Friday, May 14, 2010

Washington Weathercaster Watch Update

The dcrtv blog reports today that the rumors surrounding future plans of former WRC, Channel 4, meteorologist Bob Ryan are converging on a move to WJLA, Channel 7, the local ABC affiliate. Although no formal announcement has been made yet, likely plans include Ryan covering the 11 pm slot while veteran weatherman Doug Hill does the evening shift at 5 and 6 pm. Channel 7's parent company, Allbritton Communications, also runs local cable network News Channel 8 and political web site It is developing a local news web site

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Washington's Weathercasting Wars Widening?

The dcrtv blog adds more speculation to the question of former WRC, Channel 4, meteorologist Bob Ryan's future role:
"All along, he has said it was not about money. Well, Gannett is not only showing him the money, they are offering something the Allbrittons can't - national exposure in USA Today, his own weather website, and the 11 PM slot on the newly revitalized '9 News Now.' The cooling off period is over, now the real negotiating begins." Is Gannett's Channel 9/WUSA also interested in former Channel 4/WRC weather superstar Bob Ryan (right)? Ryan has been rumored to be jumping to Allbritton's Channel 7/WJLA.....
Don't set your TiVo just yet.

In the meantime, Ryan has apparently been celebrating the recent marriage of son Jason, an ABC News producer, on Capitol Hill.

May Temperature Update: Weekly Heat Record Confirmed

The National Weather Service Washington/Baltimore office in Sterling VA has confirmed that the Washington average temperature May 1-7 was indeed an all-time record high for the first week of May. The average minimum temperature was also a record. Official Washington temperature records extend back 140 years.

Seasonal Outlook

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Latest 3-month temperature outlook from Climate Prediction Center/NWS/NOAA.