The weather community is mourning the loss of Dave Schwartz, who spent more than 20 years as an on-air meteorologist for The Weather Channel. After battling cancer for 10 years, Schwartz passed away Saturday.
A Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple and Mississippi State universities, Schwartz always knew he wanted to be a meteorologist.
“I’ve always been a weather ‘geek’,” Schwartz said during an interview for his biography. “Skywatching, and watching The Weather Channel. I built a weather forecasting kit from Radio Shack my father bought me.”
Schwartz was known for his friendly on-air demeanor and often referred to viewers as “my friend” before giving forecasts. His laidback style and sense of humor quickly made him a fan favorite at The Weather Channel.
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