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.
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.
A high pressure system off the mid-Atlantic coast will bring in a southwest flow of warm, humid air, Tuesday.
May will not be remembered for sunshine, there were only three sunny days the entire month!
After two days of cloudy, cool, damp weather, improvement is on the way!
Highs will struggle in the mid-60s and there is a chance of some afternoon showers.
A warm, humid and unstable air mass lingers over the Delaware Valley, giving us a chance of a shower or thunderstorm Wednesday morning and midday.
The holiday weekend looks great no matter where you are.
In the wake of the severe weather, conditions will slowly improve as we begin the holiday weekend.
The combination of a strong disturbance and more sunshine will increase the chance of scattered, but locally strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday. We are in a “Slight Risk” for severe weather in Philadelphia and nearby suburbs, meaning that any thunderstorm could produce strong, damaging winds and the threat of hail.
CBS 3 Meteorologist Kathy Orr heads down the shore in the CBS 3 Mobile Weather Lab to start off the beach season in Stone Harbor, New Jersey.
A warm front will move through the Delaware Valley Wednesday. There is a chance of some scattered morning showers, but showers and thunderstorms will peak in the afternoon and evening. Highs Thursday will be at or above average in the mid to upper 70s.
A cold front is slowly moving away from our area, dry, but cool air is moving in.
The rain will be heaviest between 10am and 4pm, and end from west to east between 4pm and 8pm.
Low clouds and fog will linger into Thursday morning, reducing visibility and creating a slow commute for some of us.
Steady rain will arrive Friday, as a slow moving cold front (from the west) combines with tropical moisture riding northward along the east coast.
Warm air stays in place Tuesday, but a frontal boundary will back into our area from the Northeast, bringing more clouds and a possible shower or storm.