Meteorologist Griffin Hardy joined the CBS 42 Storm Team in January 2019. You can watch Griffin on Saturday & Sunday evenings with the forecast, as well as weekday afternoons with traffic, on CBS 42.
The one weather event that started it all for Griffin was the 1998 F3 tornado that struck Nashville, Tennessee. At the time, Griffin was living in Brentwood, a suburb of Nashville, while his dad was forced to ride out the incoming tornado in a bank vault downtown. Griffin has been fascinated by meteorology and the natural world around us ever since.
Griffin graduated from Mississippi State University in May 2017 with his Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology with an emphasis in Broadcasting. Griffin made his television debut in Columbus, MS in September 2016.
Upon graduating from Mississippi State, Griffin began working as a full-time broadcast meteorologist in Jackson, Mississippi. This is where Griffin gained valuable experience covering ALL types of weather, including snow storms, ice storms, tornado outbreaks, flooding, & tropical storms. One of Griffin’s most memorable experiences from his time in Jackson was covering Tropical Storm Gordon in September 2018 LIVE from Pascagoula, Mississippi as it made landfall.
Another memorable experience from Griffin’s career was covering Category 5 Hurricane Michael in Dothan, AL as the storm made landfall in October 2018. Griffin and his co-workers were forced to halt their coverage and leave the station DURING THE STORM, out of fear of the station’s tower collapsing from the hurricane force winds. Fortunately, everyone remained safe and sound!
In November 2018, Griffin became a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM #810) by the American Meteorological Society.
More recently, Griffin joined our CBS 42 Storm Team in covering all of the following severe weather events this year in Central Alabama: the January EF-3 Fultondale tornado, the February NW Alabama ice storm, the St. Patrick’s Day tornado outbreak, and most notably, the March 25th long-track tornado outbreak.
On that late-March day, Griffin helped relay life-saving information to the people of Central Alabama during 8 continuous hours of wall-to-wall coverage. 10 separate, large, destructive tornadoes struck places like Sawyerville, Centreville, Eagle Point, and Ohatchee, AL, causing widespread damage & claiming six lives.
Griffin loves being in the South and enjoys hiking, running, traveling, watching SEC sports, cooking, and live music. Feel free to reach out to Griffin anytime with questions about the forecast via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach out to Griffin on any one of the social platforms below!