Before he was the Chief Meteorologist for KJRH Channel 2 in Tulsa, Dan Threlkeld was the “Number 2” weatherman for KFOR Channel 4 in Oklahoma City.
Dan was basically an unattractive male version of Emily Sutton. He was affable, quirky and really liked to sing. In fact, Dan was the MC of the Year at the Oklahoma Opry four times and even placed in the Oklahoma Opry’s Hall of Fame. I know about that meaningful information because Dan mentions it in his KJRH bio.
Anyway, last week Dan blogged about his role in covering the May 3rd, 1999 tornado outbreak for Channel 4. In the post, we learned a very interesting tidbit:
It’s hard to believe the worst tornado outbreak of my career was 13 years ago today. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost loved ones that terrible day.
Prior to coming to KJRH-TV I worked for 17 years at KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City. I was on the air with our chief meteorologist Mike Morgan that afternoon and night. When I watch the video of that night, a flood of memories come back to me…
To look at it on radar and with this live feed from the scene, it looked like thousands were going to perish.
It was like looking into what I imagine hell would be like.
The chief and I were never really close, in fact really didn’t like each other. That night when we saw the size of this beast we looked at each other. I think we were both shocked, and I don’t know about him, I was scared and hands were shaking.
Yeah, I’m sorry. It looks like decade old TV weatherman drama is the only really interesting thing to write about today. Why can’t Aubrey McClendon go ahead and resign or a State Representative introduce a resolution that claims the scientific method is the work of the devil? We need something fun to write about.
That being said, I wonder why Mike and Dan don’t like each other. Maybe it’s because Mike got all the fame, showed favoritism towards David Payne and would refer to Dan as Mr. Iron Face behind his back. Or, perhaps Dan ruined Mike’s life-long dream of supplanting that McCain brothers as the premier emcees of the Oklahoma Opry.
Anyway, we asked Mike Morgan for comment and here’s what he said:
“Tell Dan Threlkeld to suck my bedazzled sever weather tie.
Okay, Mike Morgan didn’t actually say that. In fact, we didn’t even email him. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Mike or his wife is emailing us a response at this very second. If they do, they’ll probably tell Dan to show some balls or something.