My Farewell to Good Morning Columbia 3/7/2014

Good Morning Columbia. For the past six and a half years, I had a chance to live out my childhood dream of serving my hometown of Lexington as a weatherman. This young kid, scared by an outbreak of tornadoes and touching down two miles from his house in 1994, became addicted to the power of weather.  Little did I know that I would have the chance to start my career in this very city and get to spend more than half of my career here at ABC Columbia. I thought that I would eventually arrive here many years later, but God had a very different plan for me.

As I wrap up my time here on Good Morning Columbia, I have to say thanks to so many who have made who I am today. I thank God, whom I firmly believe has set my steps and my path for me. As broken as I am, without redemption through Jesus Christ, I would be lost and without hope. I am grateful that because of grace, I’m here today. I’m grateful that He has given me a chance to have fun in my work. I’m blessed beyond measure.

I thank my parents, Thomas and Yung Oh, who have loved me from even before my birth. Their steady hand and persistent love and discipline shaped me into the curious man that I am today. Despite the career path I have chosen, they guided me emotionally and spiritually, especially when I needed them the most. I thank my brother, Richard, whose intelligence is beyond what I can compare, and whose friendship has helped me through some of my darkest times.

I am grateful to my News Director Crysty Vaughan, who gave me this incredible chance to be paired up with Andy and have the time of my life. I am thankful to so many here who made this show possible, and many of them you have never even seen… Jason, Stephanie, Mandy, Chase, Davis, Summer, Crandall, Joy, and Rich, along with those I have worked with along the way… so many people who have taught me, and I can’t even begin to list them. I am especially grateful to Justin, Ben, Tim, Jim, Mike, Joe, Brooks, and Dave… people who have shaped and steered my career.

However, I can’t emphasize enough your partnership in our broadcast and in my career. This show started with little fanfare and promotion, and you probably stumbled onto it by accident when we started the show. There were even some people who thought this show was idiotic and useless, and yet, you believed in this show. You stuck with us, and now, if this show was a baby when we started, it would be a toddler. Thank you for all of your support and kind words that you have shown us during the past few years. It means so much that you were there. I hope that I kept up my end of the bargain during the past few years in supporting the philosophy of this program: bring you a smile in the morning, teach you something that you didn’t know, and be more than just a police blotter.

As I leave, many of you overwhelmed me through Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail. Our technological age has sped up our communication, but the price of that communication is more than money can ever buy. I am humbled than ever before that you gave this kid your precious time to share with you my love of weather and fun. You may be asking where I am going. I can’t reveal that quite yet, but I have an extraordinary opportunity to continue broadcasting weather to a much broader audience, but Columbia will always be home to me. I will keep my social media pages active, so I will let you know at the appropriate time, but as I depart, please continue to support Good Morning Columbia. This is just a transition and a passing of the baton. I leave you in good hands.

So thank you so much for what you have given me… your life and your time. This is just “toodle-loo” for now. You will see me again. Blessings to you, and I hope that you have a good day wherever you are.

 JO

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Weather Discussion 3/6/2014

Welcome to Thursday!

We have a low pressure system moving in from the Gulf of Mexico, so expect plenty of rain Thursday and Friday. By the time we head into the weekend, high pressure takes over, and we’ll see plenty of sunshine. Expect beautiful conditions with temperatures moving to near 70! I expect a dry forecast through the early portion of next week.

Today’s Forecast - Umbrella Action Day! Cloudy and Wet. High 40.

We continue our countdown to my favorite moments on GMC. See you there! More on your forecast at http://www.jonathanoh.com!

JO

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Weather Discussion 3/5/2014

Happy Wednesday!

The wedge formation continues over the Carolinas, giving us chilly temperatures during the day and plenty of cloudy cover. We have a little piece of energy giving us morning showers, and then we’ll just see some clouds for most of the day. Afterward, we’re going to have a developing low from the Gulf that will give us a LOT more rain, so Umbrella Action Day is in effect for Thursday and Friday. By the weekend, we will flip the switch on the forecast, and the sunshine will be here! Expect highs to be reaching the 70 degree mark!

Today’s Forecast - 40% Chance of AM Showers, Cloudy, High 45

More on your forecast at http://www.jonathanoh.com!

Have a wonderful Wednesday wherever you are! Come join us for some fun this AM as we countdown to Friday!

JO

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Brief Note on Transition 3/4/2014

Good Morning Columbia, and hope you’re having a great start to your Tuesday. It is true… after serving my hometown for the past six and a half years, I have been given an extraordinary opportunity to pursue my love of broadcasting and meteorology. Friday will be my last day on GMC and ABC Columbia. I am excited about this new adventure but also will miss all of the gracious support of viewers (who I consider partners in our broadcast) and my colleagues here at the station and around town. I will have much more to say at the end of the week, but you will be in good hands. We will introduce the new meteorologist this week (and he’s already in town, so I repeat… you’re in good hands). Like I said this morning… this is just a transition from one less-skilled broadcaster to a better broadcaster, and I know that this show will continue to serve you well. More later, but know that this show will continue to serve you well, and you will see me again. I’ll keep you posted on my next destination soon. That’s enough for now… also know that I have always treasured your e-mails, letters, posts, and personal greetings.

JO

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Weather Discussion 3/4/2014

Happy Tuesday!

We’re going to see cloudy skies as a wedge formation keeps us under clouds and cold temperatures with maybe a drizzle. We will have a developing low from the Gulf of Mexico give us a good chance of rain Wednesday through Friday. Once the wedge breaks by Saturday, we’ll see a beautiful weekend with highs in the upper-60s!

Today’s Forecast - Cloudy, 20% Chance of a Drizzle, High 41

More on your forecast at http://www.jonathanoh.com!

Have a terrific Tuesday wherever you are!
JO

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Weather Discussion 3/3/2014

Welcome to Monday!

We’re going to have a wild ride on this Monday. Expect mostly cloudy skies with showers, but the warm air this morning will turn to cold weather this afternoon, so make sure you take a jacket. By tonight, we’re looking at below freezing temperatures once again. Cold weather will stay with us for the work week with another shot of rain by mid-week.

Today’s Forecast - Cloudy, Windy, 60% Chance of Showers, High 68 by Noon, colder by afternoon

More on your forecast at http://www.jonathanoh.com!

Have a magnificent Monday wherever you are!
JO

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Weather Discussion 2/28/2014

Welcome to the weekend!

We’re going to see a brief warm-up for the weekend, but we’ll also have off and on showers during the next few days. Expect overnight showers into Saturday, followed by 70s for Sunday and Monday. Another chance for rain shows up Monday before a big cool-down into the 50s by mid-week.

Today’s Forecast - Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy, 30% Chance of a Late Shower, High 54

Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are!
JO

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Weather Discussion 2/27/2014

Welcome to Thursday!

On this Thursday, expect some morning fog, followed by mostly sunny conditions. High pressure will keep us cool as it funnels in cold air from the north. Highs will be in the 50s for a couple of days. A quick-moving system will give us a brief shower Friday night into Saturday. A warming trend will allow us to see highs in the 60s and 70s for the weekend. Another chance of rain returns for Monday and Tuesday.

Today’s Forecast - Morning Fog, Mostly Sunny, High 58

More on your forecast at http://www.jonathanoh.com!

Have a terrific Thursday wherever you are!
JO

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Weather Discussion 2/26/2014

Welcome to Wednesday!

We have a cold front that slipped through the area, and that’s going to be the focal point for showers on this Wednesday. It’s an Umbrella Action Day with a 60% chance of the wet stuff. Once the system moves through, high pressure will dominate our forecast, driving in colder air from the north and staying with us through the rest of the week. A quick moving shower will affect our forecast late Friday into early Saturday. Temperatures will then move from the 50s into the 60s by Sunday with another chance of rain by Monday into Tuesday.

Today’s Forecast - 60% Chance of Showers, Temps in the 40s during the daytime hours

More on your forecast at http://www.jonathanoh.com!

Have a wonderful Wednesday wherever you are!
JO

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Weather Discussion 2/25/2014

Happy Tuesday!

We’re going to see another decently warm day, but it’s going to be a little cooler than yesterday because of the cloud cover. Highs will be in the mid-60s. Showers may be a part of the forecast tonight into tomorrow. During that time frame, a much colder air mass will control the weather for the duration of the week, forcing highs to drop into the 50s through Sunday. We’ll see a little bit of sunshine late Wednesday through Friday before we see yet another chance for a quick shower Friday night into Saturday.

Today’s Forecast - Increasing Cloudiness, 20% Chance of a Late Shower, High 65

More on your forecast at http://www.jonathanoh.com!

Have a terrific Tuesday wherever you are!
JO

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Weather Discussion 2/24/2014

Happy Monday!

We’re starting off with clear skies and temperatures around 50, though we’ll be contending with some fog in places. As we go through the day, expect highs to reach the upper-60s, so it’s going to be a nice day! Clouds will increase tonight ahead of a system that will bring us clouds and scattered showers for Tuesday and Wednesday.  Much cooler temperatures are expected for Wednesday and through the rest of the week with highs in the low to mid-50s. Lows Wednesday night will be the coldest in a couple of weeks with temperatures falling into the upper-20s.

More on your forecast at http://www.jonathanoh.com.
JO

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Weather Discussion 2/21/2014

Happy Friday!

We have a strong storm setup approaching South Carolina, and it will bring us some rain and thunderstorms during the morning hours. The primary concern is damaging winds. It’s already breezy right now, and with the warm, juicy air over the state, the trough and powerful cold front will really shake things up from mid-morning to early afternoon. Temperatures are going to drop from the upper-60s into the lower-60s by the afternoon, followed by lows in the upper-30s by Friday night.

The weekend looks beautiful with highs topping off near 70 with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. We’ll see more clouds for the next workweek with a cooling trend, allowing highs to be in the upper-50s by Thursday.

Friday - AM Storms, PM Mix of Sun and Clouds, High 69, Low 39
Saturday - Mostly Sunny, High 69, Low 42
Sunday - Partly Cloudy, High 70, Low 47

Have a good weekend wherever you are!
JO

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Weather Discussion 2/20/2014

Welcome to Thursday!

A week ago, we had ice everywhere, paralyzing the Midlands and preventing commuters from getting to work. A week later, we’re seeing flip-flop weather with temperatures near 80! We’re going to see this nice weather stay around for one more day before a powerful cold front approaches us and gives us a big change for Friday. We’re expecting rain and storms, and some of those storms may be packing strong winds. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the state under a slight risk for severe storms. Of course, I’ll keep you posted throughout the day Friday as the cold front responsible for this weather moves through the state.

After the front clears the area, we’ll see some cooling with highs in the mid to upper-60s, but we’ll be dry and see mostly sunny skies for Saturday and a part of Sunday.

Today’s Forecast - Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Breezy, High 79

Have a terrific Thursday wherever you are!
JO

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Weather Discussion 2/19/2014

Happy Wednesday!

A warm front crossed South Carolina overnight, and that’s going to pump some juicy and warm air into the state today. Expect mostly cloudy skies with breezy conditions. Temperatures are going to move into the mid-70s during the afternoon hours. It’s going to feel very warm outside. Another warm day is on tap for Thursday.

As we head into Friday, we’ll be looking out for a stormy setup as a front pushes in from the west. This is going to create a bit of a spin that’s going to lead to strong winds. We are under a slight risk for severe storms Friday with the predominant threat of strong straight-line winds.

By the weekend, the weather should be a touch cooler with highs in the 60s, but we should see a little more sun for Saturday and Sunday.

Today’s Forecast - Mostly Cloudy, Breezy, High 76

Have a wonderful Wednesday wherever you are!
JO

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Weather Discussion 2/18/2014

Welcome to Tuesday!

A warm front will push through the Midlands today, and that’s going to elevate temperatures to near 70. In fact, we’ll just keep warming up with highs in the low to mid-70s as we continue through the week. By Friday, expect rain before we cool off into the 60s for the weekend.

Today’s Forecast - Partly to Mostly Cloudy, 20% Chance of a Shower, High 69

More on your forecast on my website at http://www.jonathanoh.com!

Have a terrific Tuesday wherever you are!
JO

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