Jeff Castle

Jeff Castle

Chief Meteorologist - KSLA

Shreveport, La.

Chief Meteorologist Jeff Castle joined the KSLA First Alert Weather Team in June of 2014. The Springfield, Ohio native has spent most of his career in Tornado Alley and Dixie Alley.

Throughout his tenure in TV, Jeff has tracked storms in parts of the country notorious for severe weather: Texas, Oklahoma, and Alabama.

Jeff worked through the deadly tornado outbreak on April 27, 2011, one of the worst in recorded history, which produced more than 90 tornado warnings and three EF-5 tornadoes in north Alabama. He helped lead hours of wall-to-wall coverage, relaying crucial information to the people of the Tennessee Valley.

That experience has helped reinforce Jeff's belief that the most important part of his job is providing critical, life-saving guidance during severe weather. He devotes all of his efforts to keeping you and your family safe during severe weather, both on air and digitally.

Jeff earned his bachelor of science degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. That university's meteorology school is world-renowned for severe weather research and its rigorous coursework.

After finishing up at Oklahoma, Jeff moved on to graduate school in Seattle, where he earned a master of science degree in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington. Jeff also has attained the prestigious "Certified Broadcast Meteorologist" designation from the American Meteorological Society.

Before arriving at KSLA, Jeff spent 12 years at our sister station, WAFF, in Huntsville, Ala. Previously, he worked at KOCO in Oklahoma City and KFDA in Amarillo, Texas. Jeff got his start in television at WKEF in Dayton, Ohio, just a county away from his hometown.

Awards:

  • Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, American Meteorological Society

Education:

  • University of Oklahoma, bachelor of science in meteorology
  • University of Washington, master of science in atmospheric sciences

Recent Articles by Jeff

EF-1 tornado touches down near Vivian, La. Sunday

Snow and ice totals from Wednesday’s winter storm

Winter storm brings snow and ice starting Tuesday night

Snow totals of up to 11 inches reported across the ArkLaTex

First Alert: Winter Storm Warning issued for more snow and ice on the way

Winter Storm arrives tonight

Winter Storm Watch issued for all of the ArkLaTex

Winter Weather Advisory along and south of I-20 tonight

Frigid stretch and wintry precipitation through next week

  First Alert! Freezing rain expected in parts of the ArkLaTex tonight

Frigid temperatures and chances for frozen precipitation

Polar plunge coming next week

It’s National Weatherperson’s Day!

A few dry days before rain returns later next week

Windy today with scattered showers

Weekend update: Saturday showers, Sunday sunshine

A little rain and cooler weather returns Wednesday

SNOW TOTALS: Up to 6” in parts of the ArkLaTex

Accumulating snow continues tonight

First Alert Weather Day: Accumulating snow expected Sunday night

  First Alert! Snow looking increasingly likely Sunday night

Rain ends on Thursday with cold temperatures settling in

First Alert! Wet Wednesday ahead

Rain to end the year with cool & dry conditions to start the new year

Warming up for the weekend

Dry weekend, but more rain expected next week

Sunny, but colder weather returns for Christmas

Cold front brings rain tomorrow, cooler weather by Christmas

First Alert! Midweek rain and turning colder

Rain ends tonight, but more on the way this weekend