TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – In a few days, Tampa Bay will be without one of its most beloved weather forecasters. But before putting the weather button aside, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor decided to honor Max Defender 8 chief meteorologist Steve Jerve with his own proclamation.
On Wednesday, Castor declared Wednesday August 4, 2021 “Steve Jerve Day”.
“It’s not just about bringing the weather news and forecast, it’s when the community needs that information… and what you do Steve, and what you’ve been doing for decades, is bringing that kind of comfort and calm with up-to-date weather information, ”she said.
On the mayor’s proclamation given to Jerve, she highlighted her role in alerting the community to major storms such as Hurricane Hugo and Hurricane Andrew.
“When I was able to get this job, which is very difficult to do, it was in a big TV station, in a big city and a great job. So being able to get this job at a very difficult company and keep that job and grow in that job and grow up in this city is like a dream come true in many ways, ”said Jerve.
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He has spent the last 23 years, in a 40-year television career, on WFLA News Channel 8. His last day on air is scheduled for August 6.