Marty McKewon loves baseball and weather.
He also loves his job, a mix of both.
As the official consulting meteorologist for the College World Series, McKewon gives forecasts tailored to the location of TD Ameritrade Park for NCAA and MECA officials, who determine game delays or cancellations.
“I just do the weather, and they make the decisions,” McKewon said, laughing. “But it's two things I absolutely love.”
McKewon, 48, has been fascinated with weather since he was a child and a storm ripped through his hometown of Sioux City, Iowa. It left behind a trail of debris, which awed McKewon.
“I just knew it was what I wanted to do,” he said.
McKewon started making weather predictions for the CWS in the mid-1990s.
After a hiatus from 2001 to 2007, when he worked as a private forecaster in Minneapolis, he returned to Omaha. The move came just in time to forecast the last few years of games at the now-demolished Rosenblatt Stadium.
McKewon's most memorable game wasn't the 2010 nailbiter final of the series, which South Carolina won in extra innings.