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Dave Murray introduced meteorology on a nightly basis to local TV news in St. Louis in 1976. Hired at the age of 22 by KSDK-TV right out of graduate school, he was the first scientist to deliver nightly weathercasts with moving graphics, original forecasts, and explaining reasons why.

His accuracy was high, and his personality affable, for a curious weather oriented Midwestern market, both metropolitan and agricultural.

With a major in coastal forecasting from the University of Rhode Island and studying for his Master’s in thunderstorm forecasting at the University of Wyoming, Dave’s scientific knowledge and serious commitment countered the existing 1950’s-1970’s trend of weathercasting on television being the lighter part of the broadcast. His audition tape, made in college, had taken several weeks to produce to show program directors, many for the first time, how weather systems could actually move across a wooden map, while Dave explained on camera in his only sport coat and a pair of plaid pants.

During the early years, Dave also developed a revolutionary visual 24 hour warning system in St. Louis. When TV stations still went off the air around 1am, Dave realized people needed protection during the night. So he developed the first visual 24 hour warning system in St. Louis. It worked like this. Dave would call the Master Control Room at the station and tell them to “punch up” the weather radar graphics.

By age 29, in 1983, the ABC Television Network noticed Dave, and tapped him to be their new Chief Meteorologist/Weathercaster for both “Good Morning America” with David Hartman and Joan Lunden, and “World News This Morning” with Steve Bell.

But ultimately, Dave missed the thrill of severe weather forecasting which started him on his career and is inherently local in nature. So when KTVI-TV Ch.2, a Times Mirror station at the time, offered him the chance to return home as Chief Meteorologist for all evening newscasts and any severe weather, Dave jumped at the chance and has faithfully served St. Louis television viewers since September, 1989, for 29 years. St. Louis was his adopted hometown. He’d started his career there. He’d gotten married there. His son was born there. And quite frankly, the weather was exciting. That’s Dave.

In the Midwest region, Dave holds 12 Emmy Awards for “Best Weathercaster” and has distinguished himself with “Dave Murray’s Long Range Weather Specials”, half hour programs. Four times yearly for each season they regularly win the top ratings spot during their time period, and coincidentally have made his white Labrador retrievers – currently Rain and Snowflake, formerly Sky, Sunshine and Starz – a bit famous on Facebook and Instagram appearing on the shows.


Recent Articles
  • Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…THE WEEKEND…AUGUST 11-12, 2018

    Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…THE WEEKEND…AUGUST 11-12, 2018 . Our Friday cool front is now off to our south…a pretty nice weekend on tap…especially for August in STL…partly sunny skies both Saturday and Sunday… 89 each day…rather nice humidity levels with a light northeast breeze…we will take it this time of year…more of an active pattern with rain and slightly cooler temperatures the middle to end of next week…be safe everyone.

  • Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…FRIDAY…AUGUST 10, 2018

    Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…FRIDAY…AUGUST 10, 2018 . A weak cool front slides in from the north mid to late afternoon on Friday…just enough moisture in the air mass to watch…never turn your back on a cool front…anytime of year. Still thinking the front will pop some non-severe storms mid to late afternoon…doing the sunset fade in the early evening…lets watch the ski…for the wekeend…warm and alittle humid…with a few spot storms…rather limited….mainly south of metro STL

  • Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…THURSDAY…AUGUST 9, 2018

    Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…THURSDAY…AUGUST 9, 2018 . Quiet times on this Thursday…partly sunny skies, warm with moderate humidity…okay for STL… near 90 this afternoon…Friday and over the weekend…warm and alittle humid…with a few spot storms…rather limited….but lets watch the afternoon skies just for fun

  • Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…WEDNESDAY…AUGUST 8, 2018

    Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…WEDNESDAY…AUGUST 8, 2018 . Our Tuesday cool front sinks to the south…but just barely…quiet for us…partly sunny skies…some afternoon storms firing over southeast MO and southern IL… great Summer weather Wednesday night and Thursday…Friday and over the weekend…warm and alittle humid…with a few spot storms…rather limited.

  • Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…TUESDAY…AUGUST 7, 2018

    Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…TUESDAY…AUGUST 7, 2018 . A cool front slowly works over the Bi-state region on Tuesday…an unsettled and cooler day with periods of rain and storms…the best shot at some strong to maybe severe storms will be in the afternoon and early evening…a day to stay up to date on the sky and the weather. Dry it out and in the 80’s for Wednesday and Thursday…Friday and over the weekend…warm and alittle humid…with a […]

  • Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…THE WEEKEND…AUGUST 4-5, 2018

    Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…THE WEEKEND…AUGUST 4-5, 2018 . All about summer for the first weekend of August…Hot afternoons with increasing humidity…95 each afternoon…not seeing any rain or storms. the northwest flow will try for a come back Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with cooler temps and a bump in rain and storms. Have a great weekend everyone!

  • Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…FRIDAY…AUGUST 3, 2018

    Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…FRIDAY…AUGUST 3, 2018 . The southerly flow back in style for the next several days…warm to hot each afternoon…okay at night…partly sunny sunny skies 90 to 94 each day with increasing humidity…especially over the weekend…feeling like August. The northwest flow will try for a come back late Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with cooler temps and a bump in rain and storms.

  • Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…THURSDAY…AUGUST 2, 2018

    Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…THURSDAY…AUGUST 2, 2018 . The northwest flow is gone and two high pressure systems will take over…one from the southwest and the Bermuda high in the Atlantic…quiet times for the most part…a weak cool front will drop down from the north but thinking it never makes it to STL…not a big deal…and in turn it is warmer…sunny on Thursday…near 90-92 and then Friday and Saturday and Sunday… the return of Summer but nothing […]

  • Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…WEDNESDAY…AUGUST 1, 2018

    Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…WEDNESDAY…AUGUST 1, 2018 . It is here…August…the last month of Summer…by the way my Fall forecast on the way Tuesday night August 28th. On this Wednesday…lots of sunshine is back from start to finish…and in turn it is warmer…88 for the high and rather humid…sunny on Thursday…near 90 and then Friday and Saturday…partly sunny and hanging around 90 degrees… the return of Summer but nothing super extreme…typical Summer getting into August.

  • Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…TUESDAY…JULY 31, 2018

    Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…TUESDAY…JULY 31, 2018 . Wow…we have reached the end of July…its been a fun month… especially with the swings in temps…still cool on this Tuesday…mostly cloudy and in the 70’s…a few limited showers and drizzle. The sun comes back Wednesday…88 for the high…sunny on Thursday…near 90 and then Friday and Saturday…partly sunny and hanging around 90 degrees… the return of Summer but nothing super extreme…typical Summer getting into August.

  • Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…THE WEEKEND…JULY 28-29, 2018

    Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…THE WEEKEND…JULY 28-29, 2018 . It is the last weekend of July…Summer is flying by…a non-Summer weekend on the way thanks to the return of an active more zonal west to east flow in the atmosphere. Saturday…increasing clouds but thinking the bulk of the day is fine…85 for the high…developing rain and some storms Saturday night…limited in the evening…then increasing rain Saturday night, Sunday, Sunday night and into Monday…not raining all the time […]

  • Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…FRIDAY…JULY 27, 2018

    Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…FRIDAY…JULY 27, 2018 . July keeps flying by…the latest cool front is long gone and high pressure settling in for a very pretty day…partly to mostly sunny skies on Friday…82 for the high…low humidity…wonderful Friday night….the weekend…Saturday…increasing clouds but thinking the bulk of the day is fine…85 for the high…developing rain and some storms Saturday night…limited in the evening…then increasing rain Saturday night, Sunday, Sunday night and into a portion of Monday…not raining […]