Friday, May 2, 2014

TWC's Greg Forbes Diagnosed With Cancer

The Weather Channel’s severe weather expert, Dr. Greg Forbes, has colon cancer and will be off the air for several weeks, according to The Washington Post.

The news was posted on his Facebook page this morning by David Clark, president of television at The Weather Channel.   The cancer was detected early on and has not spread.

“During a routine annual physical, Greg was diagnosed with colon cancer, and he will have surgery this week,” Clark said. “Doctors believe that the cancer was discovered early, and they are very positive about his prognosis.”

The Weather Channel’s team of severe weather experts Greg Postel, Jim Cantore, Mike Bettes, and Carl Parker will fill in for Forbes following his surgery, Clark said.

Forbes’ is the architect of The Weather Channel’s popular “TOR:CON” index, which ranks the daily tornado threat on a 0-10 scale by region.

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