16 July 2019
A 1954 Weathercast
Posted by Dan Satterfield
Today was our 65th anniversary at WBOC TV here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. During our anniversary special at 7 PM, I did the weather as it would have been done in 1954. No radar, no satellite, and the extended forecast?
That was the day after tomorrow.
Times have changed!
I actually did the weather on a hand-drawn map for a couple of years at the start of my career. It was fun to do it the old way one last time!
Yikes…i was born in ’54…in Ottawa, Ontario we had a meteorologist, Percy Saltzman who would, on the evening CBC news–in seemingly record time–chalk-flail isobars and cold and warm fronts on a blackboard with a map of canada. i remember this as early as 1958! and…on an old CRT round screen TV!
I have heard of him. Was this on the National or the precursor to it?