Remeisha Shade has always had a passion for weather, but her future as a meteorologist was decided on May 18, 1995. This was the day that a F-4, 250 mph, multiple vortex tornado ripped apart her home in the Anderson Hills subdivision NW of Huntsville, Alabama. Although this experience was truly frightening, it was equally as intriguing and led Remeisha to want to learn more about weather systems and their potential impacts.
This passion and fascination for weather directed Remeisha to Florida State University to pursue a degree in Meteorology in 1999. In 2003, Remeisha graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology with minors in math and communications. While at Florida State, Remeisha had the honor of completing two internships with The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia during the summers of 2000 and 2002. Remeisha also won the title of Miss Florida State University and went on to compete for Miss Florida in 2003.
Remeisha is no stranger to the Lone Star State. After graduating from college, she landed her first job as weekend meteorologist/weekday reporter at KBMT-TV in Beaumont, TX. She worked in Southeast Texas from 2003 to 2006. In July of 2006, Remeisha returned to her hometown of Huntsville, Alabama as weekend meteorologist for WAFF-TV. She spent nearly 4 and a half years at WAFF, gaining valuable experience covering numerous severe weather events including tornado outbreaks, floods and winter weather.
While working at WAFF, Remeisha completed another major accomplishment by earning the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal from the American Meteorological Society in June of 2008. The goal of the CBM program is to certify that the holder meets specific education and experience criteria and has passed rigorous testing in their knowledge and communication of meteorology needed to be an effective broadcast meteorologist. All CBM recipients must hold a degree in meteorology, pass a written exam, and have their on-air work reviewed to assess technical competence, informational value, explanatory value, and communication skills.
Besides weather, Remeisha also enjoys dance. She is a talented dancer and choreographer who has performed with several ballet and jazz dance companies. Her other hobbies include working out at the gym, ice skating, yoga, cooking, shopping, getting involved in the community and spending time with friends and family.
Remeisha is thrilled to be back in the great state of Texas and is looking forward to the challenge of forecasting all of the wild and crazy weather that can develop in north Texas in a moment’s notice!