Share “Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon hires its...”

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon hires its own weatherman

Race organizers are getting weather forecasts every 30 minutes from a private weather consulting company in Dallas.
by Ed Godfrey Published: April 25, 2013
Advertisement

photo - People run over the Dr. G. E. Finley Bridge during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, Sunday, May 1, 2010, in Oklahoma City. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
People run over the Dr. G. E. Finley Bridge during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, Sunday, May 1, 2010, in Oklahoma City. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon has hired its own weatherman.

Race organizers are getting weather forecasts every 30 minutes from a private weather consulting company in Dallas.

Colin Perry, owner of the Perry Weather Consulting Company, said television meteorologists and the National Weather Service provide forecasts for the general public.

“They are automated by some sort of computer,” he said. “Our forecasts are handcrafted and analyzed by our meteorologists for our clients specific locations. We specialize in high resolution weather forecasting for very localized areas.”

Attendance at a sporting event and the decision whether to delay or cancel it often depends on the weather forecast.

Clients pay Perry, a 2012 graduate of Texas A&M who majored in meteorology and minored in mathematics, for the most detailed weather forecast possible for a specific location.

“It's kind of looking deeper into the forecast for them and providing as much information as we can,” Perry said.

Perry started his consulting company six months ago after working for an agricultural future forecasting company in Chicago.

Continue reading this story on the...

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
+ show more


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Neurologist and Writer Oliver Sacks Dies at 82
  2. 2
    What "Games Of Thrones" Characters Look Like In The Books
  3. 3
    Three Injured In Head-On Collision In Norman
  4. 4
    Chicago’s Polish Triangle
  5. 5
    How to fly cross country without using airports
+ show more

FEATURED JOBS



× Trending sports Article