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St. Louis, MO

Right Now
46°
Cloudy
  • Humidity: 46%
  • Feels Like: 41°
  • Heat Index: 46°
  • Wind: 11 mph
  • Wind Chill: 41°
  • UV Index: 0 Low
  • Sunrise: 07:14:57 AM
  • Sunset: 05:09:33 PM
  • Dew Point: 26°
  • Visibility: 10 mi

Today

Cloudy early, becoming mostly clear after midnight. Low 33F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight

Cloudy early, becoming mostly clear after midnight. Low 33F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow

Mostly sunny skies. High 53F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

What (who?) is the Weatherbird?

The Weatherbird has appeared on the Post-Dispatch's front page since Feb. 11, 1901. In earlier appearances, the 'Bird often illustrated the weather, but more recently, he quips on various news topics. The Weatherbird is the oldest continuously running daily cartoon in American journalism. 

Dan Martin is the current bird illustrator; he's been drawing the bird nearly every day since 1986

Previous Weatherbird artists are: Harry Martin, Oscar Chopin (son of author Kate Chopin), S. Carlisle Martin, Amadee Wohlschlaeger, and Al Schweitzer. 

With social media, the bird is now able to opine on Twitter as well as the front page of the paper.

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