Scott joined the CBS 11 Storm Team in September 2013 from sunny Miami, Florida.
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 17 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!
What a temperature tumble across NTX this morning. Along with the strong cold air advection we are dealing with winter precip. Here is a screen shot from earlier this morning of the CBS11 Live Doppler [...]
CBS 11 News meteorologist Scott Padgett conducted an experiment on Tuesday morning. With temperatures being so cold, just how long would it take to freeze a wet shirt?
The calendar reads December 4, but temperatures will warm to what we normally see in October. Our normal high temperature during this time of the year should be 60 degrees.
We are finally “thawing out” across NTX and I am sure you felt the difference today. This morning we didn’t see freezing temps across NTX and the official morning low at DFW was 38° which [...]
Temps across NTX started this AM in the upper 30s with winds barreling out of the North near 20mph with gusts up to near 40mph. The temperature will be colder this afternoon than how we [...]