David Chandley is your FOX 5 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist.
After tracking Georgia’s weather for more than 35 years, David chased his dream to be a chief meteorologist and joined the FOX 5 Storm Team in January 2015. You can depend on David every weeknight on FOX 5 News at 5, 6, 10 & 11pm, as well as during any severe weather events.
David is an AMS certified meteorologist. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in broadcast journalism and also completed the broadcast meteorology program at Mississippi State University. David holds the CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) designation from the American Meteorological Society. This is the highest mark of distinction and recognition available in broadcast meteorology
David's broadcast career has taken him all over Georgia, with stops in Albany, Macon, Columbus and a 25+ year stay at WSB in Atlanta. He has been honored with numerous awards, including 11 Southeast Emmy Awards and countless nominations. David has also received the Associated Press Best Weather Reporting Award 13 times.
David and his wife Lynn live in Brookhaven. They have two daughters, Lauren Reidy and Leah, son-in-law Kyle, two beautiful granddaughters, Eleanor & Piper and two dogs, Pippa and Jack. He loves golf, walking and biking the Atlanta Beltline and working out. David is a DoorHolder at Passion City Church and has worked with numerous Atlanta organizations including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Gwinnett County Schools, Camp Fire Boys and Girls, Atlanta Community Food Bank and Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities.
While at UGA, David was a student trainer and member of the 1980 National Championship Football Team.
Friday morning will see some of the coldest air in five years move into Georgia just in time for Christmas.
The FOX 5 Storm Team has once again teamed with the Georgia Forestry Commission to provide a weekly update through fall as to where the best leaf watching is.
The temperature is changing and so are the colors to the trees in North Georgia.
High heat and humidity will bubble up some strong to severe storms on Thursday across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.
Thursday’s forecast might be a bit more intense than the past few days. It could be hotter and the chance for severe storms could be greater.
The chance for severe storms continue to diminish heading into the evening hours on Friday.
A warm and windy for Wednesday sets the stage for strong to severe storms early Thursday morning. A line of storms will be capable of damaging winds and very heavy rainfall. The tornado risk is very low, but not zero.
Those across the South will want to be "weather aware" on Wednesday as a powerful front is expected to move through bringing strong to severe storms.
North Georgia is under a marginal risk for severe storms on Saturday as a cold front moves through the state.
The FOX 5 Storm Team has once again teamed up with the Georgia Forestry Commission to deliver the Leaf Watch for north Georgia every Thursday this fall.