Longtime New Orleans meteorologist Carl Arredondo signs off
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After a decades-long career as a TV weather forecaster, meteorologist Carl Arredondo is signing off Friday due to vision problems.
Arredondo announced Feb. 19 that he had a rare genetic disorder called retinitis pigmentosa that was eroding his peripheral vision, and that his last day at WWL-TV in New Orleans would be March 1.
The station aired a segment Tuesday detailing Arredondo’s condition and showing him negotiating the city’s streets with a white cane that he’s learning to use.
Arredondo joined WWL-TV in 1991 after leaving The Weather Channel.
During his time at the station he’s covered numerous weather events and hurricanes including 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.
After leaving the station, Arredondo will join Lighthouse Louisiana, a nonprofit that works with people who are visually and hearing impaired.