Peter Coade is the Maritimes' most-experienced meteorologist.
In October 2012, Peter marked 50 years as a weather forecaster.
Peter joined the federal government weather service in 1962, where he was trained in the science of meteorology. During his tenure at the government, Peter worked in Truro, NS, Goose Bay, NL and Toronto, ON.
It was in Goose Bay that Peter started his media career with the CBC in 1967. He presented the weather nightly from CFLA-TV, to a largely American audience, members of the USAF and their families.
While stationed in Toronto with the federal weather service, he also held the position of staff meteorologist for radio station CFRB, working with personalities like Gordon Sinclair and Betty Kennedy.
Peter worked for ATV/ASN from March of 1990 until he re-joined the CBC in September 2007. For six years, he was meteorologist on CBC News Nova Scotia and CBC News News Brunswick suppertime shows as well as CBC Maritimes at 11. During that time he was also giving daily weather updates to many CBC Radio One shows throughout the Maritimes.
On Dec. 3, 2012, Peter became CBC Radio One's morning meteorologist, switching roles with fellow CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell. Peter provides morning listeners in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island with their up-to-the-minute daily weather forecasts. Peter and Kalin provide the most comprehensive weather coverage in the region.
Peter's very first appearance on CBC Television was back in the late 1950's, when one day he job shadowed weatherman Rube Hornstein for a day.
From that very first experience, he's been hooked on weather and is now the 'go to local weather forecaster' for CBC Radio audiences throughout the Maritimes.