Grant Dade

Grant Dade

First Alert Chief Meteorologist, KFVS

Cape Girardeau, MO

Grant Dade is only the 3rd Chief Meteorologist in the 60-year history of KFVS-TV, following in the footsteps of legends Don McNeely and Bob Reeves.

Born the son of an Air Force pilot, Grant has been all over the country and has experienced all types of weather. At the age of five, he witnessed a softball sized hail storm and from then on, he was hooked on weather.

Grant's took a much different path to forecasting weather professionally than your typical meteorologist. Instead of following his passion for weather, Grant went to Auburn University and studied construction management. Toward the end of his time in college, he started working in the restaurant business and decided to pursue a career in restaurant management. For 15 years Grant managed various restaurant chains including Chili's, Copeland's, and Texas Roadhouse.

While working as a managing partner for Texas Roadhouse, Grant finally decided it was time for a career change and opted to follow his true passion. So he went back to school at Mississippi State, completing the Broadcast Meteorology Program and finishing at the top of his class with a 4.0 GPA.

Grant's first "weather gig" was at WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, West Virginia, as the morning and midday meteorologist. After working in West Virginia for nine months, KLTV, the Raycom Media station in Tyler, Texas, offered Grant the same position where he worked for nearly seven years. While there, he won "Best Weathercast" from the Texas Associated Press of Broadcasters in 2010 and 2012. He also started a storm chasing campaign using his personal car that was totaled in a storm with softball sized hail. He eventually designed a state-of-the-art chase vehicle used to help educate and keep viewers safe during severe weather.

In addition to loving the weather, Grant enjoys fishing, photography, and cooking. He looks forward to a new journey in life and exploring the Heartland. Grant is married to his wife Anita and they have a daughter Halen, and yes, it's pronounced like the band Van Halen.

Recent Articles by Grant

  Rain and gusty winds tonight followed by much colder weather

  A light wintry mix possible in parts of the Heartland tomorrow.

  A few showers possible again tonight

  Another mild day tomorrow for January.

  Storms to bring heavy rain and strong winds tonight.

  Heavy rain and strong storms possible Friday night into Saturday

  One more nice day then the weather turns active.

  Nice start to the week. Weather turns wet by the end of the week.

  Rain and possible storms this weekend.

  Slightly cooler across the Heartland tomorrow.

  Clouds will begin to increase tomorrow

Merry Christmas Heartland.

  Your Christmas Forecast

  Very warm Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for the Heartland.

  Nice looking weekend for late December

  A warming trend heads towards the Heartland.

  Another cold day tomorrow for the Heartland

  Scattered freezing rain sleet and snow possible for parts of the Heartland.

  Still watching this weekend closely

  Quiet now, weekend could get interesting.

  Watching this weekend closely

  A chilly start to our weekend

  Clouds will increase tomorrow ahead of our next front

  Rain possible for your morning commute.

  A chilly night across the Heartland.

  Severe weather threat will end before sunrise

  Chance of strong storms late tomorrow

  A damp start to the weekend

  Tomorrow looks good, the end of the week looks wet.

  Some warmer temperatures for a change