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.
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).
There are a few, widely scattered storms in the forecast for the rest of the afternoon and evening across North Texas, but the widespread rain and flooding threat will hold off until Thursday morning. A potent disturbance in the upper levels is currently over Colorado and should be arriving here by early Thursday.
After Monday’s active weather, with numerous strong storms…today is quite nice! Lower humidity and not as hot is always a treat for July. With the drier air in place tonight and a light wind, temperatures are forecast to fall into the 60s across parts of the area. Should feel great first thing Wednesday morning!
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We are still watching a pretty potent disturbance up in Montana, which will drop our way by Thursday to start up widespread rain and thunderstorms in North Texas.
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The rain chances will start picking up late Wednesday into Thursday. Most of the day Wednesday will feature only low rain chances.
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By Wednesday night, rain chances tick up.
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Thursday will be the wettest day of the week, with 70-80% rain coverage over the northern half of North Texas.
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By Friday, the upper level energy and associated cold front will sweep through, shutting off the rain from west to east during the day.
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There is a SLIGHT RISK for severe thunderstorms for North Texas on Thursday. There will be plenty of lift, with a stalled on cold front on top of us and that upper disturbance. We’re not thinking that there will be widespread severe weather, but a few storms could produce larger hail, damaging wind and lightning. The biggest threat in my opinion is flash flooding during the day Thursday into Thursday night.
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Rainfall amounts Wednesday night thru Friday night are quite impressive. Many areas are forecast to pick up over 1″ of rain, with many areas closer to the Red River seeing over 2 to 3″! This is why flooding remains a concern, but we need every drop of rain we can get!
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All the rain on Thursday and Friday will hold high temperatures into the 80s! After Friday, we’ll dry up and heat back up for the weekend. There is a slight chance of storms again next week.
We have a few storms to track this evening. Rain chances will go up by the end of the week. Storms this evening should begin to die down a bit after sunset.
We are currently experiencing pretty typical July weather: highs in the 90s. In fact you look back since 2000, over half of July days are in the 90s.
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.
So far this June has had zero 100 degree days, but that’s not really all that unusual. In fact, over half of DFW Junes have no triple digit temperatures. The most 100 degree days in June in DFW occurred in that infamous year of heat, 1980.
June is 50% complete and it’s so far a dry and slightly warmer one at DFW.
It’s going to be very warm this evening for your outdoor plans. There have been a couple of…
El Niño is the warming of the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean that alters the jet stream flow across the U.S. and helps bring wetter-than-normal weather to Texas.
Here’s what your friends and neighbors have been reporting in terms of rainfall so far today. If you’d like to be a part of our Weather Watcher Network, click here. ~Jeff J.
A larger area of rain and thunderstorms have been affecting North Texas this morning. This has created a boundary called an “outflow boundary” across the southeastern counties in North Texas. It will be near this boundary where more thunderstorms will develop later this afternoon. A true cold front is still north of us into Oklahoma, […]
It’s been another hot & humid day in North Texas and will be that way again tomorrow and Saturday too. We have a ridge of high pressure atop Texas right now. Air beneath upper highs sink, heating things up and prevent clouds from building tall enough to produce showers & storms. By Sunday, […]
We’ve had a dreary, drizzly day in North Texas as a weak upper level disturbance passes overhead. There will be in ongoing chance of on & off showers throughout the rest of the evening. Rainfall amounts will very light. We’ll get a break in the rain for Friday. Sunshine will return in the afternoon […]
No doubt you’ve felt the bitter north winds blow all day today behind a very January-like cold front here in mid-April. There is a WIND ADVISORY still in effect until 9pm tonight. North winds will gust close to 40 mph, so be careful driving high profile vehicles and make sure loose outdoor objects are secure. […]
The biggest weather story for North Texas: wind. And a lot of it starting later tonight. A cold front is rapidly moving south through Oklahoma this afternoon. It should arrive in the Metroplex between 10pm and midnight. Immediately, the wind will pick up out of the north, gusting over 35 or 40 mph. That […]
The CBS11 Storm Team has been a part of the Integrated Warning Team in North Central Texas for the past couple of years.
The clouds Wednesday have been stubborn and have stayed with us all day. You can feel more humidity in the air. It will be a very mild overnight with clouds hanging out, along with some drizzle and fog by Thursday morning. By late morning, a Pacific cold front will move thru the area. There’s not […]
Our nice stretch of weather will continue for most of this week into the upcoming weekend. Many of you are not minding the short sleeves weather, with temperatures running about 10-15 degrees above average for the rest of the week. It will be a bit cooler tonight, since we’ve had a weak cold front move […]
A Freezing Rain Advisory remains in effect until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday for Parker County, Denton County and Collin County, and areas heading north and west from there.
What a difference a day makes! Near 60° Wednesday afternoon and in the 20s this afternoon! We’ve seen clouds, a lot of wind and frigid wind chills. It will feel like it’s in the teens for the rest of the night. Low temperatures will fall to near 20° in the DFW area, but actual […]
Before we go any further, we are NOT expecting Icemageddon 2 on Thursday night. Just very light wintry mix that is not anticipated to cause major traffic issues. We will be milder Wednesday but turning much colder Wednesday night. Thursday will be cloudy and very cold with temps near 30° all day with wind chills […]
Hopefully you’ve been able to enjoy this MLK Day outdoors with sunshine and temperatures climbing into the 70s Monday afternoon. The weather is about to change quickly tonight, as a strong cold front kicks through our area. Temperatures on Tuesday will struggle to get to 50° for a high. Wind chills will be in the […]
North Texas is suffering from brutal cold, as much of the middle of the U.S. is too. Temperatures on Monday morning made it down into the teens across North Texas.
The average temperature in DFW for 2013 was 66.2 degrees. That makes last year the 36th warmest year on record. For comparison, 2012 was THE warmest year on record.
New Year’s Day featured beautiful and warm weather across North Texas. We will keep the sunshine on Thursday, but temperatures in the Metroplex will be MUCH colder.