Best Weather Person

Jim Spencer, KXAN 36

Jim's competitors don't come within spitting distance of reaching this holy man of weather prognostication. An Oklahoma boy whose fascination with the skies was honed growing up in the heart of tornado alley, Jim has won every weather-broadcasting award there is. He established the Live Weathernet with 75 sites at schools and fire stations all around Central Texas to give us the real look at local weather. Unfortunately, some competing weather vanes feel South Austin stops at Ben White, or that a weeklong forecast is cool, even if not accurate. Jim's Future Forecast is seldom wrong, and the new VIPIR 3-D radar system illustrates each tiny component of every thunderhead, layer-by-layer. Jim surfs the cutting edge of new weather technology, and it's no wonder that our atmospheric freak readers chose Spencer as the weather guru worthy of weekday worship at 6 and 10.

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