Meteorologist Griffin Hardy joined the CBS 42 Storm Team in January 2019. You can watch Griffin on Saturday & Sunday mornings on CBS 42, and keep up with the latest Storm Team forecasts following Griffin on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
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 a suburb of Nashville, while his dad was forced to ride out the incoming tornado in a bank vault downtown. Griffin has been endlessly fascinated by meteorology and the natural world around us.
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.
After graduation, Griffin began working as a full-time broadcast meteorologist in Jackson, Mississippi. This is where Griffin gained valuable experience, both in the field and in the studio, covering ALL types of weather, including snow storms, ice storms, tornado outbreaks, flooding, & tropical storms. One of Griffin’s most memorable experiences was covering Tropical Storm Gordon in September 2018 LIVE from Pascagoula, Mississippi as it made landfall.
Griffin also covered Hurricane Michael in Dothan, AL as the storm made landfall. 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!
Griffin loves being in the South and enjoys hiking, running, traveling, watching SEC sports, cooking, and dancing.