Watch: Longtime WBZ meteorologist Barry Burbank gives a farewell message in his final broadcast

"I'm going into retirement enjoying the weather without worrying about the forecast."


WBZ weatherman Barry Burbank gave his final forecast before retirement Sunday night, thanking colleagues and viewers for their support for over four decades.

“I’m blown away by all the kind words and good wishes from you all on social media the last couple of days,” Burbank said.

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WBZ announced Friday the veteran New England meteorologist would retire after 42 years at the station. Burbank was on the air at the Boston CBS affiliate longer than anyone else in its history.

Offering a few remarks following his forecast Sunday night, Burbank thanked station management “for believing in me and all of you folks who have had faith in my forecast for more than four decades.”


Burbank arrived at WBZ on March 3, 1978, after spending two years at WCSH-TV in Portland, Maine, where he was the first professional television meteorologist in state history.

He was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame last year.

“I’m going into retirement enjoying the weather without worrying about the forecast,” Burbank said Sunday. “So I have to say to you: Stay strong, stay safe, and goodbye, my friends.”


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