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 width=J-C Fultz, the chief meteorologist at WAND-TV in Decatur, was Tuesday's guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Fultz has been a weathercaster at WAND-TV since 2002, and was named chief meteorologist just over a year ago.

In remarks to the local Kiwanis Club, Fultz told members how he got the job at WAND fresh out of college, and that forecasting the weather is the fun part of his job.

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Fultz added that with the huge signal WAND-TV has, it sometimes is difficult for viewers to understand why he and other weathercasters at the station interrupt programming for severe weather coverage. The station's signal goes from Jacksonville to LaFayette, Indiana, and Kankakee to Effingham.

In a question and answer session following his comments, he said the accuracy of weather forecasting is getting better, and he said he prefers calling global warming “climate change” because that's what's actually happening.

In other Kiwanis news, it was announced that some 78 children in the Taylorville area, will receive coats thru dollars raised by Kiwanis members, thru the club's annual “Coats for Kids” efforts this month.

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

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