Weather Watch

October 13, 2012

Why did it rain? Blame the cutoff low

Meteorologist Dr. George Fischbeck was on KABC-TV Channel 7 in Los Angeles during the 1970s and ‘80s. Dr. George wore a bowtie along with thick, black-rimmed glasses and joyfully delivered his forecast with the demeanor of a science school teacher. He loved to show the 500-millibar charts on his broadcast and coined the insightful phrase “A cutoff low is a weatherman’s woe.”

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