WASHINGTON — A big blow for anyone who has lived in the area for a while: longtime D.C area meteorologist Doug Hill has died. Hill passed away Nov. 22 at his home in North Carolina.
Hill came to WUSA9 in 1984 and served as the station's Chief Meteorologist until 2000.
His journey to weather is circuitous because Hill was a Public Information Officer for the Prince George's County Police Department. His first job was in Richmond, Virginia, before he went to Detroit before finally coming to D.C.
Like many meteorlogists, he had a lifelong interest in weather. When he was a boy growing up in Baltimore, his house was struck by lightning. The experience made him a little afraid of thunderstorms, but also sparked an interest in weather.
He had an unbelievable sense of humor. He was funny, he was caring and he was honest.
We want to send our deepest condolences to his family during this time.