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For the Meteorologist Who Has Everything: Nike ‘Weatherman’ Shoes

wttg_weathermanshoes_cu holdingTucker Barnes, meteorologist for FOX owned Washington, D.C. station WTTG, is sporting a new pair of kicks.

While this normally wouldn’t make TVSpy, it’s s a slow news week AND the Nike Air Foamposite 1 Premium “Weatherman” shoes have a weather pattern on the outside. Take a closer look after the jump.

“Short story,” said co-anchor Allison Seymour. “Tucker wanted this weatherman shoe when it first came out. It’s taken, like, a year. But Santa finally got them to you.”

He showed the shoes off on set at 5:00 a.m. and wore them at 8:00 a.m. and told viewers, “About the shoes, I don’t know how much about them other than they’re going to take my weather forecasting to the next level.”
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WTTG Puts Meteorologist Tucker Barnes in ‘Time Out Corner’ After Snowstorm Misses DC

Tucker Barnes, the morning meteorologist at WTTG, began his Thursday weather report  in the “time out corner” after a storm he said predicted would cause “whiteout conditions” completely missed Washington D.C.

“I don’t know why you guys have to do this to me,” Barnes joked (video above). “I mean, I don’t get it. How long do I have to sit over here?”

On Wednesday’s morning newscast, Barnes did his weather reports from outside in the snow, predicting increasingly bad conditions throughout the day. “The snow rates, while not impressive right now, will become impressive this morning. Perhaps an inch, maybe in some spots two inches an hour. Maybe whiteout conditions,” he said at the top of the 8 a.m. newscast. Read more

Batman Visits WTTG, Does the Weather

Batman stopped by WTTG on Wednesday and did the weather during the Fox station’s morning newscast.

The Batman that visited WTTG was not Christian Bale, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, or even Adam West, but rather a local business man named Lenny B. Robinson who dresses up as the caped crusader to cheer up sick kids in the hospital. Video inside… Read more

Ocean City Officials Say Infamous ‘Sea Foam’ Wasn’t Raw Sewage

Last week, WTTG‘s Tucker Barnes unintentionally became the star of one of Hurricane Irene’s most famous moments, filing the above report from a boardwalk in Ocean City, MD. Barnes described the material he was standing in as a “sea foam,” but as the video went viral, it was widely reported — everywhere from Fox News Channel to “The Late Show” with David Letterman — that what Barnes was standing in was actually raw sewage. Now city officials in the Maryland town are looking to set the record straight.

“Everyone who called it toxic human waste didn’t know what they were talking about,” Donna Abbott, the city’s communication manager, told The Washington Post. “No one called us to verify a thing. There’s no sewage in our water. We’d never allow anyone in our waters if there was a public-health threat.” Read more

With Some Help from WTTG, Tucker Barnes’ ‘Sea Foam’ Live Shot Goes Viral

WTTG meteorologist Tucker Barnes, who spent Saturday doing hurricane live shots from the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD, has become an internet celebrity after his Saturday reports filled with a mysterious foam blowing out of the ocean. (Watch the video, above).

The foam — or as Barnes described it, “organic material” — he is standing in, however, is actually raw sewage that collected in the water during Hurricane Irene. WTTG, a Fox owned-and-operated station, was conscious of the viral potential of the video from the get-go: on Saturday at 7:54 p.m., the station reported on Facebook and Twitter that a hashtag had been created based on Barnes’ live shot: #seafoam. Read more