He was Shore changed the TV weather business in Tulsa forever. While he wasn't the first professional meteorologist on the air in Tulsa -- Don Woods has that distinction -- his hiring represented a shift toward putting the science of forecasting in front of the viewers. I remember seeing his first forecast on a TV in some storefront in the lower level of Southroads Mall. Not Looboyles, but right next to it, I think. We joked about his intro the next day at school: "How's the weather, Gary?
A couple of memories from his co-workers:. No matter if he was on his way into work or just walking down the hall, he was always humming a tune. It was that love of life that he brought to his weather forecasts and to Siouxland. Gary Shore had fond memories of his time in Tulsa and is remembered fondly here as well. The weather won't be very interesting where he's headed, but that'll just open up more time for singing. May he rest in peace.
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Found via the TulsaNow Forum. He had taken the town by storm.Former Tulsa meteorologist George Flickinger doesn't apologize for splitscreen during bad weather.
He had a Masters degree in Meteorology, and had already nailed some incredible forecasts. One in particular I remember is his forecast of three inches of snow. Not Gary, He was insistent that we were in for a significant snow fall. I stood up at his wedding and he was best man at mine. We kept in touch and if I ever had a really tough snow forecast, I always gave him a call. Most of the time I had it right- because I learned from the best.
I do mean the best. I know of no one who was a better forecaster. Many people in Mannford Oklahoma owe there lives to his Tornado warning and there many other towns where people can say the same. There are a several people who are now working in cities big and small as forecasters both on air and off who owe Gary a debt of gratitude. They also link to a tribute section of their forum and a tribute page on the KCAU website.
Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: Gary Shore transfers to "home where no storm clouds rise". I remember when he became a Christian in the 90s. He had such a beautiful smile on his face. From time to time he would visit the church I was attending.
I think he and his family were members of Victory Christian Center for a time. Their first little one was a baby at the time. I'm sure his light was shining at KCAU. He's at his real home: May the Lord bring comfort to his family. Gary has been a guiding light in my life since As a Tulsa resident he guided my choices in clothing and daily activities.
Eventually, my path led me to rural Iowa. Our friendship grew deeper, six years ago, when he started guiding my choices once again.Your sports-only digital subscription does not include access to this section.
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Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 38F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Updated: April 9, am.
Meteorologist George Flickinger isn't sorry for breaking into sports broadcasts to issue life-and-death weather alerts. On Wednesday, he spoke in a video in which he refused to apologize to basketball fans after they made angry calls to the station for showing part of Game 7 of the Western Conference NBA semifinals on a split screen with a tornado warning.
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Flickinger had interrupted a Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants game on Nov. Station officials called the weatherman's failure to wait for a commercial a "negligent" decision, and he was fired without pay. Click to see the winner and watch the winning performance! Landscaping, Tree trimming. Free Est. New Offer! Unlimited access to every article, video and piece of online content Exclusive, locally-focused reporting News delivered straight to your inbox via e-newsletters Includes digital delivery of daily e-edition via email.
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The masks can be sanitized and reused. He says they are not hospital certified, but they could serve as a good alternative. Original Hamilton cast Zoom bombs 9-year-old girl. He asks for video clips showing warm, or funny moments from the previous week. In his second episode, Krasinksi and wife Emily Blunt hosted a 9-year-old girl named Aubrey.
A huge Hamilton! Krasinski surprised Aubrey by telling her he and Blunt would provide a free trip for the girl and her family to see the show on Broadway when performances return. At that moment, Hamilton! Washington Insider. Pentagon grapples with threat from Coronavirus. Five days after the commander of a U.Pictures on this site are copyright George Flickinger.
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I have taken all pics unless otherwise noted, please email me for picture usage info. Flickinger Weather. OKC Area Tornadoes I covered Hurricane Rita which ended up destroying the roof of Mom's house. My Mom said I had pretty TV hair in this picture George Flickinger contact info: email: texasaggie95 at msn. Peoria Tulsa, OK I started this site years ago as nothing more than on-line storage of my family, weather and storm chasing photos.
Now, I use "flickingerweather" to keep track of weather events I've covered long after the storms are gone. I have a cool and unusual job-- my work has allowed me to stand outdoors during hurricanes, watch large tornadoes toss wheat in my face, and I've been bruised by huge hailstones.
This site shares these and other experiences with you as I get to see what many don't. I love my job as I'm usually the first one out the door when severe weather approaches-- this is my dream job. I've worked in Tulsa since I consider the massive May 3, tornado outbreak in Oklahoma as the turning point in my career. I guess I got my wish as since making Oklahoma my home I've seen more than tornadoes than I care to count. My images have appeared on nearly every major TV network.
Don't ask-- I don't sell my pics as I don't want to profit from what could be someone else's misery. Instead I've donated my pictures and video to fundraisers for storm victims. Personally I'm married to Shyla who is my storm chase partner.
She likes chasing, but not when snakes are involved.
You might have heard of my hometown of Orange, Texas.By Jesus Jimenez. Dozens of tornadoes ripped through portions of Texas and Oklahoma from Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. At least 19 tornadoes were reported between the two states from Midland to Tulsa, according to preliminary storm reports from the Storm Prediction Center. In anticipation, many schools, business and government buildings closed early across the area. Greg Abbott also prepared state resources and operations to be ready to respond to the severe weather.
No injuries were reported in Texas, but someone was trapped in Tulsa when a tree fell on a house. The weather service confirmed a tornado touched down Tuesday morning near Tulsa International Airport, producing winds of up to 80 mph.
Airport spokesman Andrew Pierini told The Associated Press there was no damage at the airport, but travelers were moved to shelters for about half an hour. Although the tornadoes were numerous, many cities and towns were largely spared. With the potential for flooding and the high risk for severe weather, Smith chose to sit out storm chasing on Monday.
This is the kind of tornado meteorologists like — the kind that miss people. The storms also dumped plenty of rain in some areas. Jesus JimenezStaff Writer.
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With limited options for social distancing-compliant exercise, many Americans are digging through their garages, dusting off their bicycles, and hitting the road.Obtain a challenging position as a broadcast meteorologist at a national outlet or a leading television station in a top 30 market.
Professional Experience. Interpret and analyze current and future surface and atmospheric conditions using various numerical weather prediction models, satellite and radar data in order to prepare forecasts. Create, produce and deliver weather forecasts on-air for two and a half hour local weekday morning broadcast.
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Delivered breaking and continuous live coverage and storm tracking during severe weather events. Occasional tag-team coverage with fellow meteorologist for live severe events; tracking storms and providing the latest information. Also continuous update social media.
Worked closely with the weather department to alleviate computer issues, improve community outreach, and brainstorm new ways to distribute our product. Report live from our mobile Storm Chaser vehicle during significant weather related events. Give live reports from the vehicle on road conditions, weather conditions and the aftermath of storms. Produce second Videolicious segments for Facebook previewing upcoming segments.
Participate in multiple station sponsored events and programs. School visits, FOX 11 weather day, food drives, career days, etc. Evening weather fill-in for the 5, 6 and 10 pm shows. Involved in numerous local community outreach programs on behalf of the station including mentoring programs, public appearances, volunteer opportunities and school visits. Served as the fill-in meteorologist for both morning and evening newscasts when needed. Help implement the Junior Met.
Area of concentration: Atmospheric Science. Honors: Recipient of the Steven S. Green Bay, WI Can discuss my performance as on-air meteorologist, my willingness and ability to work as a team member and my creativity. Can discuss my extracurricular mission work, community involvement and leadership ability over the years. Co-anchor Good Day Tulsa; reading teases, stories and conducting live interviews. Occasionally acted as the live reporter from breaking news scenes. Weekday morning and evening fill-in.
Aid in creating, implementing and updating the Fox 11 Severe Weather Policy Participate in multiple station sponsored events and programs.