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KPRC’s Meteorologist Anthony Yanez Writes a Children’s Book

Weather-bookAnthony Yanez, a meteorologist at Houston NBC affiliate KPRC, has written a children’s book about the weather: A Wild Ride on the Water Cycle: A Jake & Alice Adventure. 

Yanez told the Houston Chronicle‘s columnist Ken Hoffman that the inspiration for the book came to him seven years ago when he was speaking to kindergartners about his job:

“I couldn’t use my power point presentation, so I had to improvise. I got a boy and girl to join me in the front of the classroom and told the kids, ‘Here are two drops of water.’ I told the story of the water cycle with these two kids acting out the parts and a book was born.”

Yanez explained that the lack of children’s books about the weather inspired him to write one of his own:

“I get asked to read to pre-school and elementary school students quite often, and there aren’t many children’s books about weather that kids enjoy. I hope this book changes that,” Yanez said. “Who better to write a children’s weather book than a meteorologist?”

A Wild Ride will be the first in a series of weather books, which will include topics like tornadoes, hurricanes and clouds. A Wild Ride will be available online and in stores later this month.

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Here’s Eddard Stark of ‘Game of Thrones’ Forecasting the Weather

Here’s one for “Game of Thrones” fans, or perhaps just fans of actor Sean Bean.

Do you know a meteorologist who also happens to be really into George RR Martin‘s epic fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire“?  Well, this t-shirt is the perfect gift for them. [Via Buzzfeed]

KARK’s Brett Cummins on Bathtub Death of Friend: ‘It’s a Rough Time’

KARK meteorologist Brett Cummins, who was found asleep in an empty bathtub next to the dead body of a 24-year-old, told The Associated Press on Thursday night that he’s going through “a rough time.”

Cummins declined to comment any further but his attorney released a statement saying that he “deeply regrets the grief this incident has caused those who know him, especially his co-workers and family members.”

Cummins’s attorney also insisted that no foul play was involved in the death of Dexter Williams, who was found wearing a chain dog collar around his neck after he reportedly spent a night drinking and snorting illegal narcotics with Cummins.

The veteran weathercaster’s full statement is inside… Read more

Family Says Kid Found Dead with KARK Meteorologist Was ‘Easily Influenced’

The family of the the 24-year-old man who was found dead in an empty bathtub alongside KARK meteorologist Brett Cummins released a statement on Wednesday saying that he was “easily influenced.”

Dexter Williams reportedly snorted illegal narcotics with Cummins before he was found dead, with a chain dog collar around his neck, in the bathtub where he and the weathercaster had spent the night.

Police are telling Little Rock news stations that they’ve received preliminary autopsy results in the death, but so far they have declined to release those findings. Read more