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! Extremely active hurricane season forecast by NOAA

First Alert: Pleasant weekend ahead

First Alert: Cold front brings storms and some heat relief

First Alert! A few severe storms possible Friday

Comet NEOWISE visible in the evening sky over the ArkLaTex

First Alert: Heat increases into next week

First Alert: Heat Advisory issued for the ArkLaTex

First Alert: Saharan dust arrives in the ArkLaTex Friday

Cristobal expected to make landfall Sunday evening in Louisiana

Tropical Storm Cristobal arrives along the Gulf Coast by the end of the weekend

Tracking Tropical Storm Cristobal’s possible impacts on the ArkLaTex

Storms last Monday responsible for 3 ArkLaTex tornadoes

At least 8 tornadoes hit the ArkLaTex Saturday

First Alert: Tropical development in the Atlantic possible this weekend

First Alert: A few strong storms possible on Friday

More fantastic weather through the weekend

Two tornadoes touched down in McCurtain County Tuesday night

Tracking more severe weather on Tuesday

First Alert: Severe storms expected Tuesday evening

First Alert Weather Day: Tornado Watch until Midnight

First Alert: Severe weather possible Friday evening

First Alert: Severe weather expected on Wednesday

FIRST ALERT: Another round of severe storms possible on Sunday

Easter Sunday storms produce 8 ArkLaTex tornadoes

First Alert: Frost and freeze possible tonight

Strong to severe storms arriving this weekend

First Alert Weather Day on Easter Sunday

FIRST ALERT: Rain and strong storms expected for Easter weekend

Early forecasts point to ‘above average’ Atlantic hurricane season ahead

More heat Friday then strong storms this weekend