While some select to change their plans based mostly on the forecast he supplies, Peoples mentioned he not often lets the climate get in the way in which of his stroll.
“There had been a few days I needed to make totally different routes to stroll, as a result of I couldn’t get throughout the (U.S.) 36 bridge,” he mentioned. “The sidewalk was snow covered.”
Peoples mentioned winter in Central Illinois is delicate when in comparison with Duluth, Minnesota, the place he was beforehand employed. Duluth, he mentioned, typically experiences 80 to 100 inches of snow in a season.
“You just tromp through it and walk faster,” he mentioned.
As a meteorologist and a reporter, Peoples has been employed at stations all through the Midwest, together with Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio, in addition to different areas of the nation, equivalent to Texas, Maryland and Florida.
If the climate isn’t ultimate for studying, Peoples will carry a plastic bag to guard his studying materials. Leaving the books at dwelling, he mentioned, isn’t an choice.
“It gets boring,” he mentioned in regards to the trek.
Reading a guide throughout his stroll, he mentioned, is a welcome distraction.
“I think too much,” he mentioned. “My mind is like a television. There’s so many channels. I think about so many things. This keeps me focused.”