Scott Padgett

Scott Padgett

Chief Meteorologist Scott Padgett joined CBS 11 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. Scott and his father 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 career, he has moved to and forecasted for many different climates. Scott has been challeged with ice storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and desert heat. Let’s just say, Scott knows weather. But being from a military family, Scott is used to moving. However, he is now glad to be “back home” with family.

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 22 years of forecasting and broadcasting experience to North Texas.

Scott loves being active whether it is in the gym, hiking, running or traveling. 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!

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Your Car Thermometer Is Wrong!

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.


Monitoring Tropical Storm Bill’s Path

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.


Possible Tropical Development

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 Testing “Secret Weapon” In Forecasting

Southwest Airlines, UPS and the National Weather Service are testing new technology that could lead to more accurate forecasts.


Scott Padgett’s Hilarious Holiday Jokes

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.


Rain (And Cooler Days) On The Way

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 ISD Tops 50,000 Students This Year

Frisco is a booming North Texas city right now, and the Frisco ISD is ready to welcome some 50,000 students this year.


Dry Weather & Hot Temps Return

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.

CBS 11–08/05/2014

Sniffles and Sneezes and Hot Temps

Happy Monday morning. After a great weekend with temps in the low to mid 90s, our weather pattern will shift this week.  Weather headlines show that we are dealing with pollen increasing today and the August heat is back. Temps just before 6AM across the metroplex sit in the upper 60s to the low to […]

CBS 11–08/04/2014

Cool Start To August

Good Friday morning! What a way to start out the month of August with our cool temps sticking around. Just after 7AM, temperatures across NTX we well below average with reports in the upper 60s and low 70s. Today will be the first start to August that our high temperature doesn’t reach 100° in 5 […]

CBS 11–08/01/2014

Hot And Humid Once Again

It is already muggy this morning with temps just after 6am in the upper 70s to lower 80s and the dew point is in the low 70s. So that means the air already feels sticky outside. Today temps warm in the upper 90s which is near normal for this time of the year but coupled with the […]

CBS 11–07/22/2014

Record Cold July Day

Happy Friday North Texas. Temps are well below average this morning and even at record cold levels.  Just after 5AM the temp at DFW dropped to 66° which is a new record low for this date. It can get cold in July but we haven’t seen a record low temperature at DFW since May 4th, […]

CBS 11–07/18/2014