For years L.L.Bean has been proud to equip the on-air meteorologists of The Weather Channel with the outerwear and gear they need to stay warm, dry and protected. Throughout the season, we’ll be highlighting these amazing and inspiring individuals so you can learn more about what it takes to do what they do. We previously sat down with Sam Champion, Reynolds Wolf, Stephanie Abrams and Jen Carfagno; now we’re excited to bring you our conversation with Paul Goodloe.
Paul has studied weather since elementary school and has been with The Weather Channel since 1999. Along with his avid knowledge of weather and experience covering some of the world’s most wicked storms, he is also known for his easygoing demeanor. Even when the forecast isn’t all sunshine, Paul has a way of delivering the information in a friendly and comforting way that has earned him a huge fan base.
Q: What’s your favorite piece of L.L.Bean outerwear?
Paul: The PrimaLoft Packaway Jacket that I can wear under my waterproof shell. Keeps me nice and toasty when it’s cold outside. And since L.L.Bean makes clothes that fit me (tall), all of my underlayers are made up of L.L.Bean items.
What’s the worst weather you’ve experienced?
Paul: My first weather live shot for The Weather Channel was for lake effect snow in East Aurora, NY. The wind was blowing 20-30 mph and snow was falling sideways. The snow was accumulating on my face, my eyes were watering from wind, it looked horrible and it went on for at least 3-4 hours. Outside of my face, the rest of my body stayed warm and dry.
When you’re not on the clock, what are you favorite outdoor hobbies or sports?
Paul: Golf and tennis in the warmer months. Skiing and snowboarding in the colder months.
Any other amazing weather stories you’d like to tell L.L.Bean fans?
Paul: I covered a winter storm at Sugarloaf ski resort in Maine last December and got a chance to interview Seth Wescott on our air.