weath·​er·​cast·​er | \ ˈwe-t͟hər-ˌka-stər How to pronounce weathercaster (audio) \

Definition of weathercaster

: a weather forecaster especially on radio or television

Examples of weathercaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The program started with 197 weathercasters in 2014 and jumped to 644 last year. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, "GOP senators wanted to stop climate change training for weathercasters. It backfired," 24 July 2019 While Friday night in Portland felt a bit more like spring than winter — one local weathercaster even ventured out in a sweater and flip-flops — rest assured that the weekend will feel a lot more like typical January weather in the metro area. oregonlive, "Portland metro Saturday weather: Brace for a chilly, wet, gusty weekend," 4 Jan. 2020 Local weathercasters cover more news shows than ever, while monitoring the local weather to make the best possible forecasts. Bryan Norcross,, "Bad information in weather apps is giving meteorologists a bad rap," 30 Sep. 2019 That was not the case with the $4 million the National Science Foundation spent to back Climate Central’s program for weathercasters, the inspector general concluded. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, "GOP senators wanted to stop climate change training for weathercasters. It backfired," 24 July 2019 Even West Coast weathercasters on TV wore tight, low-cut dresses that showed cleavage and slim legs. Monica Corcoran Harel, Marie Claire, "Scale and the City," 24 Sep. 2013 Female weathercasters are underrepresented in the nation’s 210 TV markets. Michael Boren,, "This Pa. meteorologist wants people to stop calling her a 'weather girl'," 21 Dec. 2017 Politicians, police, weathercasters — all tried to find the words to communicate urgency without going over the line to hysteria. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, "As Irma approaches, fear is in the water, spreading with new and viral efficiency," 9 Sep. 2017 Will this passion will appeal to the next news director looking for a weathercaster? Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "The spirited ‘Price Is Right’ Plinko champ is an aspiring TV weatherman," 31 May 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'weathercaster.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of weathercaster

1607, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about weathercaster

Time Traveler for weathercaster

Time Traveler

The first known use of weathercaster was in 1607

See more words from the same year

Statistics for weathercaster

Cite this Entry

“Weathercaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

Comments on weathercaster

What made you want to look up weathercaster? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!