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Legendary Washington, DC Meteorologist Sue Palka delivered its latest forecast last night.
Palka announced in January that she was leaving her position as the evening weatherman at Fox-owned station WTTG after more than 36 years.
“It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while, but letting go has been harder than I anticipated,” Palka said in January. “To give you an idea of how long I’ve been in this business, when I started my meteorological career in Richmond in 1983, I drew the weather map (only one) with a magic marker on a plexiglass map of the USA When I joined FOX 5 in September 1985, we had recently moved from magnetic boards to computer graphics.
WTTG paid tribute to Palka yesterday by naming the weather center after him. Additionally, the governor larry hogan thanked Sue in a video and wished her luck.
Palka began working at the station in 1985. She plans to continue working as a “key member” of the news crew making occasional on-air appearances and reporting.
Here is the video of his farewell speech: