next week.
We have a few storms to track this evening. Rain chances will go up by the end of the week. Storms this evening should begin to die down a bit after sunset.
We are currently experiencing pretty typical July weather: highs in the 90s. In fact you look back since 2000, over half of July days are in the 90s.
It’s still bad out there in terms of the drought. Just about all of North Texas is under some sort of drought condition.
While it’s been another rather hot afternoon, we are keeping tabs on a cold front up in Oklahoma. There were already a few storms near Wichita Falls as of mid-afternoon.
We end the month at DFW without hitting 100°. The last time that happened was in June 2007. In fact, the highest temperature at DFW so far this summer has been 96°.
The weekly drought update was released on Thursday morning, and it does show some improvement in the drought conditions over parts of North Texas. Check out the latest data.