Weatherman Fired Following Disappointing Season

BUFFALO, NY – After record-low temperatures and the development of late snow, WKBW-7 head weatherman Bernie Basler was fired following a particularly disappointing winter season, the station announced Tuesday. “The WKBW-7 family wants to thank Bernie for all he’s done over the past eleven years as head weatherman, but we have differing forecasts of what’s best for Buffalo in the long term, ” said station manager Chuck Robinson, adding that he felt Buffalo should have a weatherman who can give the city the sort of weather it deserves. “Bernie really believed this would be the season we’d turn things around and we all believed in him. However, the results speak for themselves, so we will now be moving forward in a new, hopefully brighter direction.” Sources added that WKBW-7’s top prospect for Basler’s replacement is sister-affiliate KITV-4 Hawaii’s Keoni Kehana, who is coming off back-to-back snowless seasons.