When 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 Channel 13.
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.
Another mild day, this groundhog day!
A nice Saturday across the area with a high of 46, our normal is 42. Tomorrow will start off with some sunshine followed by some more clouds later on. Sunday night, a system crosses the area with the chance of a period of light snow or snow showers, which could leave a dusting to a half inch of snow.
Tomorrow will begin to dry out, and we might see a bit of sun as well.
This weekend will feature lots of clouds on both days, but a bit of sun may be possible tomorrow. Rain will develop on Sunday, and winds will be picking up as well.
Even milder air is coming our way for the rest of the week! Highs near 53 tomorrow and some showers as well, near 57 with more sun on Wednesday and Thursday!
Much warmer air will begin flooding into the region, and by tomorrow night we will stay above freezing for the rest of the week.
A chilly but dry start to the week all across the region. After we got to the upper 50’s and low 60’s yesterday, we were stuck at 35 degrees, for an afternoon high today.
A chilly and cloudy Sunday, with temperatures mainly in the 30’s all day long. Tonight, a freezing rain advisory will go into effect at midnight for areas north and west of the city.
A much needed rainy day all across the region will end later and drier sunny conditions will develop on Thursday. Cooler air will continue to move our way over the weekend as well.
We got to a very warm 73 degrees today, shy of the record of 78, but not too shabby! Tomorrow will be a day of contrasts.
A perfect fall day once again, as we reach the low 60’s or about 8 degrees above our normals. Believe it or not, Friday and most of Saturday will be even warmer!
A perfect end to the week, with sunny dry conditions , and temperatures close to normal. This weekend will feature much the same! Chilly overnight tonight , but a dry and sunny Saturday and Sunday […]