Dr. Mel Goldstein, Chief Meteorologist at WTNH from 1986 to 2011 has died at the age of 66.
His boyhood interest in weather lead him to earn a Ph.D. in Meteorology from NYU. Later he began teaching meteorology at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury in 1970. Dr. Mel also established Connecticut's first bachelor's degree program in meteorology.
As a writer, for 20 years he wrote a column for the Hartford Courant in Northeast Magazine and authored two books, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weather" and "Dr. Mel's Connecticut Climate Book."
Dr. Mel also helped create an endowed research program called the Dr. Mel Multiple Myeloma Research Fund at Yale University. Profits from his books are donated to cancer research.
Published in The Hartford Courant on January 19, 2012