In 1954 Don Woods and GUSTY® joined KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma for 35 memorable years of weathercasts. During each weathercast Don drew a GUSTY® denoting the upcoming weather conditions. The popularity of Don and GUSTY® grew throughout portions of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas until they were household names.
Don Woods is a Meteorologist, Artist, Instructor, Author, Illustrator, Mentor, and Friend to multitudes. Don and his little cartoon character, GUSTY®, have found a place in our hearts and Oklahoma history.
Shortly after celebrating 50 years, GUSTY® became Oklahoma's Official State Cartoon Symbol - the first cartoon symbol for any state in the United States.