Longtime Seattle Meteorologist Harry Wappler Dies

By Andrew Gauthier 

Seattle P-I

Harry Wappler, who told Seattle whether to expect showers or sun for three decades, died Wednnesday, KIRO-TV announced. He was 73.

Wappler started his career at KIRO in 1969, took a three-year job as a forecaster at WNBC-TV in New York, then returned to work KIRO until his retirement in 2002. He was replaced by his son, Andy, who joined as a meterologist in 1994 and left the station two years ago.

“We have lost one of our truly special gems today,” KIRO 7 Vice President and General Manager Eric Lerner wrote in an email to KIRO/7 employees Wednesday. “Harry Wappler and KIRO will always be connected, and we could not be more proud.” More…