You and seven (7) friends will experience a behind the scenes tour with meteorologist Tony Petrarca, and learn first-hand what goes into forecasting our unpredictable New England weather! You’ll also get to join Tony and the team as they tape a live newscast.
Tony joined WPRI-TV in March of 1987 and has over 20 years experience studying and forecasting New England weather. He is a native Rhode Islander, born and raised in Warwick. Tony grew up watching Eyewitness News. Being a meteorologist was a childhood dream, tracking snowstorms and hurricanes on his "weather wall" at home!
Tony is a member of the American Meteorological Society and holds the Society's highest standards for television meteorologists with the "A.M.S. Broadcast Seal Of Approval" award. He has been nominated 6 Times for the New England Emmy award for his work and was voted Most Accurate Meteorologist 6 times by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine annual reader's poll, as well as numerous Civic awards. He has also won the Associated Press Award for "Best Weathercast" in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. One of Tony's career highlights was spending a Winter weekend atop of Mt. Washington, N.H. which later turned into a half hour Emmy nominated weather documentary entitled "On Top Of New England".
Advanced scheduling required. The tour can be customized for grade-school children, teens or adults. Gift certificate will be mailed to winning bidder upon auction close.