Weather forecasting sixth grader turning dreams into reality - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Weather forecasting sixth grader turning dreams into reality

Isaiah Sterling forecasting on Sterling Live TV Isaiah Sterling forecasting on Sterling Live TV
Sterling says Bob Reeves has inspirited him. Sterling says Bob Reeves has inspirited him.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

He's only in sixth grade, but that is not stopping him from turning his dream to be a weather forecaster into a reality. 

Isaiah Sterling has been doing his own show on live stream for almost two years now. 

He is a student at Cape Central Middle School, soaking in science and math and doing everything he can to learn what it takes to be a meteorologist. 

He goes on-air over the Internet for 30 minutes at a time. 

Sterling says he learned from us that severe weather is serious stuff, and that is when you'll always find him online. 

"Well, I try to stay calm when that happens and we are in a car somewhere," said Sterling. "I usually say mom I got to get home because I gotta broadcast about this." 

Sterling says Bob Reeves has inspirited him. Bob says accuracy is the biggest challenge. 

"Let me put it this way, the hardest thing about forecasting is getting it right and the reason it's wrong, the general picture is correct but the timing is wrong," said Bob. 

Isaiah says by watching Bob, he learned severe weather is extremely important. 

The sixth grader is usually forecasting on "Sterling Live TV" every day of the week between his school hours, and especially during severe weather. 

Bob and Isaiah agree staying on the air and online to get those warnings to the public can save lives.

"I usually go about 30 minutes," said Sterling.

"He's already ready to do severe weather coverage if he can do that!" Bob added. 

Both Bob and Jamie Travers told Sterling he's on the right path and reminded him that the right classes in school will make him a better forecaster. 

"I plan to be on a news station like this one day," said Sterling. 

Sterling is also on twitter.

"I'd been thrilled to be able to do that at your age," said Bob.

Webcast: tvsterlinglive.webs.com

Email : sterlinglivetv@gmail.com

Twitter: @SterlingLiveTv

Copyright 2012 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Children & smartphones: What are the risks?

    Children & smartphones: What are the risks?

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:05 PM EST2018-02-24 04:05:38 GMT

    We are probably all guilty of not being about to put down the phone. And with kids getting their hands on them younger and younger, it is raising the concern of the health risks.  A recent survey by common sense media found nearly half of parents worry that their child is addiction to their cell phone. Mom Jackie Collins often worries about the amount of time her kids are spending glued to their phone. For her teenage son, it's almost like a full time job. "50 hours tot...

    We are probably all guilty of not being about to put down the phone. And with kids getting their hands on them younger and younger, it is raising the concern of the health risks.  A recent survey by common sense media found nearly half of parents worry that their child is addiction to their cell phone. Mom Jackie Collins often worries about the amount of time her kids are spending glued to their phone. For her teenage son, it's almost like a full time job. "50 hours tot...

  • Woman dead after car struck tree in Johnson Co., IL

    Woman dead after car struck tree in Johnson Co., IL

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:02 PM EST2018-02-23 21:02:04 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    A 19-year-old woman is dead after her vehicle struck a tree.

    A 19-year-old woman is dead after her vehicle struck a tree.

  • Williamson County, IL crash injures 2

    Williamson County, IL crash injures 2

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:06 PM EST2018-02-23 21:06:11 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Several people were hurt after a crash in Williamson County, Illinois on Thursday, February 22. 

    Several people were hurt after a crash in Williamson County, Illinois on Thursday, February 22. 

Powered by Frankly