WASHINGTON — Chester Lampkin is no stranger to the early morning hours of Get Up DC, giving you your weather forecast before you head out the door to start your day. But starting Wednesday, October 20, he will officially become a member of the team!
In celebration of the park-ranger-turned-meteorologist and die-hard Nelly fan, here are some facts about Chester you may not know, to help you get to know him better.
Chester is a dad and a husband.
Chester is originally from St. Louis, which makes him a huge St Louis Cardinals and Nelly fan, among other St. Louis things, he says.
Chester used to work as a park ranger at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
Chester lived in New Zealand for two years. Here's his three-word review: "IT. WAS. AWESOME." (Don't ask him to do the accent, though).
While in New Zealand, Chester experienced a magnitude 6 earthquake that struck just after midnight in November 2016. Talk about a serious wakeup call.
Chester also lived in Texas and Colorado before coming to the District.
Chester has degrees in meteorology and history, so he's probably a pretty good Trivial Pursuit partner.
In addition to his degrees, he also won a geography bee in 8th grade.
Chester hates peanut butter but loves almond butter. Go figure.
Bonus fact! He once ate a cicada on live TV.