The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us all that we need to adapt. The world can change quickly, and we’ve all had to learn to make the best of what we’ve got.
CTV Regina weather anchor Warren Dean certainly embodied that resilient spirit earlier this week when he found himself trying to forecast the weather amid some technical difficulties in the studio.
Dean said he was asked to “stretch out the weather.” And that ask came while also dealing with some map graphics that had no information, some with some information and a whole lot of empty boxes.
But that didn’t shake the stalwart weatherman.
“Everybody’s freaking out in the back because nothing’s working,” he said. “But we can roll with the punches.”
Rolling with the punches included spelling out each letter of hurricane Delta’s name, noting that maps are where places are, and even counting trees on the live camera view of Regina.
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“Temperatures — it’s all blank folks,” he said when the map appeared with boxes to indicate each city’s temperature, but no numbers inside.
“Warm here. Colder here. Not bad here,” he shrugged, gesturing at the map.
When it comes to wind speeds, Dean had some tips for that, too.
“Yes there are wind speeds,” he said, pointing to a blank map. “You can’t see them here, but if you go outside your hair will get tussled.”
Canadians were quick to applaud Dean’s adaptability.
Sometimes it just takes a little improvisation to get through a tough spot!