CLEVELAND - It's a common reaction when everyone hears that Dick Goddard has been forecasting the weather on television for over 50 years: "Wow! That must be a record!"
And now we can say that yes, in fact, it IS a record.
A Guinness World Record, to be more precise.
Fox 8 contacted the folks at Guinness and it has been verified that:
"The longest career as a weather forecaster is 51 years, 6 days, achieved by Dick Goddard (USA) in Cleveland Ohio from 13 September 1965 to 19 September 2016."
Way to go, Mr. Goddard! Best wishes for your new venture - helping all the "four foots" out there!