Chad Evans

With 14 years of on-air forecasting experience, Chad Evans returns as WLFI's chief meteorologist after working in the role from early 2009 to mid-2015.

Title: Chief Meteorologist
Chad.evans@wlfi.com

With 14 years of on-air forecasting experience, Chad Evans returns as WLFI's chief meteorologist after working in the role from early 2009 to mid-2015.

"We had opportunities to go elsewhere, but this was the best place to work and the best community to raise a family. It has so much to offer," Chad explains after working as the chief meteorologist at Evansville WEVV-TV for three years. "We are about happiness & quality of life from a personal and professional standpoint and this was where we want to be."

Chad, originally from southwestern Indiana's Daviess County, has strong Hoosier roots with a strong interest in Midwest weather, climate and "all facets of the natural world". A 10-year 4-H'r and four-year FFA member, he has great support for these organizations and a love for agriculture and agriculture education to youth.

Following Indiana State University, he worked in Terre Haute and Evansville television as a meteorologist, excluding his work here at WLFI.

Chad is married to Liz and they have two children, Hadley and Ryland. Also, an Alaskan Husky named Balto.

He has lots of interests including native landscaping, gardening, climate and wildfire reconstruction based on tree rings, weather history, and as he says, "anything that concerns the weather or Earth". Of course, being Hoosier, he loves basketball.

He is an active blogger 24/7 for all things weather. You can check that out here: http://www.wlfi.com/weather/weather-blog-18/

Recent Posts by Chad Evans

June 23, 1:30 AM Weather Forecast Update

More mugginess, heat & storms ahead (but it doesn't looks as hot as the mid & upper 90s to 100 we had recently!)

June 22, 1:30 PM Weather Forecast Update

Here is your latest update on more storms ahead!

Local Weather History: When Do We Normally See Our First & Last Severe T'Storm or Tornado Watch During the Year?

Going back to 1972, here is a list of the date of our first & last severe weather watch issuance & what the average date of the first & last is.

June 22, 1 AM Weather Forecast Update

Here is the latest on the outlook now to late July...

June 20, 2 AM Weather Forecast Update

From heat & mugginess to more severe weather risk, a brief, but substantial cool-down, then more surges of heat & "Ring of Fire" storm complexes...

June 19, 1 AM Weather Forecast Update

Severe weather risk with hot, muggy to oppressive weather, brief, potent cool-down.....then more heat & storms....

June 18, 1:15 PM Weather Forecast Update

Surge of intense heat & ENHANCED RISK for severe weather...

June 17, 11 PM Weather Forecast Update

Here is your latest update on surge of dangerous heat & severe storm risk...

June 17, 1 PM Weather Forecast Update

Surging intense heat & SLIGHT to ENHANCED RISK for severe weather....

June 16, 8 PM Weather Forecast Update

Surge of intense heat to severe weather risk to brief cool-down then another surge of heat...

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