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.
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.
Once again today there were pockets of very heavy rainfall. We had flooding issues in Arlington, North Saginaw, & Trophy Club in particular. DFW finally saw a good rain, with over an inch. Ft Worth Alliance Airport picked up over 1 1/2″ of rainfall.
Tuesday’s scattered thunderstorms produced some very heavy rainfall in localized pockets. We could see that play out again this afternoon. We still have a very soupy atmosphere, very tropical with dewpoints in the 70s! That muggy air is the fuel we need to drive t’storms, but we also need a colder pocket of air aloft to aid in rising air, which is the prerequisite for storms. We have that too, an upper disturbance is moving east/southeast out of the Texas Panhandle.
We are seeing scattered thunderstorms this afternoon that are forming in the heat of the afternoon. We have some very humid air in place that is fueling these storms.
These rainfall amounts are from Monday and do not include the rain that fell Sunday. Thanks to all of our Weather Watchers for their reports!
Pretty neat time lapse of the big rise on Granbury Lake over the weekend. It went up about five feet!
It’s the first weekend of summer. You may have plans to take the boat out on an area lake, or join a friend who is.
The summer solstice occurs Saturday morning. Because of the tilt of the Northern Hemisphere toward the sun, the solstice represents the point at which the sun is highest in the sky. After Saturday the length of daylight decreases until we arrive at the winter solstice in December.
The graphic provided shows where the Tarrant Regional Water District, Dallas Water Utilities, and the North Texas Municipal Water District supply levels are as of today.