Bob Turk

Bob Turk 175x131When skies turned cloudy, some little boys would catch frogs.  Not Bob Turk.  He caught the rain.  According to his mother, Bob created a rain well and device for measuring precipitation.  Collecting that data was “fun.”

Today, it’s still fun and part of Bob’s everyday routine as Baltimore’s most respected weathercaster–the person viewers depend on for weather updates during weekday evening newscasts on WJZ.

It was Bob who helped WJZ select the Doppler radar weather system known as First Warning Weather and put the station further on the map as the first Baltimore television station to have such sophisticated weather forecasting technology.

First Warning Weather’s local live Doppler radar enables the weather team to track rain and storms from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Bob, who has been an associate member of the American Meteorological Society since 1975, earned a B.S. degree in geography from the then-named Towson State College and Master’s degree in the same subject from the graduate school of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Before his broadcasting career, he was an assistant planner for Howard County, Md., where he was in charge of site development plans.  Bob is also active in the community and probably holds the record for “most number of community appearances made” over any other broadcast journalist in Baltimore.  He is also one of the most requested speakers at charity, civic and other events.

The native Baltimorean served on the boards of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the American Lung Association and is active in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  He resides with his wife and two young children in north Baltimore County, living in a passive solar home that exists in harmony with the environment and nature.

Weather Blog: Cold, Windy Wednesday

The chilliest air mass since last winter is covering the region through Wednesday.

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Weather Blog: Sunny, Chilly Sunday

A mainly sunny, and chilly Sunday all across the region. A southwest breeze tomorrow will allow warmer temperatures to return to the area for the next two days.


Weather Blog: First Snowfall Of Season

Our first snowfall of the season is now winding down on the upper Eastern Shore and Delaware. Snow amounts were generally in the 2 to 5 inch range although a few spots got over 6.


Weather Blog: Snow Moves Into Baltimore Area

Snow has begun to fall across Maryland while winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings remain in effect.


Weather Blog: Chillier Temps

A cooler air mass was around the region compared to recent days, but it was absolutely average as well!


Weather Blog: Could We See Some Snowflakes This Weekend?

A colder and more December-like air mass has descended on the region.


Weather Blog: Cooler, Drier Air Headed Our Way

Some very mild air in the region Tuesday sent temperatures into the upper 50s and low 60s!


Weather Blog: Mild Start To The Week

A mild start to the week, after a very frosty start.


Weather Blog: Dry, Sunny Weekend

It’s officially the beginning of meteorological winter! But it doesn’t appear that it will feel like winter until the end of next week.


Weather Blog: Earthquake

A decent last day of November as highs again reached the mid 50’s which is still above our normal of 51.


Weather Blog: 66 Degrees In November

What a beautiful day! I mean, it got up to 66 degrees this afternoon, with sunshine pretty much everywhere! Our normal high is only 51!


Weather Blog: Dry Weather

Nice dry weather will continue into the start of the weekend. It will be cool for turkey day, but mainly sunny skies and light winds, will not feel so harsh.



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