Popular Charlotte Meterologist Dies

By Andrew Gauthier 

Charlotte Observer

Ray Boylan, whose folksy forecasts on Charlotte TV belied a meteorology background grounded in scouting hurricanes for the U.S. Navy, died Thursday in Palm Coast, Fla.

Boylan, who celebrated his 76th birthday two weeks ago, had been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and had been on liquid oxygen.


During his 11 years at WSOC (Channel 9), Boylan was perhaps best known for his work during Hurricane Hugo, which smashed into Charlotte in September 1989. More…