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KOTV's First Meteorologist In The Hospital

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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

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