KOTV's First Meteorologist In The Hospital - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

KOTV's First Meteorologist In The Hospital

Posted: Updated:
Harry Volkman. Harry Volkman.
CHICAGO, Illinois -

Tulsa's first TV weatherman is in the hospital. 89-year-old Harry Volkman was KOTV's meteorologist from 1950 to 1952.  

Volkman got his weather information from a shortwave radio in Morse Code, translated it and drew the weather maps.

He was the first person to ever issue a tornado warning on television.

His family isn't releasing many details about his illness, but they say they will in a couple of days. 

Volkman's career eventually took him to Chicago where he worked as a weatherman for nearly 45 years. 

4/8/2005 Related Story: Former KOTV Meteorologist Returns To Tulsa For A Visit

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.