Jeff Castle

Jeff Castle

Chief Meteorologist

Chief Meteorologist Jeff Castle joined the KSLA First Alert Weather Team in June 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 April 27, 2011 – one of the worst in recorded history – that 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 effort 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.

Recent Articles by Jeff

  First Alert: Wet and cold through Thursday

Rain is’s how much we picked up

  First Alert: One more wave of heavy rain Wednesday

First Alert: Frosty start to your Friday

  First Alert: Colder and wetter Wednesday ahead

First Alert: Severe weather risk possible by Tuesday

  Umbrellas up! Rain returns to the ArkLaTex on Tuesday

Snow and sleet fall across the ArkLaTex

  First Alert: Winter Weather Advisory in effect north of I-30

Severe weather likely this evening into tonight

  First Alert Weather Day for Friday evening and night

First Alert: Severe weather possible through Monday morning

Warmer and drier than average winter season forecast for the ArkLaTex

  Additional storms could develop tonight; over 65,000 still without power

Rain chances pick back up over the Labor Day weekend

Labor Day weekend rain chances increasing

Jeff: Best chance of rain this week comes Wednesday

Unhealthy air quality expected on Friday

Summer heat has peaked; gradually cooler days are coming

Annual Perseid meteor shower reaches a peak this weekend

Drought continues, but recent rain is bringing some improvement

Hotter and drier than average weather may continue through August

FIRST ALERT: Extremely dangerous heat conditions expected Friday

Dangerous heat conditions expected on Thursday

Unhealthy air quality expected through Wednesday

Chris strengthens into a hurricane off the coast of North Carolina

Tropical Depression 3 forms off the Carolina coast, expected to become Tropical Storm Chris this weekend

Tropical Storm Beryl forms in the Atlantic Ocean

Drought worsens for some, improves for others

FIRST ALERT: Isolated severe storms possible Friday