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

  Another good chance for showers tomorrow. Drier and much warmer later this week.

  Rain chances increasing for the weekend.

  Another cool evening. Warmer across the Heartland tomorrow.

  A couple of chilly nights ahead for the Heartland.

  Storms moving out of the Heartland. Cooler air moving in.

  Strong storms and gusty winds are likely for Mother’s Day.

  Rain moving back into the Heartland Tomorrow. Strong storms possible on Mother’s Day.

  Strong to severe storms likely after midnight.

  First Alert Action Day Monday night into Tuesday morning.

  Scattered showers and a possible storm tomorrow. Severe weather possible Monday evening.

  Sunny skies for your Friday

  Storms will be possible tonight. More scattered showers tomorrow.

  Flash flood watch has been issued for most of the Heartland

  Warm and windy tomorrow. Storms likely Wednesday.

  Rain likely tomorrow. Pleasant Sunday.

  A few isolated showers possible tomorrow morning. Heavy rain possible Saturday Morning.

  Frost and freeze advisories for all of the Heartland tonight. Slightly warmer tomorrow.

  Snow ending later this evening. Freeze likely tomorrow morning for much of the Heartland.

  Turning much colder tomorrow with rain likely late and snow possible too.

  Chance of rain overnight. Cooler than average temperatures this weekend.

  Rain chances increase tomorrow night.

  Chilly night tonight. Sunny and cool tomorrow.

  Scattered showers possible again tomorrow morning

  Scattered showers will develop across the area late tonight through tomorrow morning.

  Cool tonight. A chance of storms late tomorrow.

  Strong storms possible this evening. Cooler and Breezy tomorrow.

  Strong storms possible tomorrow for parts of the Heartland.

  Another very warm day tomorrow, storms possible late Wednesday.

  Another cold night ahead. Warmer over the weekend.

  Freeze warning out for the entire Heartland.