Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Forecast: Goddard’s final show tonight at 6
Dick Goddard, a friend of woollybears and family pets, will issue his final weather forecast on WJW-Channel 8’s 6 p.m. news show tonight – Tuesday, November 12.
Goddard has been the meteorologist that Northeast Ohio turned to the most when it wanted the straight scoop on the weather. He did it for 55 years. He’s 85 years old.
WJW-Channel 8 news director Andy Fishman said: “It’s going to be a big celebration.” Expect a lot of well-known personalties to show up.
Goddard grew up in Green and lives in Medina.
Goddard vows to continue his animal advocacy role.
He created the annual Woollybear Festival in 1973 in Vermillion that draws up to 100,000 people.
Goddard began his long Cleveland career in 1961 with KYC-Channel 3.