Every night, you tune in to get your detailed weather forecast, whether from your family room, your kitchen, or maybe from the garage. Maybe your favorite meteorologist becomes a part of your family, then all of a sudden, they might be gone without little mention on tv as to why.
You deserve more than that, and this is the purpose of my last blog post for WANE TV as my wife and I have decided to move back to Oklahoma. After a year of raising Jacob, we know we need help as we expand our family and we can only do this by moving back to where our roots are.
Maybe you didn’t care for my style. Maybe you were tired of my references to my storm chasing experiences in the Southern Plains. That experience has hands down, made me a much better severe weather expert, since I have stood in front of live tornadoes, able to compare them to what they actually looked like on radar. Even though we had no significant tornadoes in the last 3 years, I firmly believe it is only a matter of time before this area sees a significant tornado. Maybe it’s next month, maybe next year, maybe in 10 years, but it will happen.
Maybe you liked my style and my presentation. For that, I thank you and I want to let you know that I love what I do and I try each and every day to get the forecast as accurate and as precise as possible. If I completely missed it, I hope you heard me apologize on air as I do hold myself accountable each and every day. Trust me, nobody takes it more personally when it rains when it is not supposed to.
So, what’s the next step for me? This broadcast industry is unique that openings are very rare and I am so lucky that there was an opening back in OKC. (Luck is where preparation meets opportunity, right?) Starting next week, I will be the newest member of the First Alert Weather Team at KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City.
Again, thank you for your time over the last three years.
PS: If you haven’t had a root beer shake from Zesto yet, or been to Pine Lake, put these on your short list.