Dallas Raines
Chief Meteorologist Dallas Raines has been forecasting the Southland's weather for ABC7 since July of 1984, and provides weekday weather reports for ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Dallas has The Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society. He also has been awarded the elite Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal (CBM) from The AMS.

The personable Earth scientist has earned numerous awards for outstanding coverage of weather events including:

*Best Weather Presenter/ World Competition. Paris, France.

*Winner of the Golden Mike Award for Best Weathercast in Southern California.

*Winner Best Weathercast by Associated Press.

*Winner Overall Excellence. LA Press Club.

*Most Popular On-Air Newscaster. KIIS Radio.

*Outstanding Coverage Award for Hurricane Frederic. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA.

Dallas has an undergraduate degree in communications and earth science. He continues to take graduate level courses in climatology.

Dallas loves storm chasing and has tracked many powerful storms and tornadoes across the Midwest in Tornado Alley.

Dallas is a committed philanthropist. He concentrates on the welfare, care and interests of children. He has authored a series of children's books to introduce weather and geographic concepts to young readers. "Chester and The Hot Air Balloon" by Dallas and Dannie Raines. Reading to children is one of Dallas' greatest joys.

Dallas is an avid athlete, enjoying hiking, tennis, golf and weightlifting. Dallas had the privilege of being a walk-on quarterback for FSU.

Dallas also enjoys automobile road racing. He has his SCCA Regional License which allows him to compete at The Willow Springs track.

Fun fact: Dallas Raines is his real name and he was born to do the weather.

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Dallas's Stories
Here's what Hurricane Hilary's spaghetti model means
As forecasters track Hurricane Hilary's path toward Southern California, you'll see them use colorful lines drawn along maps called spaghetti models. Here's what it means.
What is graupel? Explaining the difference between snow, graupel and hail
This week's powerful storms have left many people stranded in snow and drenched in the rain but what's this "graupel" term everyone keeps mentioning?
Los Angeles brings the heat for Super Bowl weekend with game day temps in the upper 80s
Los Angeles is bringing the heat to the Super Bowl - literally!
50 years later: Survivors, first responders recall frightening moment Sylmar earthquake hit
50 years since the massive Sylmar earthquake rocked the region, first responders and survivors reflect on the terrifying moment and the damage that was left behind.
California rain forecast 2019-2020: Region can expect less rain, warmer temps than last year
ABC7 meteorologist Dallas Raines is forecasting less rain and warmer temperatures this winter compared to the heavy downpours SoCal saw last season.