weathercaster

noun

weath·​er·​cast·​er ˈwe-t͟hər-ˌka-stər How to pronounce weathercaster (audio)
: a weather forecaster especially on radio or television

Examples of weathercaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately, the iconic weathercaster declined to talk with me. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023 Originally a weathercaster in the Capitol, Lucky is tapped as the very first Hunger Games host for the 10th annual games. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 The weathercasters all remarked on the novelty and compared it to the Caribbean. . . . A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 9 June 2023 The weathercaster proposed to Roberts on Jan. 1, 1994. Emily J. Shiffer, Peoplemag, 6 Feb. 2023 According to a survey of TV news directors by Bob Papper, an adjunct professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, about 90 percent of news anchors, 78 percent of reporters and 87 percent of weathercasters were bound by noncompetes in 2022. Lydia Depillis, New York Times, 3 Apr. 2023 In late December 2022, WDIV announced former traffic reporter Ashlee Baracy and Ron Hilliard, a weathercaster in the Flint and Saginaw regions, were joining 4Warn Weather, the new name for the station’s weather team. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 13 Jan. 2023 Roker has been a staple on Today as the program's premier weather anchor since 1996, and previously made appearances as a substitute weathercaster from 1990 to 1995, filling in for the late Willard Scott before his semiretirement. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 9 Jan. 2023 Roker, 68, has been a staple on Today as the program's premier weather anchor since 1996, and previously made appearances as a substitute weathercaster from 1990 to 1995, filling in for the late Willard Scott before his semiretirement. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 3 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weathercaster was in 1607

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“Weathercaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weathercaster. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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