WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Watching a NewsChannel 5 broadcast, Storm Team 5 meteorologists use animated and bright graphics to show the forecast. Temperatures and maps appear behind them as they walk across your screen.
Behind the scenes in the studio, the weather segment has a vastly different look.
The giant "walk-on weather wall" is a bright shade of green. Meteorologists use monitors in three locations around the wall to keep track of their graphics while advancing through different graphics using a handheld clicker.
Green was chosen for a reason.
"It's the most unlike skin tone, which works the best, but we can't wear green because we would disappear," explained Meteorologist Bay Scroggins.
Showing off graphics in front of the green screen while wearing green would mean part of the meteorologist's clothing would "disappear," showing the graphics instead. For example, if a meteorologist wore a green tie, it would appear that the map was showing through a hole in their chest.
"We like to wear green, but it's why we can't show you our green on St. Patrick's Day," Scroggins said.
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