Gary England has been the weatherman at KWTV in Oklahoma City for more than 40 years. He’s decided to quit the broadcast weather prediction game and retire. I read a story about him in the Times a few weeks ago and then heard his interview with NPR’s Scott Simon on Saturday. The experienced meteorologist with the delightful accent is going to be one tough act to follow.
Gary knows a lot about tornadoes and helped develop Doppler radar for use in weather prediction.
If you only have a couple of minutes, fast forward to the 2:10 mark of Simon’s interview where Gary tells the tale of a tornado outbreak in Oklahoma City on May 3, 1999. He’s a natural raconteur.
NPR’s Scott Simon Chats with Gary England