Longtime local TV meteorologist Don Paul will begin writing for The Buffalo News. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)

Here’s a line I never thought I’d write until I first heard of the possibility a few months ago: Former Channel 4 meteorologist Don Paul is coming to The Buffalo News.

Paul announced Thursday on Facebook that he will be bringing his meteorological talents to BuffaloNews.com as a contributing writer of articles on weather, climate and related sciences.

“For me, this is a great opportunity to get into topics I just couldn’t squeeze in during a short weathercast,” Paul wrote on Facebook.

After more than 30 years on Buffalo TV, Paul retired earlier this year from Channel 4. But as his many social media followers already know, he has not retired from being interested in the weather.

In an email, Paul said he relishes the chance to write about the topic in more depth.

"I'm going to have more time to think about the subject at hand, and to figure out how much of a clue I have on that topic," he said. "After researching the subject matter, it will be safer to go into greater depth on some of those topics I could only briefly mention in an ad lib medium (TV weathercasts are unscripted, contrary to popular opinion). One primary goal will be to provide some education not just to interested readers, but to me, too. Along the way, I would hope we'll have some fun."

Paul said the arrangement with The News will not prevent him from working at Channel 2 or Channel 7 if either station wants him for part-time work. He added he had no firm offers from either station at this point.

email: apergament@buffnews.com

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