Harry Volkman

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Volkman on the air at WGN-TV, circa 1979.

Harry Volkman (April 18, 1926 – August 20, 2015) was an American meteorologist.[1] He was the first weatherman to issue a tornado warning.[1][2] He retired in 2004. He was born in Medford, Massachusetts.[3] He won three Emmy Awards.[4]

Volkman died from respiratory failure in Des Plaines, Illinois, aged 89.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Constable, Burt (April 21, 2013). "Harry Volkman weathers wild Chicago climate". Daily Herald. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  2. "Tulsa TV Memories-Weather". Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  3. Volkman, Ed (April 9, 2011). "Harry Volkman Turns 85!". KHiTS 104.3. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  4. "Chicago area Emmy winners-Harry Volkman" (PDF). Chicago Emmy Online. 1961–1962. Retrieved May 25, 2014.(PDF)
  5. "Legendary weather forecaster, Harry Volkman, dies at 89". WGN TV.com. Retrieved August 21, 2015.