Monday, September 05, 2005

Former LR Met Covers Hurricane Katrina


Former KTHV Met Marc Weinberg covered Hurricane Katrina for WDRB. Weinberg is chief meteorologist at WDRB in Louisville, Kentucky and him and a crew traveled down to Biloxi, Mississippi and covered the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. In an article in Louisville KY's The Courier-Journal Weinberg describes the experience:

"We watched roofs being peeled off buildings like sardine cans," Weinberg said. "Every car had its windows blown out. There was debris blowing into the garage, and we were picking shards of glass out of our hair and off our clothes. There were funnels of stuff spinning around in the air … huge pieces of debris probably weighing 100 pounds twisting in the air."

He admitted they were nervous and afraid, "but you almost can't look away," he recalled. They knew the storm surge was out there somewhere headed for them.

"There was so much rain and wind we couldn't even see it … but the wave had to be 20 feet high. We never saw it up close … if we had we would have been gone with it."


Read the full article HERE.

32 Comments:

At 1:05 AM, September 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a dork...I bet the people in kentucky hate him as much as the people in Arkansas did. Banana nose probally took that fast and furious car to the storm and got it took from him. GLAD HE's gone....

 
At 10:36 AM, September 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, he used to work for KTHV. . . . . no wonder I had never heard of him . . . .

 
At 8:45 PM, September 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet there's a black leather jacket under that rain slicker.

 
At 9:09 PM, September 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marc is an absolutely great guy and a super meteorologist. I would much rather have in at Today's THV than Ed.

 
At 9:18 PM, September 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newsflash...They do hate him,He is only chief by communication breakdown that cost the ND his job.
He is such a loser.Not since Jerry Oleynen has their been such hatred for an on-air "no" talent.

 
At 3:00 AM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thiss guy made me uncomfortable, he tried to be funny. He was like a bad zoolander. i can't think one person I know that thought he was good.
glad Mr.KY is in KY

 
At 7:22 AM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear Zoolander is working on a new look. He calls it 'magnum'

 
At 8:21 AM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hilarious photo !

 
At 8:39 AM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed is definitely better than this guy. He was annoying to watch. Almost as annoying as that Marc on KTHV sports.

 
At 8:39 AM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to watch the video of his report, i bet it is funny.

 
At 2:45 PM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marc came to 11 as green as Kermit with an ego that was too big. Nothing unusual in that. He made most people mad because he cut a deal with the ND that every day extra he worked, he got a comp day. So, literally the guy was never there, it seemed. Then he ticked more people off in the media softball league when he acted like a baby half the time--okay, all the time.
That said, you've got to give the guy credit that he loves weather and does things that no other weather geek would do. And he's actually a pretty good meteorologist. I ended up kinda liking him in the end--he just tried too hard to make people like him when as a true Yank, it was not possible.

 
At 4:17 PM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doing weather is mostly about being well-liked. Anyone can read the National Weather Service report and point at a map !

 
At 8:40 AM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to Marc, he's really not a bad guy, having worked with him for three years. (And I didn't see eye to eye with him most of the time.) His background as a storm chaser has really served him well -in that regard. I hope that he is able to become as good as a chief as he can. Those that have ill will toward him are envious and jealous of his accomplishments, because at least he has talent. I too did hear of the snafu in Louisville, that's life. All is not fair. However, give him a chance. His ability will be judged in time by his superiors. The one thing about Marc that you can't take away - He absolutely loves weather. Indeed a true passion. There should be more MET's of his -desire, drive and ambition instead of these that sit back and love the fact that they are on TV. Big Whoop! And not EVERYBODY can read a NWS report and point on a map. If you think that it's that easy, get off your butt, get your degree, your required Seals of approval, and you to can point your finger at map and call it as you see it. (Or, you can sit back on your rear and criticise others because you lack the talent it takes to make it in this business.) Marc graduated from quite possibly the best school for meteorology in this nation - Oklahoma. He's got the education, the experience and he's one very solid meteorologist. He's just young and needs seasoning. Time will cure that.

 
At 8:42 AM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above post is cute... but still doesn't reveal the truth. Here's the deal about Arkansas weather.... it usually moves from west to east. Whatever Oklahoma and Texas are getting today... we get tomorrow. That's tough !

 
At 8:43 AM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks Marc

 
At 9:12 AM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares about his education...PEOPLE DIDN'T LIKE HIM. Steroids,attitude,work ethic Did Oklahoma teach him that?...GOOD JOB

 
At 10:28 AM, September 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keys to being a good weatherperson:

1 - be likeable.
2 - look good.
3 - get a forecast right sometimes.
4 -- refer to #1 and # 2.

 
At 10:35 PM, September 08, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marc is a great guy and the truth is in the fact that he was a groomsman is several weddings of THV employees.

There are some who were above him that were jealous and threatened by his talent.

 
At 12:28 AM, September 09, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

available for weddings for people who have no friends. Put that on our resume.

 
At 9:21 AM, September 09, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah... what kind of FRIEND makes you rent an $80 tux to stand around and watch you get married? I'd rather just be invited to the reception.

 
At 5:35 AM, September 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

unbeLIEVABLE!

 
At 4:57 PM, October 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone ask him about his warts

 
At 11:09 PM, May 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I THINK THAT HE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! I JSUT SEEN HIM AND HEARD OF HIM FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE WEATHER CHANNEL... I THINK ALL OF YOU THAT DISLIKE HIM- ARE JUST JEALOUS THAT YOU ARE NOT AS ATTRACTIVE AS HE IS... HAHA.

 
At 11:10 PM, May 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I THINK THAT HE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! I JUST SEEN HIM AND HEARD OF HIM FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE WEATHER CHANNEL... I THINK ALL OF YOU THAT DISLIKE HIM- ARE JUST JEALOUS THAT YOU ARE NOT AS ATTRACTIVE AS HE IS... HAHA.

 
At 2:30 PM, November 15, 2007, Anonymous Matt Hunt said...

Marc you are my hero

 
At 2:33 PM, November 15, 2007, Anonymous Matt Hunt said...

and everyone can tell you have a true passion for what you do. Keep up the good work!

 
At 8:14 AM, September 03, 2008, Anonymous stephanie hampton said...

Marc, you light up my life. I can tell that you have never really worked a day of your life because of your true passion! I am so happy for you.

 
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At 3:43 PM, October 08, 2011, Anonymous www.camobel.org said...

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At 9:46 PM, June 18, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marc is good at what he does. He is well liked in Louisville. I bet he is glad to have left Little Rock!

 
At 10:36 PM, June 25, 2012, Blogger Heather Peters said...

I agree. Marc has a,passion for what he does, that is true. Sometimes I have no idea what he's talking about in his blog because he gets so detailed. Little Rock's loss is our gain. We should all be so lucky to love what we do and have the talent to go along with it. Sometimes being knowledgeable without having a lot of experience can come off wrong...I've done that myself. He has come out of that and is now a well-likes and well-respected MET here in Louisville. Welcome home, Marc. We're glad you chose Louisville. we love your 'geek-like' passion, good looks, and great personality.

 
At 9:11 PM, October 19, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After all this time I still think your loss was Louisville's gain. Marc just keeps getting better and better. Glad we have him!!!!

 

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