MIAMI – We all like to be outside. This is why Miami is our home. But even here, in the best place in Florida, the weather can change in an instant.
Blue skies can quickly turn dark and sometimes even dangerous. That’s why CBS Miami is making two important changes to help keep our viewers up to date with our ever-changing weather.
First, let’s introduce Ivan Cabrera, NEXT Weather’s chief meteorologist and hurricane specialist.
Born in Cuba, Ivan grew up in Miami. It holds the AMS Television Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society.
He most recently served as Chief Meteorologist for KOB 4 and Telemundo in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Before coming to New Mexico, he served as a meteorologist for CNN and HLN.
He also worked as a weatherman for WFTS-TV in Tampa, WESH-TV in Orlando, and The Weather Company, which included regular appearances on Fox News Channel.
Over the course of his career, he has forecast and led viewers, both locally and nationally, through multiple storms and hurricanes, each devastating and unique. Katrina, Charlie and Sandy, to name a few. More recently Wilma who destroyed her mother’s house. Oh, and let’s not forget Irma and Maria.
Now on CBS Miami, it will provide invaluable insight to viewers as they prepare for any threat to South Florida.
“As our science continues to evolve from computer modeling of hurricanes to new ways of understanding storm surges, the CBS4 team and I will develop and deploy cutting-edge tools you can use to make smart and we’ll do it without hype or scare tactics. We’ll be the calm in the storm,” Cabrera said.
He added that during hurricane season, he and the team will work alongside the National Hurricane Center, emergency officials and elected officials to give viewers the simple information they need to protect what matters most when it matters the most.
So what’s the other big change?
It’s what viewers have been asking for and what we’ll deliver.
NEXT Weather means CBS Miami’s weather team will be the first to let viewers know what’s happening next, as far in advance as possible.
As soon as they are made aware of any significant climate change that may impact viewers’ safety or plans, they will alert them to what lies ahead. They will also continuously update viewers on changing forecasts as any potentially damaging weather approaches, up to the next few minutes.