SAN ANTONIO – Adam Caskey joined the KSAT 12 weather team in April 2014 and has become an iconic figure in San Antonio for his homemade thermometers shown on Thermometer Thursday,
His passion for weather and thermometers has led him to receive national recognition as one of the ‘Coolest Meteorologists in the U.S.’ by The Washington Post.
"I love to just share my passion with the weather," Caskey said. "It's fun to be able to teach people something new. I want viewers to feel like they are a meteorologist when they are watching."
- Makes homemade thermometers from scratch
- Enjoys fishing, hunting and all things outdoors
- Favorite meal is Kishka blood sausage
- First car he owned - 84 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
- Met wife (in Washington D.C. ) on a kickball team
- Favorite movie - Miracle on Ice
- Takes pride in driving old vehicles
- Loves to clean work stations at KSAT (even has a Dyson cleaner in the studio)
“Adam is one of the most energetic, enthusiastic people I know, but also one of the smartest meteorologists around," said Justin Horne, KSAT 12 Meteorologist. "There’s no doubt that we have a lot of fun in the KSAT weather center and Adam plays a big role in that. His personality is infectious!”
As KSAT viewers know, Caskey takes pride in making homemade thermometers, and he gives them away to lucky winners through the online raffle.
“My thermometer making started in college,” said Caskey. “We had to make a thermometer from scratch in a class in college and my professor thought of the whole process and procedure. This isn’t something that comes from a text book. Over years of trial and error my professor developed the thermometer and I just took it from there and got addicted to it and redefined it.”
After spending years in other markets being a meteorologist, Caskey considers KSAT viewers to be simply the best.
"They (KSAT viewers) are way better here than anywhere else," Caskey said. "They embrace you so much. I feel like I was meant to be here. My whole career I've done this and that. I went to D.C. for a while and then I came here and it's awesome."
We’re just a couple months away from the biggest party in San Antonio -- FIESTA!
Caskey not only has his own Fiesta medal, but he makes his own 'Cascarón Cannon' for Fiesta events.
“What’s not to love about Fiesta,” Caskey said. “No other place is like that. I think it’s just the best place. It’s fantastic.”