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.
PHOTO GALLERIES »
< >SPOTLIGHT »
Enter for a chance to win great prizes.
Buy photos, books and articles
Going on Vacation? Take the Omaha World-Herald with you and you could the next Travel Snaps winner.
The 2011 Goodfellows fund drive provided holiday meals to nearly 5,000 families and their children, and raised more than $500,000 to help families in crisis year round.
WORLD-HERALD ALERTS »
Want to get World-Herald stories sent directly to your home or work computer? Sign up for Omaha.com's News Alerts and you will receive e-mails with the day's top stories.