weathercaster

noun
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, chicagotribune.com, "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, Philly.com, "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

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First Known Use of weathercaster

1607, in the meaning defined above

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“Weathercaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weathercaster. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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