Veteran meteorologist Barry Burbank is the meteorologist for the WBZ-TV weekend news. Burbank is the region’s longest tenured morning meteorologist having launched his career with WBZ-TV on March 3, 1978.
Burbank joined WBZ-TV in 1978 as the station’s weekend and relief meteorologist after beginning his career in February 1976 as the weeknight forecaster at WCSH-TV 6 in Portland, Maine. He was Maine’s first professional television meteorologist. Over the past two plus decades, he has provided extra storm coverage on WBZ News Radio 1030 and produced weather forecasts for several other New England radio stations.
Burbank has led a distinguished career, receiving numerous accolades for his work. Most recently, Burbank received the 2006 Award for Outstanding Service by a Broadcast Meteorologist, a national honor presented by the American Meteorological Society. He was also chosen to become a member of the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Silver Circle in 2005. This honor is given to distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to television over the course of at least 25 years. A native of Maine, Burbank, as one of 12 Charter members, was inducted into the Sanford High School Hall of Fame, which recognizes former graduates who have made significant contributions in their chosen fields.
Burbank is a member of the American Meteorological Society and is a recipient of its Seal of Approval for Excellence in Television Weathercasting. He has served as treasurer of the Eastern New England Chapter of the National Weather Association and is a member of the Blue Hill and Mount Washington Observatories. He has been a member of the Board of Managers of the Andover/ N. Andover YMCA and over the years has volunteered much time helping various charitable organizations.
In 1972 Burbank earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Lowell Technological Institute in Lowell, Massachusetts. Burbank is planning on rejoining his alma mater, now known as the University of Massachusetts Lowell Campus, as a member of the Board of Advisors of the College of Arts and Sciences. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from that University in 1984.
Burbank has been married for over 25 years and has three children. He currently lives with his wife on the North Shore of Boston.
WBZ-TV is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.
It’s not a question of if but when the next one happens.
A sprawling high pressure system will control our weather for the next several days. It is a stretch of easy forecasting for a change after the veritable potpourri of recent weeks.
We are living in crazy times! Just two days ago, it was rather muggy with temperatures maxing out in the range of 70-to-75 north of Boston and now it’s a winter wonderland!
All aboard the roller coaster ride! Here we go again but this is typical in spring for massive gyrations in temperatures.
The tempo of snow is expected to increase through the early morning hours of Monday with the heaviest snow falling between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m.
I wondered if the major NCAA Bracket Buster loss of Michigan State was a bad omen for me yesterday afternoon. Sure enough, as the evening progressed, the arrival of new forecast guidance revealed that all of the pieces were not going to fit into the atmospheric puzzle to produce a nor’easter.
The so-called meteorological winter ended on February 29th. After recent record-smashing high temperatures, can we conclude that winter is completely over?
After yesterday’s record warmth, it’s back to the reality of January today as temperatures hold steady near 34 before dropping late this afternoon.
Snow is destined to break out during the early morning hours of Tuesday prior to dawn. I expect first flakes in the Boston area between 2 and 3am.
Last year was a record-setting winter. So what’s in store for 2016?