Dave Oliver

Dave Oliver

Chief First Alert Meteorologist

Dave was born in Wichita, Kansas - the heart of tornado alley - and formed an interest in weather at a very young age. After spending his early childhood in central Oklahoma and developing a fascination with thunderstorms and tornadoes, his family moved to the Texas coast for his middle and high school years.

Living near Corpus Christi, Dave acquired a keen interest in waterspouts and hurricanes and toward the end of high school made the decision to pursue meteorology as a career. Dave attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where his passion for weather and storms continued to grow. He joined up with fellow students at OU along with employees of the National Severe Storms Laboratory and became involved in tornado chasing in the early 1980s.

This is also where Dave met his wife Carol and they were married just days after his graduation from OU in 1983. Dave's first television job was in Corpus Christi in late 1983, followed by a period as Chief Meteorologist at a station in Victoria, Texas from 1984-1986. Dave was contacted and offered a job at KFDA-TV in late 1986 and immediately joined the team here. He has been the Chief Meteorologist at NewsChannel10 since 1987.

Away from the station, Dave enjoys chasing storms, fishing, camping, lifting weights and exercising, spending time with his family, eating ice cream, and leading a men's Bible study. He is active in church and spends a lot of time in schools and giving presentations. "God has blessed me in a mighty way by allowing me to do what I love to do in this wonderful part of the world.

We have the best and most fascinating weather in the country and the people here are so warm and friendly. This has been such a rewarding home and God has shown me this is right where he wants me to be", says Dave.


Recent Articles by Dave

  Doppler Dave Expects Storms In The Area Tonight

  Doppler Dave Tracks Your Weather This Week

  Doppler Dave’s Weekend Forecast

  Doppler Dave Has A Pleasant Outlook

  Good News: Amarillo woman donates time and efforts making over 2,000 masks for the community

  Doppler Dave’s Forecast Includes A Cool Front Tomorrow

  Doppler Dave On Evening Rain Chances

  Doppler Dave Is Tracking A Cool Front And Rain Chances

  Doppler Dave Tracks Another Batch Of Storms

  Texas teen with Tourette’s chooses to confront bullies, leaves a lasting, positive impact

  Doppler Dave Updates Our Rain Chances

  Doppler Dave Tracks Our Latest Weather

  Doppler Dave Expects To Track A Few Evening Storms

  Doppler Dave’s Forecast Is Much Nicer

  Amarillo native aboard Navy ship setting new record for number of days at sea

  Doppler Dave Expects Rain Chances To Increase

  Doppler Dave Has Improvements In The Forecast

  Doppler Dave On How Long The Heat Will Last

  Doppler Dave Is Monitoring Some Summer Heat This Week

  Good News: Amarillo family pie recipe proven to bring rain during a drought

  FIRST ALERT: Cold front and upper level energy could produce strong storms today

  Storms Are Possible, Doppler Dave Is Monitoring

  Good News: Pete’s Greenhouse brings gardening to senior citizens sheltering in place

  Doppler Dave Is Tracking A Front Due In Tomorrow

  Doppler Dave Expects To Track Storms

  Doppler Dave Is Tracking Moisture and Hopefully Some Associated Rain

  Doppler Dave Is Monitoring Our Rain Chances This Week

  Doppler Dave checks driving a combine, harvesting wheat off his bucket list

  Doppler Dave Is Back to Tracking Sunshine And Temperatures In The 90s

Doppler Dave Is Tracking Wind And Unseasonably Cool Air