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Weather Geeks - Netflix

By: Editor On: Sat 29 June 2019
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This weekly weather forum allows experts in meteorology and related fields to discuss issues that are of interest to the meteorological community but often ignored by the mainstream media. Hosted by J. Marshall Shepherd, a professor and former president of the American Meteorological Society, Weather Geeks also known as "WX Geeks" tackles issues ranging from the pros and cons of storm chasing to technology that allows man to control the weather and the debate of machines vs. humans in weather forecasting. Each week, Shepherd welcomes guests from various parts of the industry -- including the National Weather Service, academia, the media and the private sector -- to provide their views of the featured topics.

Weather Geeks - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-07-20

Weather Geeks - Behnaz Akhgar - Netflix

Behnaz Akhgar (Persian: بهناز اخگر‎; born 1980 ) is a British weather presenter of Iranian origin currently working for BBC's Wales Today. She broadcasts the morning and weekend bulletins with Sue Charles, and acts as a relief presenter for meteorologist Derek Brockway. Behnaz, often called Benni, is from a Persian-Welsh background; her first language is Persian. She entered the Miss Wales pageant in 1998.

Weather Geeks - Career - Netflix

Akhgar joined the BBC in 2001, working behind the scenes before becoming a picture editor and video journalist. During this time, she applied for weather-presenting jobs, landing her current role in 2008 – on her third attempt. Akhgar presents the morning and weekend weather bulletins with Sue Charles, and acts as a relief presenter for meteorologist Derek Brockway. She also presents regular bulletins on BBC Radio Wales throughout the day. She has described the harassment she experiences as a female forecaster from “geeks” who complain about her glamorous appearance. In 2012 an error resulted in the weather map behind her showing a temperature of −99 degrees C in Bangor, Wales. Akhgar has also broadcast features on the BBC World Service about the plight of women in the developing world. In 2016, she appeared on the BBC One programme “Search For A*” alongside other celebrities Wynne Evans and Omar Hamdi.

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