Dr. George Fischbeck, KABC weatherman for nearly 20 years during the 70s and 80s, has died at the age of 92.
“For many Angelenos, Dr. George was more than just the weatherman,” writes the Los Angeles ABC owned station on its website. “He taught us about jet streams, high and low pressures and millibars. When he was giving us his forecast for the highs and lows for the next day, he’d also remind us to be good citizens and take care of each other.”
“I started in the early days I was a weather forecaster with the National Weather Service,” Fischbeck told KPCC in a May 2013 interview. “I put in my time down at the weather station three times a day. I had my maps and I’d take my maps, make Xerox copies and I’d put the maps on the air so people could see what I was doing. And now everyone does it.”
In 2013, LA City Councilman Tom LaBonge declared April 10 “Dr. George Day” in the city.