Chief Meteorologist Scott Padgett joined the CBS 11 StormWatch Team in September 2013.
Like many meteorologists, Scott’s interest in weather started at an early age. Oddly enough, he had a fear of the weather from the time he was 3 until he was about 12. While living in Illinois, Scott and his father, Rick, would sit on the front porch watching the storms roll into his neighborhood. He still remembers watching with amazement at the force of the wind and the intensity of the lightning. Thanks to his dad, his fear turned into a fascination, leading him to study meteorology at Western Illinois University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology and a double minor in broadcasting and math.
During Scott’s last semester at WIU, he drove two hours each way to anchor the weather for KFXB in Dubuque, Iowa. From there, he crossed the country, making stops in: Bowling Green, Paducah and Lexington, Kentucky; Baltimore, Maryland; Oklahoma City and most recently Miami. Being from an Air Force family, Scott is used to moving, but is glad to be back “home” with family. Scott’s parents, Rick and Lorraine, live in Southlake and sister, brother-in-law and grandma also live in North Texas. Yes, mom is happy to have her “baby” back home.
Scott is both a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. In 2006, he was awarded the Seal of Approval of the American Meteorological Society. Scott is also an Emmy Award nominated meteorologist bringing more than 20 years of forecasting and broadcasting experience to North Texas.
Scott is the proud uncle of three nephews, all of whom live right here in North Texas. In addition to spending time with his family, Scott enjoys taking his Shih Tzu, Chloe, for long (well, long to her) walks, working out, collecting cufflinks (he has more than 30 pairs) and dabbling in photography. Scott is always up for an adventure so, if you have something fun you think he should do or a place where he should do live weather, drop him a line!
No matter if you have a fancy Bentley, an Audi, a BMW, a Toyota or another make of car, every car thermometer has the same component as a really fancy weather station.
Tropical Storm Bill is heading toward the Texas coast on Tuesday morning. Stay updated with the storm’s path with live updates from the CBS 11 Weather Authority.
There is a Tropical Troublemaker trying to organize in the Gulf of Mexico. The hurricane hunters are investigating to see if there is a more defined low level circulation.
Southwest Airlines, UPS and the National Weather Service are testing new technology that could lead to more accurate forecasts.
Just in time for the Christmas holiday, CBS 11 News meteorologist Scott Padgett came to work on Friday morning armed with a bunch of Christmas jokes. Check them out.
Another hot and mostly dry day is in store for North Texas. Storm chances are a mere 10 percent on Wednesday afternoon, as we again climb into the upper 90s.
Frisco is a booming North Texas city right now, and the Frisco ISD is ready to welcome some 50,000 students this year.
If you think that it is hot on Tuesday in North Texas, check out at how the forecasted high temperature compares to the actual high temperatures from the past five years.
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