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Remember when "weathermen/weathergirls" were not Meterologists?

They were usually attractive men who also hosted afternoon movies, local celebrity interviews and beer commercials. David Letterman comes to mind.

by Anonymousreply 17January 23, 2023 3:32 PM

Plenty aren’t. Al Roker isn’t, for god’s sake. (And, no, the AMS seal doesn’t mean anything.)

by Anonymousreply 1January 22, 2023 11:37 AM

David Letterman was "attractive"?

by Anonymousreply 2January 22, 2023 11:46 AM

What quaint flyoverstan city did OP grow up?

by Anonymousreply 3January 22, 2023 11:49 AM

When the craze started for news stations to hire meteorologists, many local newspeople took correspondence courses for the certification.

by Anonymousreply 4January 22, 2023 12:38 PM

[quote]What quaint flyoverstan city did OP grow up?


by Anonymousreply 5January 22, 2023 1:42 PM

It was two tons of fun when those novice Weather Girls would just Wash us away with their predicktions.

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by Anonymousreply 6January 22, 2023 2:28 PM

Just go to Mexico.

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by Anonymousreply 7January 22, 2023 2:42 PM

Nothing wrong with an attractive weather forecaster.

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by Anonymousreply 8January 22, 2023 2:45 PM

And they're smart

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by Anonymousreply 9January 22, 2023 2:48 PM

Australians have a lot of fun with their weathermen

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by Anonymousreply 10January 22, 2023 2:48 PM

Very warm in Phoenix.

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by Anonymousreply 11January 22, 2023 2:50 PM

Yes, the local TV station had a weather girl, Gloria.

She did a brief intro; then said "the weather report was brought to you by Bell Telephone." The ad was aired and was followed by Gloria's forecast.

Afterwards: Gloria's dresses are from "The Showcase of Fashions", a high end woman's store.

by Anonymousreply 12January 22, 2023 3:04 PM

Does your local meteorologist have the seal of approval from the AMS or the NWA? There is quite a difference. To earn the seal from the American Meteorological Society (recently changed to "Certified Broadcast Meteorologist"), they must have a degree in meteorology that includes specific courses from an accredited university, plus at least two years on-air experience. For the National Weather Association, they also need two years experience, but they only have to take an online course. NWA seal holders are not meteorologists, but "weathercasters."

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by Anonymousreply 13January 22, 2023 3:24 PM

R9's weather guy was adorable, and good on R11's guy for just rolling with it.

There are plenty of attractive weatherman these days: the daddy of them all, Jim Cantore (all of a sudden, I'm imagining being the filling in a Jim Cantore/Chris Meloni sandwich) or Lonnie Quinn at WCBS in NY. Long Island's News 12 has some cute guys (a lot of them are gay, like Alex Calamia, plus there was some queen who quit between segments a few years ago).

by Anonymousreply 14January 22, 2023 4:32 PM

Why do the women always wear short tight dresses?

by Anonymousreply 15January 22, 2023 4:47 PM

[quote]Why do the women always wear short tight dresses?

So they can determine the “real feel” temperature, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 16January 22, 2023 4:54 PM

If a weatherman does not broadcast on Chaturbate, then I will not watch him.

by Anonymousreply 17January 23, 2023 3:32 PM
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