After a long, cold winter, spring has officially sprung and Canadians are anxiously awaiting sun-filled weather reports. With warmer days, farmers markets and patio seasons on the way, what better way to celebrate then to accept an invitation from The Weather Network to step behind the scenes and become a meteorologist for the day – green screen and all.
On Thursday, May 7th from 1 – 3PM, I travelled out to The Weather Network’s Head Office in Oakville. I’m pretty obsessed with the weather most of the time, so to get a first hand look at what goes into forecasting the weather is something I was interested in.
The tour was quite fun and informative. We got a chance to enter the Forecast Centre; did you know that within 15 minutes data can be sent to apps everywhere?! It’s amazing just how much data they have to manage!
We met with Sheryl Plouffe, weather presenter/TV Broadcaster , in the main studio (the green room) too! Mike Arsenault was there too … but he seemed quiet/shy, in my opinion.
Did you know Sheryl:
- does her own hair and make-up
- doesn’t read from a teleprompter
- has been at TWN for 15 years
- is also a health and fitness buff
- is alone in the green room while broadcasting the news
Being a weather presenter definitely isn’t an easy job. Sheryl does a good job at making it look extremely easy; she is super confident.
A big thank you goes out to The Weather Network for inviting me on the tour! If you ever get a chance to visit, make sure you do.