Chris Higgins

Meteorologist

Hi! I am FOX 2 News Weekend Meteorologist, Chris Higgins. Born and raised here in the St. Louis area, I have a lifetime of experience with our wild weather. I'll never forget the bitter cold winters of the late '70s, the "Blizzard of '82", the "Drought of '88" or the "Great Flood of '93".

My education is home grown, too. I graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School in 1988. Then, in 1992, received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from St. Louis University.

My career in television began here at FOX 2 as an intern in 1990. After my graduation from SLU in 1992, I moved into the heart of "Tornado Alley," Joplin, Missouri, where I spent two exciting years as Chief Meteorologist at KODE-TV. In 1994, I moved back to St. Louis and FOX 2 as the weekend meteorologist.

In October 2002, I was honored to receive my first of five Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Science for weathercasting and reporting. In July of 2006, I became first ever St. Louis meteorologist to receive the American Meteorological Society’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation - passing a rigorous written test covering many aspects of atmospheric and natural sciences.

In June, 2003, I realized a long time dream when I was commissioned as an officer in the Air Force Reserves. On my "drill" weekends I serve as “Major Higgins” with the 12th Operational Weather Flight at Scott Air Force Base. Our area of responsibility covers the entire northeastern United States including the White House. During the summer of 2008 I deployed to deserts of the Middle East in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I’ve been honored as the United States Air Force Weather Officer of the Year for the Reserve Component two times - 2006 and again in 2008.

Community involvement is important to me. So, every year I make dozens of public appearances at local schools talking about weather, the importance of staying in school and serving your community!

My most cherished blessing in life is my loving family who continue to support my “crazy weatherman” obligations and schedule.

When I’m not working I enjoy being outdoors and trying to stay fit. I love to run, workout, work in the yard or just relax on the deck.

Recent Articles

  • Historic hail storm hit Missouri 13 years ago today

    Posted on: 6:31 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Do you remember where you were 13 years ago today? Perhaps hunkered down in your...
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  • Opening Day threatened by rain

    Posted on: 9:43 pm, April 6, 2014, by , updated on: 09:18pm, April 6, 2014

    (KTVI) – This weekends  weather was beautiful with sunshine on Saturday and most of Sunday. Sunday night clouds will slowly...
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  • Video – Flash flooding on highway 30 near St. Clair

    Posted on: 3:12 pm, April 3, 2014, by

    (KTVI) – Meteorologist Chris Higgins captured flooding along highway 30 east of St. Clair on video. He is currently tracking...
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  • Flash Flood Warning Emergency Alert on your phone? Find out what it means

    Posted on: 2:15 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 02:21pm, April 2, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory until 6pm on Wednesday. There is...
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  • Hail blankets parts of the area; storms continue into Thursday

    Posted on: 5:44 am, April 2, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:30pm, April 2, 2014

    (KTVI) – Hail and gusty winds rolled across the St. Louis area Wednesday afternoon as many of the counties in...
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  • Rain, snow and cold weather moving into St. Louis area

    Posted on: 6:30 pm, March 23, 2014, by , updated on: 06:14pm, March 23, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It may not be the polar vortex, but the northwest flow will continue to pump in...
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  • Rain changes to snow, gusty winds return winter chill

    Posted on: 1:11 pm, March 15, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:21pm, March 16, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The return to winter weather for St. Louis came in right on schedule overnight. Temperatures dropped...
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  • Bitter cold temps for Monday

    Posted on: 6:40 pm, March 2, 2014, by , updated on: 05:33pm, March 2, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The snow and ice are done, but the cold remains. Temps are in the single digits...
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  • Winter storm covers region in ice, snow is back for the afternoon

    Posted on: 6:45 pm, March 1, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:09pm, March 1, 2014

    (KTVI) – A major winter storm rolled into the Bi-State area on schedule late Saturday night. It started as freezing...
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  • Wenztville Holt students taking Teen CERT classes

    Posted on: 8:06 am, February 25, 2014, by , updated on: 09:52am, February 25, 2014

    (KTVI) – The students of Wentzville Holt High School are making sure they are prepared in case a disaster strikes...
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  • Highland, Il sees heavy storm, wind damage

    Posted on: 3:10 am, February 21, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:30am, February 21, 2014

    (KTVI) – FOX2 Meteorologist Chris Higgins found damage in eastern Highland, Ill late Thursday night.  The worst damage was on...
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  • Disaster planning for hospitals and people with disabilities

    Posted on: 10:25 pm, February 19, 2014, by

    MOORE, OK (KTVI)– Three years ago, when a massive tornado struck Joplin, MO, it left St. John`s Regional Medical Center...
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