Dave Salesky


Dave Salesky
Dave Salesky
A self-confessed weather geek, Dave Salesky is the newest member of the KATU weather team.

His meteorological roots are here in the Northwest, forecasting from Spokane to Portland for the last 20 years. From the flood of 1995 to the Arctic Blast of 2008, Dave kept viewers safe and informed by telling them about severe storms before they moved in to the region. In 2008 the Associated Press named Dave its Best TV Meterologist.

Dave holds a seal from the American Meteorological Society and a certificate of meteorology from Mississippi State University.

When not in the KATU weather center, Dave can typically be found outdoors. Skiing, bicycling, fishing and flying are among his passions. An avid pilot for over 25 years with a commerical pilot's license, Dave flies his 1946 Aeronca Champ all over the Northwest, weather permitting.

In 2009 he completed his 10th journey on Cycle Oregon. Dave was raised in Alaska so he's also a pretty good fisherman, not as good as Rhonda, but still ... the biggest salmon he ever landed was a 75-pound King.

Dave is the proud father of a future Oregon State graduate and Comic Con fan, Karen.

Recent stories by Dave Salesky

Special Reports Everyday Hero: The sky's the limit for these kids Everyday Hero: The sky's the limit for these kids (Video)
Tucked in the back corner of a warehouse at the Aurora Airport is where we find this week's Everyday Hero. Since last September he has been helping a group of 15 to 17 year olds build an airplane - not a model but a real airplane.
Local Fourth quake in four days hits off Oregon Coast Fourth quake in four days hits off Oregon Coast
The fourth earthquake in four days hit off the coast of Oregon Monday. There were no immediate reports of it being felt or causing damage, and there is no danger of it generating a tsunami.
Weather Blog First snow of the season First snow of the season
It snowed in the Portland area and beyond for the first time this season. What started in McMinnville and Wilsonville Tuesday morning had spread to Southwest Washington by Tuesday afternoon.
Local KATU Meteorologist Dave Salesky’s 11 p.m. Wednesday forecast KATU Meteorologist Dave Salesky’s 11 p.m. Wednesday forecast (Video)
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the coastal regions of northern Oregon and southwest Washignton that began at Midnight Wednesday and will continue through Friday afternoon. This is in addition to a high-wind warning for northern coastal areas of Oregon through midnight Thursday.
Portland Weather Forecast Your Forecast
6.14" of rain in October that's over 3" above normal. Now it looks like drier weather is returning for at least the first week of November. Go figure, this is turning into an interesting fall.

A weak ridge will begin to build across the region tonight, keeping us dry.