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VIDEO: Cleveland Meteorologist Attempts to Do Forecast Without Using The Word ‘Heat’

LeBron James has won two NBA titles since he left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in 2010, and people in Cleveland have apparently still not forgiven him for it. After the close of Game 7 Thursday night, WEWS chief meteorologist Mark Johnson pledged to do his entire forecast without using the word “heat” as a “public service” (video above).

Johnson ran through “sultriness,” “fieriness,” “sweltering,” and “sizzly” as substitutes before eventually running out of words. [h/t Deadspin]

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Local Meteorologists to Guess What America Thinks for Charity

Four meteorologists from local TV stations around the country will get the chance to raise up to $50,000 for charity by guessing what America thinks.

Amber Sullins, chief meteorologist for Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV, Mark Johnson, chief meteorologist for Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS, George Flickinger, meteorologist for Tulsa NBC affiliate KJRH and Gary Lezak, chief meteorologist for Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB will duke it out on TV game show “Let’s Ask America” next Thursday, January 31.

“Let’s Ask America” is a televised game show with four contestants playing over Skype.  The contestants must predict how Americans answered questions like, “What did commuters say is the most difficult type of weather to drive in?” The show is produced by Scripps and Warner Bros. Telepictures and airs as a replacement for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy in some markets. Read more

Cleveland Meteorologist Freaks Out About Miami Heat Championship During Forecast

WEWS meteorologist Mark Johnson couldn’t contain his frustration after local hero turned villain LeBron James won his first NBA championship Thursday night.

Johnson broke from his forecast during the ABC-affiliate’s late newscast following the game to rant about the outcome (and it was difficult for the weathercaster to avoid the topic considering that the teams were the Heat and the Thunder).

“Light rain downtown, no thunder. Son of a gun, we could have used some thunder,” Johnson said (video after the jump). Read more

Longtime KTVB Staffer Passes Away

KTVB senior engineer Mitch Frank died this past Sunday after a months-long battle with cancer.  He was 57.

Frank was one of the longest-serving members of the station’s staff, having spent nearly 30 years with the NBC-affiliate.

“He knew every inch of this place,” anchor Mark Johnson said during a recent newscast, remembering Frank.  “I used to tell him that he could never leave here because we wouldn’t know how to turn on a light switch.  Knowing Mitch, I bet St. Peter is going to get a new intercom.” Video inside… Read more