David Tillman
Chief Forecaster David Tillman came to ABC13 in late 2000 from WMC-TV in Memphis. He worked there as that station's meteorologist and received an Emmy for his coverage of a snowstorm that hit that city.

David is a member of the American Meteorological Society and of the National Weather Association. In 1998, he received his seals of approval from both organizations.

After graduating from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science Degree in meteorology, David began his broadcast career. He was the Weekend Meteorologist at WAPT-TV in Jackson. A year later, he worked for the National Weather Network during the weekends and produced weather segments for 35 television stations and 45 radio stations across the United States.

Born in St. Louis, David and his wife Patricia have three children; David, Brianna and Sydney.

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David's Stories
Dense fog could slow down your Thursday morning commute
Dense fog could get a little more widespread Thursday morning. Once it burns off, temperatures will pop up toward 80 degrees.
No tropical development expected in the Gulf
The Gulf remains quiet, and we can finally say goodbye to hurricane season come Nov. 30.
2021 hurricane season: 5 things Texas Gulf Coast residents should do to prepare
After last year's close call with Hurricane Laura and predictions of an above-average storm season, Houstonians are urged to act now.
Weather experts urge SE Texans to stay ready for unpredictable storms
Hurricane season might be weeks away, but the threat of extreme weather is already here, from tornadoes and high winds to damaging hail.
Weather U: Damaging winds can be big trouble in Texas
Chief Forecaster David Tillman explains what set of circumstances can come together to create dangerous winds of more than 100 mph.
Snow begins in southwest Texas with warnings about travel
ABC13 Chief Forecaster David Tillman is in the snowfall near Fort Stockton, where by Thursday morning, the ground was covered with the white stuff! ❄
Harris Co. Flood Control District's real-time maps help you decide to evacuate during 'next Harvey'
The Harris County Flood Control District has come up with a new tool to help you decide.
Will heavy rain wash away your 4th of July plans?
If you're thinking about making plans for the Fourth of July holiday, heavy rain could wash them away.
Why has it been so wet lately?
A lot of people have been asking why it's been so wet, especially on the weekend?
How hot weather could affect flying baseballs
According to Accuweather, since hot air is less dense than cool air, for every 10 degree rise in temperature, a hit baseball can travel 2.5 feet farther.