In his nearly three decades as a broadcaster at WYFF News 4, chief meteorologist John Cessarich became a trusted source of comfort during frightening times for countless Upstate residents.

Related: It’s a Wrap for WYFF News 4’s John Cessarich

Hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms: The scary sounds of the weather’s fury were eased, year after year, thanks to the warmth of Cessarich’s voice. His forecasts may have been rooted in numerical figures, but the legacy Cessarich left behind after he departed his role Tuesday, Nov. 26 after 27 years at WYFF News 4 will be impossible to measure, according to station officials.

“For nearly three decades, John has set the standard for community service,” said John Humphries, WYFF president and general manager.

As the longest-tenured chief meteorologist in the station’s history, Cessarich was celebrated with a 30-minute special, “John Cessarich: A Look Back.” The special featured some of Cessarich’s funniest and most impactful moments, along with touching stories from viewers.

WYFF also honored Cessarich on Nov. 21 with a final “John On The Road” event. Broadcast live from the Peace Center, the event offered a chance for community members to offer their thanks and share some of their favorite memories.

Humphries called the event “a celebration of a community tradition that has positively impacted hundreds of local events and charitable organizations over the past 27 years.”

Cessarich was succeeded by Chris Justus, who was named chief meteorologist.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like
Greenville gentrification

United Way and Furman University release study on effects of gentrification

The study’s focus group included 72 residents in areas including Brandon, Berea, West Greenville, Haynie-Sirrine and Simpsonville. View the report inside.
High speed rail

Greenville weighs in on Atlanta to Charlotte high speed rail

The Greenville community attended an open house Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at County Square to share their opinions about a high speed rail from Atlanta to Charlotte.
Swamp Rabbit

New bridges along the Swamp Rabbit Trail’s Green Line could look similar to Liberty Bridge

Greenville County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism released details on the planned bridges and other updates for the Green Line expansion.