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Best Local TV Weather Forecaster 

Rob Fowler, WCBD News 2

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The weather is one of the few things we can all agree on, especially these days. As it turns out, some people like to get theirs from a TV set and not from an unreliable phone app. There is something comforting about the friendly neighborhood man who knows what’s happening in the sky today.

One time, a viewer stopped Rob Fowler and graced him with the best compliment he’s ever heard: “We can see it in your eyes and hear it in your voice,” suggesting that one can leave the house fully prepared just by the look on Rob’s face. He was already trying to settle down after working at three other stations, so it was a good thing for his career when Hugo barreled up the coast of South Carolina in 1989, solidifying his status as the Lowcountry’s premier meteorological medium. I want to ask if he’s sick of talking to strangers about the weather, but it seems like he loves it. “I do, I really do,” he confesses. “When people come up to me and ask me weather questions, it keeps me on top of my game.” —Adam Manno

Runner-up: Bill Walsh, WCSC Live 5 News

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