Meteorologist Falls For Feline And Weather Cats Could Have Predicted It

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on August 25, 2020

Who could have predicted a weatherman would fall for a cat?

Cat lovers, that’s who, and there’s a 100% chance they saw it coming.


Because though cats can be partly stormy little creatures, they’re mostly lovey! And the love of a cat feels as warm as the sun on the heart.

That’s just what News Center Maine meteorologist Todd Gutner learned after adopting a cat he swore he’d never get! The kitten has now been part of his family for a few months and occasionally makes appearances on his forecasts.

Image Courtesy of News Center Maine

In a recent segment, Todd held up Aries for the world to see, greeting the little house panther with, “Hi, baby!”

His tone was that one all cat parents use. We can’t help ourselves; the love just oozes out of us in a goofy voice. So, there’s proof Todd’s reluctant love has certainly grown solid in these past months. And purrhaps it makes sense that a meteorologist and a cat have a deep bond.


Strange as it sounds, a search of #weathercat reveals cats have a fascination with forecasts and radars. They like to be weather aware for their plans. After all, thunderstorms can ruin the best snooze…

Check out these weather cats…

Lawton illustrates how the storm is moving with precise paw swipes, practicing his best weather cat prediction skills…


Ike tracks a hurricane, keeping a sharp eye on the storm’s path. To be on the safe side, the prepared tabby has already packed cans of tuna and a can opener in his hurricane kit!


Karl has important plans, he needs to know how the weather’s looking for his window napping time…


Boring weather is good weather for napping and here a weather cat readies to snooze…


“Hey pawrents! It’s a sunny day, let’s go pouncing,” declares little Bengal Ben…


Stinky Boy Daniel on “weather watch.” Between TV and the window, he’s can cast the most accurate of forecasts for his humans! His prediction? Snacks and naps…


Andrew makes a fine cat meteorologist, keeping his paws on the storm’s track…


Paws for Prediction

Some cats can see the weather trends coming. Just like Walter Whitepaws and his prediction of weather “purrfect for socially-distant birdie watching”…a cat’s favorite!


Remember 14 News meteorologist Jeff Lyons and his weather cat Betty? Now Betty the Weather Cat has gone professional as the “Official Weather Cat for WFIE in Evansville, Indiana”. She “studied Meowteorology @ I MEW U” and her floofy forecasts are fan favorites.


So, it seems Todd Gutner and Aries are in good company as meteorologists and cats come together for purrfect conditions.

Feature Image: @abbigailandrew20.20/Instagram & @azshapiro/Instagram