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 Has A Calmer Weekend Outlook

  GOOD NEWS: Doppler Dave shares a story of a 911 operator receiving a Life Saver Award

  Doppler Dave Is Tracking Some Big Wind

  Doppler Dave Tracks Our Next Cold Front

  Doppler Dave Tracks A Brief Warm Up

  Doppler Dave Welcomes Sunshine And A Warming Trend

  Doppler Dave Tracks An Approaching Winter Storm

  Doppler Dave Looks Ahead To Our Next Round Of Wintry Weather

  Doppler Dave Expects A Frigid Night, Cool Outlook

  Doppler Dave Is Tracking Our Next Cold Front

  Doppler Dave Has A Mild But Breezy Outlook

  GOOD NEWS: Doppler Dave looks back on the year 2020′s positive and uplifting developments

  Doppler Dave Has Your New Year’s Forecast

  Doppler Dave May Track Snow Into Eastern Counties For New Year’s Eve

  Doppler Dave Has A Chilly Forecast

  Doppler Dave Is Tracking Moisture Headed Our Way

  Doppler Dave’s Weekend Forecast

  Doppler Dave’s Christmas Forecast

  Doppler Dave’s Outlook Is Pleasant For December

  Doppler Dave Welcomes Sunshine And Warmer Weather Ahead

  Doppler Dave Is Tracking An End To Snow With Sunshine Returning Tomorrow

  FIRST ALERT: Snow continues this afternoon along with frigid wind chills

  Doppler Dave Is Tracking The Next Round of Snow

FIRST ALERT: Snow Continues But Should End Later Today

  Doppler Dave Has Snow In The Weekend Forecast

  GOOD NEWS: People continue to give for this holiday season

  Doppler Dave Has Sunshine In The Forecast

  Doppler Dave Tracks The Wintry Night In Our Area

  Doppler Dave Tracks A Chilly Start To December

Doppler Dave’s Thanksgiving Outlook