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

  Cloudy and warm for your Friday night. Isolated storm tonight. Storms possible tomorrow.

  Warm evening with mostly cloudy conditions Friday.

  Warm and breezy this afternoon.

  Clouds are slowly breaking up.

  Rain ending this evening. Nice day tomorrow.

  Quiet today but more storms on the way for Tuesday.

  First Alert Action Day continues tonight for the threat of severe storms.

  FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY: Scattered strong to severe storms likely tomorrow!

  More rain and storms on the way to the Heartland

  Scattered showers maybe thunder overnight, warmer tomorrow afternoon.

  Rain moving back into the Heartland for your Saturday.

  First Alert: severe weather, including tornadoes.

  First Alert Action Day Tomorrow for Severe Weather.

  More rain possible for parts of the Heartland tomorrow, storms Thursday

  Showers and possible thunderstorms move back into the Heartland tonight

  A cold front is moving our way and will cool us down for Friday.

  Warm but breezy for your Thursday Afternoon.

  Very nice afternoon for the Heartland

  A slight chance of showers tonight and tomorrow.

  Light snow showers ending, sunshine expected tomorrow.

  Light rain and snow possible overnight into tomorrow morning.

  Storms have moved out, dense fog developing overnight.

  Temperatures warming over the weekend. Rain likely late Sunday.

  Very cold across the Heartland overnight

  Colder weather is moving in for your Thursday

  Nice day tomorrow, turning colder Thursday.

  More rain possible tonight, turning colder tomorrow.

  Temperatures will warm over the weekend.

  Very cold for your Friday but temperatures will moderate as we head towards the weekend.

  Turning much colder tomorrow.