James Aydelott

James Aydelott

FOX23 Chief Meteorologist James Aydelott grew up in Tulsa and is a fourth generation Okie.

His great grandparents moved into Indian Territory before 1900 and his grandfather was born in Howe. His parents were both teachers in Tulsa Public Schools.

James has always been fascinated by the severe weather that seems to hit Tulsa with fearsome regularity.

James’s dad piled the family in the station wagon and toured the damage after each round of severe weather, and all that destruction made quite an impression on young James.

After graduating from Tulsa's East Central High School, James headed to the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a degree in meteorology.

James has worked in Sherman, TX, Savannah, GA, Wichita, KS, Dallas, TX, and in Tulsa, seeing and forecasting everything from tornadoes to hurricanes to blizzards. He has years of tornado chasing experience and is a severe weather and Doppler radar expert.

James is an instrument-rated pilot and enjoys flying his Cessna Cardinal. James and his wife Robyn have two children and golden retriever, Mia, who also loves to fly. He also likes to cook and has even been a celebrity chef in Tulsa’s own Chef Fest.

James is involved in Tulsa's Iron Gate Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, and Tulsa's Restore Hope Ministry.

You can hear James's forecasts all day on News 102.3 KRMG, K95, Mix96 and the New 103.3 The Eagle

Contact James via email at jaydelott@fox23.com

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Read Stories by James Aydelott

  A Cold Friday Evening, and a Chilly Weekend

  Rain chances return and a big Friday Cool-down

  Sprinkles and Showers Thursday AM, Colder Friday

  Another Sunny, Mild Day Wednesday

  Rainy Monday Night, drying out Tuesday AM

  Another round of storms possible overnight

  Warm Again Friday, Storm chances late Friday Night

  Record warmth Thursday, storms return Friday

  Big Warm-Up through Thursday

  Freezing temperatures to start the weekend

  Windy with tumbling temperatures

  A Rainy Start to the Weekend