Jay Grymes

Jay Grymes

Chief Meteorologist

Baton Rouge, La.

Jay Grymes joined the WAFB 9News team in August 1996 and was named Chief Meteorologist in May 2003.

Jay was born in Arlington, Virginia and grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, He moved to Baton Rouge in 1985 by invitation from LSU.

Awards:

  • Louisiana State Climatologist, 1991-2003, President of the American Association of State Climatologists (2001-2002)
  • 2004 "Weathercast of the Year." Louisiana Association of Broadcasters
  • 2009 "Outstanding Achievement Award: News Media." National Hurricane Conference
  • 2010 "Golden Mike Award." Louisiana Association of Broadcasters
  • 2014 "Outstanding Service Award." Baton Rouge Fire Prevention Committee

Books:

Education:

  • University of Delaware
  • Louisiana State University: 30+ graduate hours focusing on climatology, meteorology and hydrology

Recent Articles by Jay

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rumbles continue through night, dry by morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Mostly dry weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat Advisory still in effect; hot, dry weekend on the way

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: First half of Labor Day weekend looks dry, then scattered showers return

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rainy weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances increase going into weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances increase for weekend; Sunday looks wetter

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat Advisory issued through Friday evening

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More of the same summer weather on the way

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns for weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool days come to an end; some storms expected over weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Gulf humidity, warmer temps creep back in Friday

  ’Get ready’: Breaking down rain and wind forecasts 48 hours before expected landfall

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Conditions expected to get wetter as tropical development likely

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Intense heat continues; eyes on tropics for potential development

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot and dry, then rain returns Tuesday and Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Afternoon storms expected through weekend

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat Advisory issued for second day in a row; another possible Saturday

What exactly does it mean when a Heat Advisory is issued?

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Humidity returns for Father’s Day weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Some storms over weekend, nothing severe expected

Learn more about the First Alert Titan 9 Storm Tracker

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Mainly dry hot Memorial Day Weekend

  Morganza Spillway likely to be opened for third time in history

Miss. River breaks record for number of days at or above flood stage

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain expected for weekend, but nothing severe

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavy thunderstorms returning Saturday, continuing into Mother’s Day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Last weekend of April slated to be a beauty

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday afternoon showers before sunny Easter weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Stormy Sunday on the way