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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 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.

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BRRRR: Snow Over, But Cold Temps Are Sticking Around

Winter weather slammed Maryland Tuesday, but even though the snow is over, we’re not out of the woods yet. The frigid temperatures are sticking around for a while.

01/22/2014

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Bundle Up, Baltimore! Falling Temperatures & Several Inches Of Snow Pack A Punch

Winter weather is in Maryland again! Most of Maryland is under a Winter Storm Warning.

01/21/2014

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Snow In The Forecast: Winter Storm Warning In Effect For Parts Of Maryland

Winter weather is moving into Maryland! Most of Maryland is under a Winter Storm Warning.

01/20/2014

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Maryland Is Seeing Some Of Its Coldest Weather In Years

First, it was snow. Then, it was the bone chilling temperatures. Now, Maryland is bracing for even more and even worse cold temperatures.

01/06/2014

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Maryland Could Get A Little Evening Snow

Maryland is bracing for another small round of snow.

12/17/2013

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Another Round Of Winter Weather Is Coming Our Way

Another round of winter weather is heading into Maryland.

12/13/2013

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Maryland Survives Round 2 Of Winter Weather

Maryland got hit with a little more winter weather Tuesday.

12/10/2013

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Icy Maryland Gets Ready For Another Winter Blast

Rain, sleet and snow. The Baltimore metro area was hit by an icy blast of winter weather. But more winter weather is coming our way. Most of the area is under a Winter Storm Warning in effect until 2 p.m. Tuesday.

12/09/2013

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Tracking The Storm: Several Components To Tuesday/Wednesday Weather

Winter weather is moving into Maryland! Parts of the state are under a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain.

11/25/2013

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Maryland May See A Little Snow

Maryland may see a little snow early Tuesday morning.

11/11/2013

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Freeze Warning In Effect For Parts Of Maryland

A Freeze Warning has expired for parts of Maryland.

10/25/2013

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Freeze Warning In Effect For Parts Of Maryland

A Freeze Warning is in effect starting early Friday morning through 10 a.m.

10/24/2013

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