Thousands of TV viewers in New York are in mourning after the news broke that a long-time TV weatherman and kids show host passed away.

If you grew up in Western New York, chances are you spend part of your childhood watching Commander Tom. Your parents knew him as Tom Jolls the weather guy on Channel 7's evening news along with Irv Weinstein and Rick Azar.

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Jolls was a Western New York native who grew up in Lockport and was on TV since 1965 when he joined WKBW as the weatherman.

He was also known for saying the famous phrase "It's 11 o'clock, do you know where your children are?"

Jolls, who retired in 1999 was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1998 and into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2019.

He was 89 years old.

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