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Ben Abell

A professor of meteorology at St. Louis University’s Parks College in 1962 and later the College of Arts and Sciences, Ben Abell is known to the general public for his unique approach to weather forecasts on several St. Louis radio stations.

He volunteered his services for the local radio service for the blind on a continuous basis beginning in 1973.

His broadcast weather reports were heard on KWMU, KFUO-FM, KMOX, KHTR and KCFM. An experienced forensic meteorologist with a folksy approach to his broadcast work, Ben endeared himself to listeners with an acknowledgement that forecasting was an inexact science, using his catchphrase “I can’t rule out…”​.