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.
Not much change in the forecast over the next few days, which means it will be very hot and muggy. Actual highs will be near 102 degrees, but the heat index will be near 105 degrees.
There will be many locations to see triple digits on Thursday.
Temperatures for the first day of August have certainly been on the cool side, with readings in the upper 70s to lower 80s this afternoon. Saturday will feature a bit warmer weather, with a little more sunshine. But 89° for a high is still below normal for early August (normal high is 97°)
It was another stunningly cool day today, especially considering the calendar reads July 31. Our high temp was a cool 81°. Add that to the 3 days earlier this month we spent in the 70s and this is the second time on record we’ve had 4 July days below 81°. The only other time that has happened was 109 years ago in 1905!
We had some remarkable rainfall across the northern and northeastern parts of North Texas early this morning as an upper level system rolled through. The sharp demarcation of who got a lot of rain and who didn’t is incredible.
The shield of rain that moved across North Texas this morning yielded generally less than 1/2″ of rainfall. We’re forecasting quite a bit more than that in some areas late tonight into Thursday.
After getting through the hottest weekend so far this year, we are watching some rain chances and slightly lower temperatures to start the work week.
Even though the HEAT ADVISORY was dropped yesterday, it doesn’t mean it’s not going to be hot today or this weekend. Heat index readings will fall just shy of 105°, which is the HEAT ADVISORY criteria. But the feels like numbers today thru Sunday will approach 100-103°.
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).