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Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

1805 Highway 281 North, Marble Falls, TX

OBITUARY

Fredrick Gordon Barnes

April 12, 1932December 17, 2019

Gordon Barnes had been forecasting weather for over 40 years and brought a wealth of experience to the NEWSCHANNEL 15 Weather Team. A native of Bermuda, he received his weather and flight training with Pan American World Airways. He spent 11 years with the airline before becoming a television/radio meteorologist with CBS in New York and WUSA-TV in Washington, DC. He was the only professional meteorologist to work with Walter Cronkite and was a part of the CBS Apollo Mission Television Team. He also had the distinction of flying in Hurricane Hunter aircraft into Hurricanes Andrew, Iris and Marilyn. He introduced the jet stream to television viewers and the wind chill factor to the entire broadcasting industry. Gordon also appeared before several U.S. Senate committees testifying on the reliability of long-range weather forecasts.

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Albert Krems

April 4, 2020

I grew up with Gordon Barnes as a teen in The Bronx,ny . He in my opinion was the best weatherman in New York history. When Gordon said it would Snow 10” of Snow it would Snow the amount he predicted. He was amazing!
It so happens, I moved to the Washington DC area in 1977 and Gordon Barnes was there on Washington’s channel 9 news station. He hasn’t missed a beat in predicting the weather forecast. He was my favorite weatherman and will be sorely missed! RIP!

Sharon McGlaughlin

March 5, 2020

Our family always watched him! He was the best. Predicted weather perfectly for my wedding day! He was missed when he left CBS and of course now as well.

John Goldsmith

March 5, 2020

Worked under the same roof (Broadcast House) with Gordon and then reconnected when he moved to my second home Naples/Fort Myers area to continue weather-casting (more as a hobby, methinks) and dedicate himself to his golf game. Have only the best of recollections.

WalterCrawford Crawford

March 4, 2020

When Gordon Barnes gave the weather, you listened. He was part of a great news team on Channel 9 in Washington, DC. My condolences to his family and friends.

Rob Lang

March 4, 2020

Gordon Barnes set the gold standard for meteorologists and for broadcasting. He was part of the legendary Eyewitness News team at Channel 9 in Washington. I was a big fan. To his family and colleagues over the years my deepest sympathy.

Marc M

March 3, 2020

As a kid I remember that Gordon Barnes always used to predict more snow than everyone else so I would always expect to get a day off school after hearing his forecast! A kid's best friend :) RIP Gordon.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY