Emmy award winning Meteorologist Kathy Orr provides forecasts weekdays on Eyewitness News at 10 p.m. on The CW Philly and at 11p.m. on CBS 3. She also provides forecasts for CBS 3’s sister radio station, 94 WIP.
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Orr arrived in Philadelphia in 1998 as the first female meteorologist in the Philadelphia television market. Named “Rookie of the Year” by the Delaware County Times in 1999, Orr’s forecasting and reporting have earned her eight Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards for “Best Weathercaster.” She has also earned top honors from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association and in 2008, was named “Best Weathercaster” in Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly” issue.
Orr has had many career highlights since joining CBS 3 in 2003. In 2004, she broadcast live from the cockpit of a hurricane hunter aircraft while flying through Hurricane Ivan. For two seasons she served as the official meteorologist of the Philadelphia Eagles and broadcast live from the 2005 Super Bowl. In 2008, Orr broadcast live from the World Series and provided weather updates and commentary for CBS Radio locally, for XM Radio, ESPN Radio and Sports Illustrated.com.
A former board member of the American Meteorological Society’s Board of Broadcast Meteorology, Orr selected candidates to receive the coveted AMS Seal. In addition, she is a mentor for the American Meteorological Society’s, Datastreme Project. For nearly 10 years she has educated teachers in the field of Meteorology so it can be added to the curriculum in local schools.
Orr earned a B.S. in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oswego and a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and Marketing from Syracuse University. She holds the NWA, AMS and CBM Certifications in Meteorology.
Orr is devoted to serving the community through local charities including Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In 1998, she was awarded the New York Governor’s Award
for community service.
Orr enjoys sharing her knowledge of and passion for weather as demonstrated by her community project, “Kidcasters” that gave local students a rare opportunity to audition for a live appearance on a CBS 3 weathercast.
In 2003, Orr was recognized by the New Jersey Governor’s Office for her “Orr at the Shore” series of summer reports that highlighted environmental awareness along the Jersey Shore. The Jersey shore is an issue dear to her heart, since her family has vacationed “down the shore” for more than 30 years. The series reached a milestone, its 100th show, in 2009.
Orr resides in South Jersey with her husband and two children.
The 7-piece brass band at St. Francis De Sales School on South 47th Street in Philadelphia is polishing up two classic Irish songs, “Danny Boy” and “The Irish Washerwoman,” for the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day parade.
An arctic air mass and whipping winds will drive wind chills below zero Saturday morning.
An Alberta Clipper will move through the Delaware Valley Wednesday. But this is no ordinary “Clipper”.
We’ll start off the holiday weekend with a chill!
Saturday morning a strong cold front will pass through our area, bringing rain and breezy conditions. The rain will begin during the early morning hours of Saturday, through early Saturday afternoon. Most of us will see some sunshine before sunset. Then temperatures begin to drop.
CBS 3 Meteorologist Kathy Orr heads to Avalon’s beaches and boardwalk where families are enjoying one of the last shore weekends of the season before heading back to school and work.
CBS 3 Meteorologist Kathy Orr plays ball with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters down the shore on the boards at the Wildwoods Convention Center.
CBS 3 Meteorologist Kathy Orr is live this week 175 feet above sea level at the top of Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island.
Skies will clear overnight allowing temperatures to fall fast. The low in Philadelphia, around 60, just a few degrees shy of the record low: 58 set in 1981.
CBS 3 Meteorologist Kathy Orr enjoys the sights and sounds of Stone Harbor’s bayside this week.
CBS 3 meteorologist Kathy Orr has the weekend shore-cast from Ocean City this Thursday, and she’ll be on the beach with some of the season’s coolest beach games.
Wednesday morning the atmosphere will dry out, sunshine will gradually return and afternoon high temperatures will be comfortable, in the low 80s.
A Flash Flood Watch continues through Tuesday evening for most of our area.
Much like we saw last Thursday in Ocean City, NJ. The high Monday will be 90 degrees.
CBS 3 Meteorologist Kathy Orr climbs to the top of Margate’s most famous landmark.