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.
The forecast for the Boston Marathon seemed clear-cut Monday but I am not quite as highly confident of the specifics right now.
The weather will be very cooperative for the big event with pleasant temperatures.
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.
After a dusting in the morning, a system off the coast could provide some heavy snowfall overnight.
A fascinating comparison of the Blizzard of 1978 and the Blizzard of 2013.
Most of the region will end up with 3-to-5 inches with a few isolated totals at 6 inches.
Here’s the latest on Wednesday night-into-Thursday’s storm.
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.
The weather will be cooperative for shoppers and travelers around New England on this day before Christmas.
After the beating from Sandy and clouded subsequent days, it was nice to see a greater amount of sunshine today as temperatures reached the lower 50s in many areas.