WBOY meteorologist Dillon Gaudet
WBOY meteorologist Dillon Gaudet

WBOY meteorologist virtually visits local elementary school

Buckhannon native and WBOY-TV’s Meteorologist, Dillon Gaudet, met virtually with staff and students of Tennerton Elementary School last Tuesday morning to share facts and information related to weather in West Virginia.

Gaudet, son of first grade teacher Christy Gaudet, is a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School and went on to obtain a degree in Meteorology at California University of Pennsylvania.

Dillon has worked as a Meteorologist for one and a half years, and “knew at a young age this is what he always wanted to do.” Through his presentation, “Weather in the Wild and Wonderful,” Dillon shared information related to the four types of precipitation, the difference between a weather watch and a warning, as well as the importance of cold weather safety. 

“I have a lot of fun doing the weather. It is something I have always wanted to do,” expressed Dillon. 

At the conclusion of the presentation, students had the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with the WBOY-TV 12 News Meteorologist.

Many students wanted to know more about the weather, specifically related to tornados, in the West Virginia area. Being a Meteorologist involves much more than just reporting the weather. One must conduct adequate research, be knowledgeable of the area in which the report is being given, and be prepared to issue updates.

“Meteorology has always been a passion of his and I could tell at a young age that is what he loved. It is very nice that he was able to talk with the kids of Tennerton, which is his hometown school,” shares Christy Gaudet.

Principal Tristen Gray thanked Dillon for taking the time to join the staff and students of Tennerton Elementary and encouraged students to work toward achieving their goals through hard work and dedication.

“You can grow up to do anything you want to do, and I think Dillon is an inspiration.”

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