This Halloween at The Weather Channel, we wanted to have a little fun with our meteorologists and came up with some costume ideas for them that are, well, punny. Tell us which costumes are your favorite!
A few of you may remember that, like the inspiration for his costume, Dory, Cantore actually did find Nemo…well, Winter Storm Nemo, at least. The storm, one of the first major snowstorms after The Weather Channel started naming winter storms, certainly packed a bigger punch that that little clownfish. Lucky for us, no matter how big the weather is, Jim Cantore always keeps a positive attitude and, like Dory, he just keeps swimming.
Mark “Elliot with E.T.”
If you’re going to go trick-or-treating with Mark Elliott, you better have some Reese’s Pieces for him and his new friend. Otherwise, he just may phone home and, well, you may not like it when he calls for backup.
Reynolds “Teen Wolf”
Has anyone actually seen Reynolds Wolf after dark? We know he’s there for viewers in the morning, then leaves the studio and then…who knows. All we know is if anyone sees a charismatic, well groomed, overly hairy (and we mean OVERLY HAIRY) man dunking a basketball at the local gym, please let us know. Michael J. Fox may not be the only Teen Wolf after all.
“Kylo Jen” Carfagno
Jen Carfagno: so sweet, so informative, so…dark? The force is strong in her and, depending on who you ask in the galaxy, it might be too strong. But don’t worry, once Halloween is over, Kylo Jen will revert back to everyone’s favorite Dewpoint Diva, Jen.
Stephanie “Abrams-ham Lincoln”
This election season would you rather support Hillary, Trump or a candidate we all can agree on: Abrams-ham Lincoln. Four scores and seven years ago, Stephanie Abrams set forth to bring our great nation an energetic way to get your daily dose of weather. Okay, so it was considerably less than four scores and seven years ago, but you get the idea. What do you say, We Love Weather fans–does she have your vote?
Mike Bettes on Weather Underworld
When Mike Bettes steps out of Weather Underground, he steps into the darkness of Weather Underworld, a place where vampires and werewolves battle for supremacy. Lucky for the vampires, they’ve got Bettes on their side. And he’s ready to do whatever it takes to wipe the werewolves off the map (sorry, Reynolds!).
Everything is fun and games until you get stuck on a deserted island for four years. But the time would certainly pass a little more quickly if Tom Hanks’ friend “Wilson” was there with you. And, for what it’s worth, we like to think that our “Wilson” is a little bit better of a conversationalist.
As Mr. Belding would say, “hey, hey, hey, what is going on here?” We’ll tell you exactly what’s going on–Kelly Cass-powski is excited to give out some Buddy Bands this Halloween! But you better act fast before the Bayside’s rival, Valley, catches wind. Those jerks are known for ruining fun for Zach, Kelly, and the whole gang.
Carl “Jurassic Park-er”
Cue the epic John Williams score when you see Carl running through the valley! You never know what dangers lurk when Jurassic Park-er is nearby–storms could be brewing over the Atlantic or, you know, velociraptors could be trying to tear your whole family apart. Whatever you do, pay attention to what he has to say. You’ve been warned!
Near, far, wherever you are, I beli–okay, okay, we’ll spare you from getting that song stuck in your head. As Maria La-Rose-a, Maria lives out every young woman’s fantasy in 1912: board the Titanic and fall in love. Lucky for us, Maria never actually boarded the ship and can keep delivering the latest weather updates every weekend!
Many of you follow senior meteorologist Stu Ostro on social media and read his articles on this site, but for a lot of people, Stu is a behind the sheet–er, scenes–expert and unsung hero who helps bring weather to life. This Halloween, you may see his alter ego, Boo Ostro, roaming a cemetery or abandoned building. If you do, say hello. He’s friendly…we think. Bwahahahaha.