Saturday, August 1, 2015

OLD FAVORITES: The OKC, 5-Alive Weather with Meteorologist Fred Norman

Oklahoma City TV-Weatherman Fred Norman once said that, "tonight's high winds will even blow fat girls over on the sidewalks ..."

Meteorologist Fred Norman used to hit the bottle more than alittle, after he had used it first as his barometer, and before he discovered a higher content of alcohol in his thermometers.

Fred Norman was the main reason to tune over to channel 5, KOCO at 5:30, 6:00 and 10:00 pm.:  Because he was real, he was an Okie like the rest of us, never taking his serious job of predicting Oklahoma's unpredictable weather in the springtime, TOO SERIOUSLY;  not like Ch. 9's Gary England, who scared the living hell out of central Oklahoma residents with his warnings....

No, Fred was one of us:  Really bad weather is coming, people are gonna die, the roads will become slicker than batshit gravy, or that tomorrow will be hotter than Hell at noon (which by the way, It Will Be, tomorrow!).  

And we OU students in the 80s, would roll in the floors laughing, all the while learning Oklahoma weather, from this man.

Fred Norman died (last year) on August 6, 2014, at age 86.  Rest in Peace, you loveable coot.

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