Best Local Meteorologist

Andrew Freiden, NBC-12

Readers' Pick

Second Place: Jim Duncan, NBC-12

Third Place: David Tolleris, WXRisk.com

You take your weather seriously, and — boom — you like to get it from NBC-12's Andrew Frieden. There's no other way to explain the number of votes he received — among the highest haul of any category in our survey. "He was one of the first meteorologists anywhere to break weather forecasting down to different parts of the day," NBC-12's news director, Nancy Kent Smith, says. He puts it in context, too, she says. "He does not just tell you that it will rain tomorrow. He puts in the extra effort to tell you if it will rain during the afternoon soccer game or the evening fireworks show." It doesn't hurt that he has a big team of meteorologists on his side, including second-place Jim Duncan, a fixture of forecasters. Third-place winner, David Tolleris, perhaps stands out for not being on television. His forecasts are followed closely by people and businesses alike.

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