And from The Weather Channel??
This goober, Mike Seidel, doesn't know it, but he just retired. Stick a fork in him.
(Ask Dan Rather, Peter Arnett, and Stone Phillips how that works.)
Every station on the planet is going to have that on its Jackass Collection, when he goes shopping his resume for his next gig, and they're going to laugh him right out of the building if he ever shows up.
He should start thinking more about radio, or maybe doing reality and game shows.
Hey, it's a frickin' hurricane if it's at or greater than 75MPH.
60MPH ain't even close, and gusts of 60 means an average far below that, so leaning into it is jackassical. We don't get hurricanes here, just Santa Ana winds, and 60MPH gusts is simply good kite-flying weather.
Stop the mock heroics and trying to gin up drama with this sort of fakenews bullshit.
Just report the news, idiots.
The most amazing thing about this clip?
No one at HQ or the control truck cut the feed for "technical difficulties" and the cameraman didn't drop the camera from laughing so hard when those two locals boned the whole faux drama fest going on.
So I'ma guess Mr. Weather Liar is pretty much a grand prize-winning DICK, of the kind last seen in the first half of Groundhog Day, or else the other staff wouldn't have hung him out to dry like that. Brilliant.
Well-played, support staff.
Troll level: Jedi Knight.
Reporter Award: The WJM-TV/Ted Baxter Biggest Blowhard Memorial Award
Bonus points: If Every reporter who comments on this story inside each local news station newsroom leans into the camera during their report, like the wind in the studio is gusting to 60MPH. Raingear optional, but highly recommended.
That would be fan-effing-tastic!
Bonus: Katrina flashback fraudulence starring CNN's Anderson Faker.
From Daily Timewaster.