In North Carolina, Beloved Weathercaster Dies

By Andrew Gauthier 

Winston-Salem Journal

Frank Deal, the longtime weather anchor on WGHP known for his genial personality and fondness for mixing jokes in with his forecasts, died Sunday. He was 84.

A typical Frank Deal joke: “Our man in (Lexington) says you can tell inflation’s bad. He says he went to the store the other day to buy bread, and pumpernickel was up to pumpadime.”

Deal was a weather anchor at WGHP from 1969 to 1996, when he retired. Prior to that, he had worked at other stations in such markets as Buffalo, N.Y., Flint, Mich., and Detroit.

“He brought his love of acting and theater to delivering the weather,” said Karen Adams, the station manager of WGHP. More…