Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

Chief Meteorologist

Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

25 years as Chief Meteorologist WCSC-TV 5

6 years as Chief Meteorologist at WCIV-TV 4

2 years staff meteorologist, WLNE-TV 6, Providence, RI

1 1/2 years as staff meteorologist , Rollins New England Cable NEWSVISION 2

United States Special Operations Command - Lt. Colonel USAF Reserve

Contributor: The Weather Channel & CBS This Morning

Author - Novels: The Umbrella Option and Red Carpet Ransom

Awards/Recognition:

2 time Emmy Award Winner

5 time Telly Award Winner

Associated Press Best Weathercaster

U.S. Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal

2 US Air Force Meritorious Service Medals

US Air Force Air Force Commendation Medal

US Air Force Air Force Achievement Medal

US Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Global War on Terrorism Medal

Education:

Masters Degree in Military Operational Art and Science / National Security Studies from the United States Air Force Air University, Dec. 2010

Emerson College in Boston, MA and Lyndon State College, BS, double major in Mass Communications and Meteorology

American Meteorological Society Certification and Seal of Approval

National Weather Association Certification and Seal of Approval

Currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences

United States Coast Guard Licensed Boat Captain

Community Involvement:

U.S. Air Force Reserve / U.S. Special Operations Command / U.S. Navy 1993-2017

Rank - Lt. Colonel, 315th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB SC

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Executive Board Member, Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, Live 5 Weather Class in the schools, Project Impact (Community Hurricane Planning), Veteran's Hospital, Datastreme Teacher Educational Project, Kids' Fair, Civil Air Patrol, US Naval Reserve

Family:

Wife, Janet, and 2 Children, Amy and Frank

Favorite Books and Movies:

Book- Executive Orders, by Tom Clancy

Movies: Midway, The Firm, Midnight Run, Strategic Air Command

Likes Best About Lowcountry:

The people and the mild weather.

Most Interesting Assignment:

Hurricane Hugo, hurricanes in general, Naval deployment to Bulgaria, News assignment to South America, Israel and Italy. Air Force deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Awards:

  • 2-time Emmy Award Winner
  • 5-time Telly Award Winner
  • Associated Press Best Weathercaster
  • U.S. Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • 2 US Air Force Meritorious Service Medals
  • US Air Force Air Force Commendation Medal
  • US Air Force Air Force Achievement Medal
  • US Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Medal

Education:

  • Masters Degree in Military Operational Art and Science / National Security Studies from the United States Air Force Air University, Dec. 2010
  • Emerson College in Boston, MA and Lyndon State College, BS, double major in Mass Communications and Meteorology
  • Currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences
  • United States Coast Guard Licensed Boat Captain

Recent Articles by Bill

Muggy Wednesday With Showers Before Thursday Cool Down!

Mild, Muggy & Wet Tuesday On Tap!

Cold Start, Otherwise Great Looking Weekend!

Overnight Showers Diminish. Posb Flurry Before Sunrise, But Won’t Stick.

Cold, Windy & Wet Thursday!!!

On & Off Rain Continues Wednesday & Thursday!

Umbrellas Tuesday.... Add Jackets Wednesday!

Cold night ahead, chilly start to weekend!

Clearing Out Friday & Cooler!

What Winter??????? Stays Warm Until The Weekend!

Spring-Like Tuesday With Near Record Warmth!

Chilly Saturday But Warmer Sunday!

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Windy & Stormy Night Ahead.

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY THURSDAY

Warm 70′s Wednesday. Storms Possible Thursday!

April in February!

Rain Returns Friday But Weekend Looks Good!

Showers On & Off Overnight Then Clearing Thursday!

Showers Back Late Wednesday!

  Live 5 News’ Bill Sharpe recovering from knee surgery

Wet & Warmer Friday Before A Nice Sunny Weekend!

Rainy & Chilly Night Then Some Clouds Saturday!

Coldest Night Of The Year!

Roller Coaster Temps... Mild Weekend... Cold Snap Monday!

Near Record Highs Again Wednesday!

Spring Weather Continues In Winter!

Warm Spring-Like Weekend On Tap!

  Lowcountry wood carver turns hurricane debris into art

Warming Up Thursday & Into The Weekend!

Sunny, Cool & Dry Wednesday