Chris Webb, a native Texan and OU graduate, has always had a passion for weather. What had originated as a fear of thunderstorms, quickly evolved into complete fascination.

His time at the University of Oklahoma was spent studying meteorology and interning at various television stations in Oklahoma, including FOX 23 in Tulsa and KFOR in Oklahoma City. During this time, Chris covered the May 2013 tornado outbreak and many other severe weather systems throughout Oklahoma and Texas’ tornado alley. Along with his internships, Chris also served as a meteorologist for 4 years at the Emmy award winning student newscast, OU Nightly.

Upon graduation in the spring of 2015, Chris and his wife Jessica moved to San Angelo, TX to begin his first job at KXVA/KIDY. It was here that Chris helped launch a brand new morning show called Wake Up West Texas where he served as the morning meteorologist and co-anchor.

Apart from the weather, Chris enjoys airplanes and flying, playing guitar, golfing, and ice hockey. Chris is excited to join the 5NEWS Weather team and bring his skills to Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley.

Recent Articles
  • Second Cold Surge Arriving

    Yet another push of cold air is arriving late Wednesday and will work to continue to cold weather trend for the rest of the weekend into the weekend. Temperatures across the northern United States are in the teens and 20s. Overnight lows locally, could be as cold as the teens late Thursday night into Friday morning. A small warmer trend is expected into next week with more widespread 50s in the forecast. -Garrett

  • Four Years Ago Today: Arkansas Slammed by Major Snowstorm

    A few flurries fell across NW Arkansas earlier today, but it was completely different story for the area 4 years ago. Half a foot of snow fell across both NW Arkansas and the River Valley after a rare December snow event slammed into the region.

  • Today’s Hail

    Severe storms brought strong winds and hail across parts of NW Arkansas and the River Valley this afternoon/evening. -Chris

  • LIVE UPDATES: Severe Weather Shifting East

    A strong cold front is moving through the area this afternoon. Strong t-storms will be possible across the area as we continue through the afternoon hours. Here are live updates as we get them.


    A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 9 pm for NW Arkansas and the River Valley.  

  • Strong Storms & Much Cooler Weather for NWA and the River Valley

    A cold front will bring not only cooler weather but the chance of some strong storms as well. -Chris

  • Winter is Coming

    It has been an unseasonably warm start to the month, but all of that is about to change. Our next cold front is set to move into NW Arkansas and the River Valley as we head into the early parts of the work week. -Chris

  • Talking Weather with Pea Ridge Students

    I spent some time in Pea Ridge talking to students about what I do at work as a meteorologist.

  • Drought Worsens Across Region

    Drought conditions have only continued to get worse for NW Arkansas and especially the River Valley. Rainfall has been seemingly hard to come by since August. With little to no rain in September, October and November (some of our wettest months) there has been a significant increase in the coverage and severity of the drought. -Chris

  • Cool Day For NW Arkansas And The River Valley

    After Saturday’s cold front, temperatures have remained cool for Sunday (Nov. 19).  We’ll see a slightly warmer start to the work week before our next cold front makes its way through the area. -Chris

  • How Weather Has Impacted Today’s National Headlines

    A scaffolding collapse in New York caused multiple injuries earlier today. Reports have cited strong winds as the cause for the collapse. -Chris

  • Blustery Afternoon for NWA and the River Valley

    It’s been a cold, blustery afternoon across the region. A wind advisory remains in effect for the area until 5 pm this afternoon.  The chilly temperatures will stick around for the remainder of the weekend. -Chris