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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Sunny and Warm Today Could Give Way to Storms Tonight.

Happy Wednesday!! You might have to check the calendar today if you only step outside to feel the temps. We are well above average in the forecast today. This morning temps cooled into the 50s and lower 60s across NTX. Today South winds will increase to near 15mph-25mph and ample sunshine warms us into the […]


Severe Storms Possible Late Today Into Tonight

It is that time of the year when we normally have the potential for severe weather. Monday will be one of those days to keep your eyes on the skies over North Texas.


Hoppin Into The Weekend Forecast

Happy Friday. Some much needed rain rolled through NTX overnight while you were sleeping but through the rest of your Friday expect dry weather and the sunshine to return. We should normally have nearly 10.00″ of rain in the rain gauges but we are almost 7.00″ below average in mid April. Temps cooled into the mid […]


Cooler Friday Ahead

What a cold change across NTX. As of 6AM temps are as much as 25°-30° colder than this time yesterday morning with brisk north winds. North winds continue today behind the cold front keeping us cool through the day eventhough we will have plenty of April sunshine. Plan for a cool and breezy day ahead before cloud […]

CBS 11–04/04/2014

Winter Weather Returns to NTX

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 Radar. The Pink colored areas indicated freezing rain and the green just rain but as the morning progresses we will […]


Not A Good Day For A Wet T-Shirt

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?


Near Record Warmth & Then The Temps Tumble

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.


Warm Weekend Weather Continues Next Week

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 is slightly below average for this time of the year. Even though we saw more clouds today our southerly winds […]


What A Winter Weekend!

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 started the day due to the cold air advection and the North winds continuing.  A look at the daypart forecast for […]