WESH Starts Doing Weather Forecast Outdoors

By Kevin Eck 

WESH is taking its meteorologists outside where it all happens.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the Orlando NBC affiliate started doing forecasts from the station’s patio.

Meteorologists stand under a covered area in front of a monitor and broadcast via an outdoor-protected camera. The equipment moves, giving the broadcasters flexibility in presentation and at times they can be out in the grass.

“Our meteorologists love it. They love being able to stand out here,” [WESH gm Jim] Carter said.

Chief meteorologist Tony Mainolfi said in an email: “The weather changes so fast in Central Florida. Whether it’s afternoon rain, heavy storms or the summer heat, doing weather outdoors shows immediate and real-time conditions. This allows viewers to get a better and more accurate perspective of the weather.”