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

A little cooler for the weekend

First Alert! Cooling down a little for the weekend

First Alert: Upcoming winter trending warmer and drier than average for the ArkLaTex

Mars at biggest and brightest tonight!

First Alert: Rain and wind from Delta wind down later tonight

First Alert! Hurricane Delta brings wind and rain to the ArkLaTex

First Alert! Delta, now a Category 3 hurricane, expected to hit Louisiana Friday

  First Alert! Hurricane Delta expected to bring some impacts to the ArkLaTex Friday

First Alert: Warm weekend followed by cool down next week

Rain ends in time for the weekend

Close encounter with school bus-sized asteroid Thursday morning

It’s officially fall! Here’s what you need to know about the changes ahead in our weather

Out of names for the 2020 hurricane season, the Greek alphabet takes over

First Alert! Heat Advisory extended into Monday

Steamy again today with some isolated rain

Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon put on a show in the night sky this weekend

First Alert: Laura’s out, dangerous heat is back in!

First Alert! Powerful Hurricane Laura moves through the ArkLaTex Thursday

First Alert! Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warnings issued for the ArkLaTex ahead of Laura

Two named storms head for the Louisiana coast this week

First Alert: Dangerous heat returns

  Flooding rains fall around Texarkana, southwest Arkansas this morning

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