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!
Just before 11AM temps in NTX are comfortable thanks to dry air in place and cooler than average temps. We will see our shower chance increase today with a stationary front in our southern counties […]
We have another hot day across North Texas on Monday, with temperatures warming into the triple digits. But rain and cooler conditions are on the way this week.
Just before 9AM temps are in the upper 70s to lowers 80s across the metroplex. High pressure out west continues to build east and our temps will continue to rise. Here is your daypart forecast. […]
We are getting closer to that mark, where we put down 100 degrees in the books. Monday warmed to 99 degrees, and that could easily happen again on Tuesday.
We are getting even hotter this week across DFW, as a high pressure center will build eastward. Temperatures will warm into the upper 90s and conditions will be mainly dry.
Rain chances across North Texas sit at 30 percent on Wednesday and Thursday, but not everyone in the area will see showers. Check out when and where the rain might hit.
Happy Friday. This morning temps didn’t change too much under abundant cloud cover. We started out the 6AM hour with temps in the low to mid 70s. Today there is a small rain chance in […]
Some parts of North Texas have seen a lot of rain over the past few days, but other areas have not gotten a drop. Well, there is another chance for rain on Thursday.
Some parts of North Texas saw scattered rain and isolated storms move through on Wednesday morning. It is unusual to have this much rain in the forecast this late in June.
The radar looked pretty dry across North Texas on Tuesday morning, but rain chances remain in the weather forecast for later in the day, especially in the southern counties.
Monday morning started off with some pretty significant storms across parts of North Texas. Check out the latest information about when and where those rains will hit.
Happy Friday. Here is a sneak peak ahead of your day part forecast. We only have a 10% chance of rain in the forecast today so don’t expect a good helping of rain across NTX. […]