St. Louis, MO

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82°
Fair
  • Humidity: 51%
  • Feels Like: 84°
  • Heat Index: 84°
  • Wind: 5 mph
  • Wind Chill: 82°
  • UV Index: 0 Low
  • Sunrise: 05:37:32 AM
  • Sunset: 08:20:49 PM
  • Dew Point: 62°
  • Visibility: 10 mi

Today

Generally clear skies. Low 67F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Generally clear skies. Low 67F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow

Morning sunshine will give way to isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon. High 92F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

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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