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

  Cooler Weather is Coming...

  Warm Weather Ahead

Quiet Autumn Week

Calm September Weather

  Haze & Smoke

  Widespread Haze & Smoke

  Hazy Weekend

  Warm Week

  Warm Weekend

  FIRST ALERT: We’re seeing a record setting September cold front

  Weather Whiplash!

  Warm Weekend

Cold Front Monday

Hot Sunday

  Weekend Storm Chances

Hot Then Weekend Storm Chances

Hot Days Ahead

Warm Monday

Warm Weekend

Storms West

  Better Storm Chances Sunday Night

  Rain Chances Increasing

  Summer Heat & Isolated Storms

Hit or Miss Storms

Hit or Miss Storms

Overnight Severe Weather North

Excessive Heat & Some Storms

  Excessive Heat

  Few Storms Monday

Summer Storms Continue