Former Mount Washington Radio Owner Skip Sherman (left) sits with long time Morning Weather Show Observer Briggs Bunker (right). ~ Photo Courtesy of Karen Williams
NORTH CONWAY, NH – After over 40 years a Mount Washington Valley legend has passed the weather vane.
This Morning (Monday) WMWV local weather observer Briggs Bunker gave his last weather rating for the day.
The home weather rating has been a Valley tradition since 1959, where a local weather observer talks live on air about the local weather and then rates the day on a scale of 5 cents to 50 cents.
After his final rating Briggs passed on his weatherly duties to winter weather observer Ed Bergeron.
You can listen to Briggs’ final rating sponsored by Reliable Oil and Propane and the live passing of the weather observer torch below.
New Morning Weather Show observer Ed Bergeron stands next to WMWV Morning Show host Roy Prescott during the “passing of the weather show torch” Monday Morning in the WMWV Studios. ~ Photo Courtesy of Christian Mower
Bergeron is no stranger to the morning weather show, he has been reporting and rating the weather on the Morning weather show during the winter months for Briggs for the past several years.
Briggs has been observing and reporting the weather on 93.5 WMWV since 1973, taking over the roll from AMC Hut system founder Joe Dodge.
Originally called the White Mountain Bank Home Weather Rating for the day, the program was hosted by Joe Dodge. Listeners could even get their own White Mountain Bank Home weather rating piggy banks to keep their weather rating change in.
In his final weather rating Briggs gave the day a 50 cent rating, a perfect day. Morning Show host Roy Prescott upped it to $1 in honor of the 44 wonderful years Briggs has been on the air giving us the days weather.