CBC meteorologist Peter Coade breaks record for longest career as weather forecaster

Peter Coade
Peter Coade

The following news release was issued today by CBC Nova Scotia. Congratulations to Peter Coade!

Peter Coade, the Maritimes’ most-experienced meteorologist, has broken the Guinness World Record for the Longest Career as a Weather Forecaster.

In October 2012, Peter marked 50 years as a weather forecaster and meteorologist. The official certificate received from the London headquarters of the Guinness World Records states: “The longest career as a weather forecaster is 50 years, 8 months and 21 days, and was achieved by Peter Coade (Canada) at CBC Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from 1 October 1962 to 21 June, 2013.”

“I’m thrilled to receive this honour,” says Peter Coade. “I’ve had a very rewarding career in broadcast media and meteorology. I couldn’t be happier. I began my career in the black and white days of CBC and anticipate ending it with CBC.”

Peter, 70, still works as a broadcast meteorologist at CBC Maritimes, so his record-building continues. He can be heard Monday to Friday on CBC Radio One on the six morning shows throughout the Maritimes.

“Peter is a mainstay in weather forecasting and trusted by audiences throughout the Maritimes. We’re very happy for him and wish him our heartiest congratulations on this Guinness World Record achievement,” says Andrew Cochran, Senior Managing Director, Atlantic Canada, for CBC English Services.

Peter joined the federal government weather service on October 1, 1962, where he was trained in the science of meteorology. During his tenure at the government, Peter worked in Truro, Nova Scotia, Goose Bay, Labrador and Toronto, Ontario in Canada.

During this time, he could be heard on local radio providing daily weather forecasts for listeners. It was in Goose Bay, that Peter started his media career with the CBC in 1967. He presented the weather nightly from CFLA-TV, to a largely American audience, members of the USAF and their families.

While stationed in Toronto with the federal weather service, he also held the position of staff meteorologist for radio station CFRB, working with notable Canadian personalities like Gordon Sinclair and Betty Kennedy.

Peter worked for ATV/ASN from March of 1990 until he re-joined the CBC in September 2007. For six years, he was meteorologist on CBC News Nova Scotia and CBC News New Brunswick suppertime shows as well as CBC Maritimes at 11. During that time he also gave daily weather updates to many CBC Radio One shows throughout the Maritimes.

On Dec. 3, 2012, Peter became CBC Radio One’s morning meteorologist, switching roles with fellow CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell. Peter provides morning listeners in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island with their up-to-the-minute daily weather forecasts. Peter and Kalin provide the most comprehensive weather coverage in the region.

Peter’s very first appearance on CBC Television was back in the late 1950s, when one day he job shadowed weatherman Rube Hornstein for a day.

From that very first experience, he’s been hooked on weather and is now the ‘go to local weather forecaster’ for CBC Radio audiences throughout the Maritimes.

The previous Guinness World Record for the longest career as a weather forecaster was 48 years, 2 months, 27 days – achieved by Dave Devall (Canada) at CTV Toronto, Ontario, Canada from 7 January 1961 to his retirement on 3 April, 2009.

2 Responses to CBC meteorologist Peter Coade breaks record for longest career as weather forecaster

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    How slick was that?? I arrest my case.

    Excellent column