Guess who’s back! WFOR just announced they hired John Gerard as the new weekend meteorologist. South Florida viewers are already very familiar with him, for several years he was a meteorologist at WPLG until moving to WTVJ in 2004. Gerard left WTVJ and South Florida in 2010 for San Antonio NBC affiliate WOAI-TV, he’s currently that station’s chief meteorologist.
In addition to his weekend duties, Gerard will also be the primary fill-in meteorologist for Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer.
John Gerard’s first day on the air at WFOR is June 15 at 6 and 11pm.
WFOR meteorologist Craig Setzer took a hard tumble while attempting to fly his flugtag plane in September at the National Red Bull Flugtag Miami. “Doing better, out of trauma center, very sore, no long-term damage” he tweeted a few hours later after the incident but now it seems his injuries may not have been so benign. Setzer had to have spinal surgery yesterday that “took longer than expected.” according to his last tweet.
WFOR meteorologist Craig Setzer participated in the Flugtag today, riding this weird looking airplane-on-top-of-hotdog-cart thing off a cliff and into the water. What could possibly go wrong right?
Well it apparently couldn’t fly (shocking!), and Setzer had a rough landing that he got hauled to the ER with a neck brace.
The face thankfully is fine, as are his teeth, so we will be seeing him on the air. “Well it didn’t go as well as I had hoped”, he quipped on twitter after the accident. He got away with just soreness and “no long term injuries” per another tweet.
And that is why kids, you stay at home and play with your awesome new XBOX One.
WFOR CBS4 have launched a mobile weather lab. The station has been promoting this thing but I as of Friday it’s official. It’s a tricked out Subaru Outback sponsored by a local car dealer filled with gadgetry like a large screen and a sensor station mounted on the roof that can measure wind speed, temperature, humidity, air pressure and rain fall.