March 16, 2015

While one city freezes, another will have no temperature, says L.A. weather map

KABC-TV, ABC’s O&O in Los Angeles, had a bit of an interesting forecast — according to its map, most of the area would be in the 60s and 70s, but one poor city would be shivering away at -176. You gotta feel for the poor folks of Ojai — but what about the residents of […]

March 4, 2015

‘Nightly’ gets its own weather maps

Since NBCUniversal‘s 2008 acquisition of the Weather Channel, the cable network’s maps and graphics have popped up all across the NBC family — including “NBC Nightly News,” MSNBC and CNBC — but now at least one property has veered away from that practice. “Nightly News” has started using weather maps that aren’t branded with the […]

February 27, 2015

NBC Chicago upgrades WX Center, again

Less than a month after updating its weather center, Chicago‘s NBC O&O WMAQ-TV has unveiled a small new update — two flat screens mounted to the front of the presentation desk. When the changes debuted earlier this month, the desk was fronted with a rather dull looking printed graphic. In addition, WMAQ-TV is also using the […]

February 24, 2015

Dallas forecaster tweets Snowmageddon ‘prayer’

Dallas forecaster Peter Delkus tweeted out a photo of himself with the words to a “prayer” running next to him. Delkus is a forecaster at WFAA-TV, which is in full storm coverage mode as the normally mild city is hit with winter weather. The full text of the prayer, which is titled “The Saint Delkus […]

February 24, 2015

Cloudy with a chance of furballs in Winston-Salem

We all know it’s been a crazy month of weather all over the U.S. (or maybe it just feels that way because it’s sweeps), but here’s a new type of fur-cast … err … forecast: Furries. Hearst’s WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, N.C. aired its seven day forecast board that included a rather unusual prediction for Wednesday: A […]

February 24, 2015

Cleveland reporter transports herself from outdoors to toasty studio

Apparently having run out of ways to emphasize just how cold it is, one Cleveland reporter used a bit of television magic to instantly transport herself from the -39 degree outdoors to the balmy studio in what was a rather stretched and contrived metaphorical standup. Melissa Reid, a reporter at WJW-TV in Cleveland, started a […]

February 23, 2015

Longtime Chicago forecaster touts purported replacement in promos

WLS-TV, the ABC O&O in Chicago, is airing interview-style promos featuring current chief meteorologist Jerry Taft and newcomer Cheryl Scott. Scott, who joined the ABC 7 Eyewitness News First Alert weather team in December after leaving NBC O&O WMAQ-TV in October, is reported to be in line to take over for Taft when he retires […]

February 10, 2015

Anderson Cooper: ‘Please don’t call it a ‘Blizzardmobile”

Anderson Cooper has apparently gotten tired of his network’s overly-zealous branding of everything. On Monday’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Cooper was doing a live segment with correspondent Miguel Marquez in Massachusetts. Marquez, decked out in a getup complete with ski goggles, said he’s taken to calling his (apparently stranded) vehicle “The Weather Beast.” “It’s not a Blizzardmobile,” […]

February 2, 2015

NBC Chicago updates weather center

NBC‘s Chicago O&O, WMAQ-TV, has updated its weather center. Instead of the two flat screens inset into the internally lit wall and a wood header, the weather set now features a 2 × 3 flat panel video wall. Behind it is a backlit wall, shown here in deep blue, as well as a stack of additional […]

January 28, 2015

Forecaster turns ‘hotter than Hell’ mistake into funny moment

An errant number or two here and there on a weather graphic has been known to cause some entertaining TV moments (such as this and this) — but Phoenix forecaster Cory McCloskey takes the prize for not only owning up to a mistake but rolling with it. McCloskey, giving the weather report on Fox affiliate KSAZ-TV, noticed his […]