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

Rain Chance Goes Up Into The Week & Temps Go Down Slightly

Weekend of Heat & Humidity With Pop-Up Storms!

Chance of Snow.... 0%

Hot... Hot... Hot....

The Heat Is On!

July Heat Rolls On!

  Hazy Sunshine With A Few Scattered Showers Friday

Muggy Hazy Sun With Scattered Showers & T-Storms!

Hazy Sun & Clouds With Pop-Up Showers!

  Rain... Rain.... Won’t Go Away!

  Sun & Storms This Weekend!

  The 4th of July Will Sizzle!

FIRST ALERT: More Heat & More Pop-Up Storms into the 4th

The Heat Goes On!!

  Hazy & Hot Weekend With A Few Pop-Up Showers

  Partly Sunny & Hot Weekend With A Few Pop-Up Showers or Thunderstorms.

Hazy & Hot Wednesday On Tap!

Hazy & Hot Saturday With Afternoon Storms

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Evening Storms Could Be Severe.

Last Day Of Spring Will Feel Like Summer!

  Steamy & Sticky Tuesday On Tap!

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Evening Rains Bring More Flooding Potential.

FIRST ALERT: Heavy Rain & Isolated Flooding Possible Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT: On & Off Rain & Thunderstorms Tuesday & Wednesday

The Heat Goes On!

  FIRST ALERT DAY WEDNESDAY - More Record Heat!

FIRST ALERT: Dangerous Heat Continues Tuesday!

  Dangerous Heat This Holiday Weekend!

Extreme Heat For Memorial Day Weekend!

Hot Midweek.....Even Hotter Memorial Day!