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Dave Schwartz Tribute


Beloved and long-time Weather Channel OCM Dave Schwartz passed away on July 30, 2016. His death marked the end of a long battle with cancer.

Dave was born in Philadelphia, PA 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.

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.

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.

He was a favorite of many viewers (which he often referred to on-camera as "my friend"). Dave's informative, easy-going, and entertaining style made him one of the best. To honor his memory, I created this video gallery in 2016, showcasing his knowledge and personality.

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (Date unknown)

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 Schwartz Tribute (Date unknown)

Dave has trouble with his clicker.

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (Date unknown)

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

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (Date unknown)

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

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (Date unknown)

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

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (April 13, 1990)

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 Schwartz Tribute (February 5, 1991)

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

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (June 1, 1991)

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 Schwartz Tribute (December 19, 1991)

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

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (Date unknown)

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 Schwartz Tribute (August 1, 1993)

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

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (Date unknown)

Sometime in the fall of '95, Dave and Jeanetta Jones show a clip of a (possible) drunk driver on an ice and snow packed road.

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (April 23, 1996)

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

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (Date unknown)

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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Dave Schwartz Tribute (Date unknown)

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

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (February 2, 2006)

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

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (February 2, 2006)

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

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (January 20, 2007)

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

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (September 22, 2007)

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

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Dave Schwartz Tribute (September 29, 2007)

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