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Barry Burbank

WBZ-TV's Barry BurbankVeteran 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.

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Boston Marathon Weather Forecast: Pleasant For Runners, Spectators

The weather for the 2013 Boston Marathon should be pleasant for most of the runners and spectators too. There will be no unusual weather to deal with this year.

04/11/2013

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Boston Marathon Weather Forecast Update: No Major Worries

The forecast for the Boston Marathon is not quite etched in stone yet.

04/10/2013

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Boston Marathon Forecast: Warmer Temperatures Expected

The forecast for the Boston Marathon seemed clear-cut Monday but I am not quite as highly confident of the specifics right now.

04/09/2013

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Boston Red Sox Opening Day Forecast For Fenway Park

The weather will be very cooperative for the big event with pleasant temperatures.

04/08/2013

Snow in Allston.

A More Typical March (With Snow On The Way)

Check out these high temperatures: 74, 74, 67, 78, 83 and 76. Those were recorded respectively on March 18-23, 2012! Can you believe it? Those same days this March will be 37, 40, 37, 41, 42 and 45. What a contrast, huh? March 2013 is actually turning out more typical.

03/16/2013

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No Blizzard, But A Close Call!

After a dusting in the morning, a system off the coast could provide some heavy snowfall overnight.

02/16/2013

The final snow totals from the Blizzard of 2013.

How Does Blizzard Of 2013 Compare To Blizzard of 1978?

A fascinating comparison of the Blizzard of 1978 and the Blizzard of 2013.

02/09/2013

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First Snow Of 2013 Brings Several Inches To Several Towns

Most of the region will end up with 3-to-5 inches with a few isolated totals at 6 inches.

01/16/2013

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Brace Yourselves: This Storm Means Business

Here’s the latest on Wednesday night-into-Thursday’s storm.

12/26/2012

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A Very Merry Christmas!

I love to see the snow gently falling on Christmas morning. It makes it extra festive and, thankfully, it will not impact travelers because it remains light.

12/25/2012

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