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Dave Schwartz Tribute

Page updated: August 3, 2016

Dave Schwartz Beloved, long-time Weather Channel OCM Dave Schwartz passed away on Saturday, July 30th. His death marked the end of a long battle with cancer. Dave was without a doubt my favorite OCM.

He joined The Weather Channel in 1985, working in the Forecast Center and the radio forecasting department. He started appearing on the network in 1990, as a member of the apprentice program. He went full time the following year.

Prior to joining The Weather Channel, Dave was a social worker at the Fulton County Health Department. He was also an English tutor for Russian immigrants.

Dave was born in Philadelphia and was a weather fanatic from the beginning. His favorite weather topics included Nor'easters and hurricanes. Dave's non-weather interests included physical fitness, dancing, singing, art, and creating his own greeting cards.

Dave's informative, easy-going, and entertaining style made him one of the best, my friend! To honor his memory, I present a handful of video clips showcasing his knowledge and personality.

This is the earliest clip that I have of Dave Schwartz, from April 13, 1990. It also features former OCM Carl Arredondo.

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Dave talks about the record warmth in the east and heavy rains in the south.

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Dave gives the Tropical Update on the first day of the 1991 Atlantic Hurricane Season, as well as an update on the thunderstorms occurring in the mid-west.

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Dave begins a "This Evening's Forecast" segment on December 19, 1991 by commenting on the artwork.

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Dave talks about the record-breaking, late-season snow storm in the mountains of the mid-Atlantic states in May, 1992.

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Dave does the "Tropical Update" shortly after Bret became a Tropical Storm on August 1, 1993.

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Sometime in 1995 or 1996, Dave and Jeanetta Jones show a clip of a drunk driver on a snow-packed road.

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Dave does a "Spring Storm Update" on April 23, 1996.

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Dave walking around during a rain storm. This station ID was part of a series in 1998 that featured OCMs in various weather settings.

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While doing a segment in 2001, Dave hears a beeping noise.

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Dave and Kristin Dodd share hosting duties during a segment of "PM Edition" on January 20, 2007.

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Dave and Warren Madden look into their crystal ball to see what's coming up next on The Weather Channel.

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Dave has trouble with his clicker.

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Dave does a segment on "Weekend Leaf-Peeping" and tries to remember the host of "The Dating Game."

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While doing a "PM Edition" segment, Dave gets caught in his microphone cord.

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Dave and Hillary Andrews give the winter predictions made by famous groundhogs (and a snake).

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Dave talks about the snow storm affecting the upper mid-west and northeast.

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Hillary Andrews asks "Phil" the groundhog (voiced by Dave) for his prediction of who will win the Super Bowl.

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Dave makes fun of the intro to "Weekly Planner."

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While doing a "PM Edition" segment with Jennifer Lopez, Dave charges Siberia with stealing winter.

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