Impressive. Powerful. Violent. Damaging. Here on the Front Range and across the plains, our severe weather demands respect .
News First 5 is uniquely prepared for severe weather at all times.
Because we respect you and we respect our powerful storms, News First 5 assembled the most experienced... more »
When you get new furniture, you want to keep it nice. Here at New First 5, we recently rebuilt our set, including our beautiful anchor desk with its sleek, black surface.
That desk was properly broken-in Thursday morning when meteorologist Craig Eliot had an issue with Adam Atchison's coffee... more »
Winter storm warnings are in effect from New Mexico to North Carolina, as heavy snow and ice make their way through the South today.
The same storm has left nearly 142,000 electric customers in Oklahoma in the dark.
In Arkansas, up to 10 inches of snow could fall... more »
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Started at News First 5: October 2009
Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Previous Station: KJCT News 8-TV, Grand Junction, Colorado
Education: Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, University of North Carolina at Asheville
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Mike Madson Meteorologist, First Alert 5 Weather
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Started at News 5: May 2006, if you count the debut of "Mike and Mike on Mondays!"
Hometown: Ogden,... more »
Craig is originally from Seattle, Washington and came to KOAA-TV in December of 1995. He started in weather working with the CBS station in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1994. He completed his certification in Meteorology from Mississippi State University in 1996. Prior to that, he earned his undergraduate degree in... more »