How about somebody who’s actually saved a life?
These things are rare, but both are true of KOIN Local 6 Weather Anchor Brian Miskimins.
Here he is with his fiancee, Laura. They’re getting married this summer. But most of the time you’ll see him filling in on weathercasts on KOIN Local 6.
He and I love to debate the details of the forecast. For example, in winter: which forecast model will win? The one that gives us a bunch of snow? Or the one that keeps it just warm enough for only rain? In my ongoing series of Friday interviews, I think you’ll learn some surprising things about Brian.
I know you grew up in Portland and have lived here all your life. What’s the craziest weather situation you remember – something other than the floods of 1996?Hmmm- that’s a great question. That entire winter kept us on our toes weather wise. I would have to say next to the floods of 96′ the wind storm of 95′ has to be the craziest thing. It happened on Tuesday December 12th. I was a sophomore at Portland’s Central Catholic High School and every school in town was shutting down that day @ noon. My Dad didn’t work too far away so I carpooled home with him that day. I specifically remember helping my Dad close up at his office when we heard a loud explosion and saw a bright flash of light. Two guys who had been outside walking hit the ground…we realized right away that it was out of fear for their lives they did. An electrical transformer exploded and dropped live power lines on the car across the street. We all made it home safely that day….but it was a scary afternoon.