A legendary member of the WINK News team, and longtime Cape Coral resident, has announced his retirement.
After 29 years, Chief Meteorologist Jim Farrell will leave WINK next month.
Starting at WINK News in 1992, Farrell built a reputation of reliable weather forecasting that is second to none.
His straightforward just-the-facts approach helped calm the Southwest Florida community during many natural disasters, perhaps none as significant as Hurricane Charley’s infamous turn in August 2004. While others focused on a Tampa Bay landfall, Farrell noticed a wobble and told Southwest Florida to get ready, undoubtedly saving lives.
During the past three decades, Farrell also mentored many meteorologists who are now serving communities all over the country.
Farrell was featured in CapeStyle Magazine. Read all about him here