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

Light snow likely across the Heartland tomorrow.

  Storms moving out. Clouds drizzle and fog possible this evening.

  Cold start to the weekend. Light rain likely early Sunday.

  Turning colder tomorrow

  A few light rain showers possible tonight

  Chilly night across the Heartland. Clouds increase again tomorrow.

  Clouds overnight but most areas will remain dry.

  Light snow will continue this evening

  Colder tomorrow with snow showers possible.

  Cold front moves through the Heartland tomorrow

  More sunshine tomorrow, clouds increase Thursday

  We will finally see some sunshine tomorrow.

  Mostly cloudy and cold this weekend

  Scattered rain and snow showers will continue through the evening

  Winter Weather Advisory for parts of the Heartland

  Clouds increase by morning. Chance of rain and snow tomorrow night.

  Partly cloudy and cool conditions the next couple of days.

  Cloudy and cool tomorrow. Rain likely Wednesday, possibly ending as freezing rain.

  Warming up this weekend.

Merry Christmas Heartland. The cold weather will continue today.

  Very cold Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

  Turning much colder tonight.

  Rain moving into the Heartland tomorrow

  Above average temperatures continue tomorrow. Rain on Wednesday.

  Rain likely for Saturday, dry Sunday.

  Clouds increase tomorrow, rain likely Saturday.

  Cold night across the Heartland

  Light snow possible across parts of the Heartland tonight

  Cold day tomorrow could lead to some light snow tomorrow night.