Cameron Venable

Cameron Venable

First Alert Meteorologist

Cameron was born in California near Los Angeles in a city called Torrance. Since the young age of six years old, he recalls he had a strong interest in the weather.

Thunderstorms are his favorite type of weather event, but it didn’t always start out that way. When he was much younger, lightning scared him quite a bit but over time that fear turned into a deep fascination with lightning.

His passion for meteorology continued through his childhood. He went to San Jose State University in San Jose, CA and majored in meteorology. By May 2015, he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology.

On his spare time from about 2008 through 2015 he maintained several amateur weather forecast sites in Southern California to practice and craft his forecasting skills.

Southern California much like the Texas Panhandle has some very difficult areas to forecast. He believes that in order to get better at forecasting, one must practice, practice, and practice. While running his personal weather sites, he also enjoyed doing audio casts and make shift green screen videos.

Much like the other meteorologists on the First Alert team, he enjoys storm chasing on his free time. He has spent expansive time chasing summer time thunderstorms, and winter rain storms in Southern California but also was able to experience a taste of true tornado chasing as he chased back on

May 10 2010.


Recent Articles by Cameron

Hot Summer Week

  Very Warm Weekend

  Weather Outlook: Monday is looking warmer with highs in the mid to upper 80s

Weather Outlook: Thunderstorms to continue

  Weather Outlook: Monday is looking warmer with highs in the mid to upper 70s

  Weather Outlook: Storm chances return Monday

  Weather Outlook: Thunderstorms return Monday, some strong to severe

Weather Outlook: Monday is looking warmer with highs in the mid to upper 80s

  Weather Outlook: Monday is looking warmer with highs in the lower 60s

  Weather Outlook: A mild Monday with highs in the lower to mid 60s

  Weather Outlook: Monday is looking like another mild day with highs in the lower to mid 60s

  Weather Outlook: Rain chances return

  Weather Outlook: Monday looking warmer with highs in the mid to upper 60s

Cooler & Calmer Day

  Weather Outlook: Cold weather returns

Difficult Temperature Forecast

  Weather Outlook: Monday high temps in the mid to upper 50s

Panhandle Wind Returns

Slow Warming Trend

Much Colder Weather

Strong Winds & High Fire Danger

Warm Weather For Now...

Warm Weather Continues

Elevated Fire Danger

Gradual Warming Trend

Weather Whiplash Returns!

Mild Sunday

Mild Weekend

Gradual Warm Up

Here Comes Another Front