Xeni Jardin at 4:07 pm Sat, Feb 9, 2013
What an awesome junior weather nerd! He even looks and sounds like Martin Prince on The Simpsons.
Hey that ‘s my home town. Fergus Falls Rocks!
This is par for the course.
Both the kid and the regular weather guy were great. With a little polishing, they’d make an awesome team. If anybody at that TV station had a clue, they would make it a recurring thing.
I think this is a recurring thing. He mentions that it’s “weatherkid night, once again”.
I get that. I meant this particular kid. He was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. If I had TV, I could see tuning in to watch him for 5 minutes. :)
Sometimes the local station drags a kid onto the weather segment to “help out.” This kid, while a bit dweeby, is totally comfortable with the technology and just launches right in. Really, a little polish and camera-awareness and he could have the older guy’s job.
You’re right. The kid was great! IANAM, but i think meteorologists do a full day’s work beforehand, putting together the maps, temperature predictions, and what not for the show. There’s not one set of data but a bunch, and they have put it all together to create the forecast. That’s why different outlets can have different outlooks, because different people are involved.
Betcha the kid can do some of the simple math on the predictions, too. In middle school, we had units on meteorology, where we learned to read pressure maps, wind direction, and so forth — I remember very little about it, but I did okay on it. I bet that kid, at nine years old, can do a better job than I could at eleven, and could do some basic predictions. That could be a fun bit: the fourth-grader’s predictions vs the adults’. I bet he’d do respectable-like, even if he couldn’t beat them.
That’s exactly what I was thinking. I was afraid it might be a, “make fun of this dorky kid” kind of video, but not at all. With a little focusing of his enthusiasm he’d be flat out fantastic. Rock on!
OK, the kid is precious & all that, but GOOD GOD, DO PEOPLE REALLY LIVE THERE?! 5 degrees, 18 degrees..when it’s that cold, does really it matter? Those poor North Dakotan bastards.
Yeah, we really live here (well, I’m on the MN side of Fargo-Moorhead). And we like it!
That kid went to winter camp where it was 20 degrees. My grandmother lives in the area and loves it. I think she’s crazy.
Notice that they called 14 degrees “cool but breezy”.
Not cold. Not MOTHER FUCKING FREEZING. But “cool”. And the kid got noticeably excited about 29 degrees, which these crazy people find to be a brisk spring day.
i was raised in the south, and i grew up visiting relatives in PA every summer, but it blew my mind to see people in chilly WI busting out the shorts on the first “warm” (>50 F) spring day. acclimation is a helluva thing.
Living in PS, the locals wear sweaters at 85° and the snowbirds are in shorts at 50°.
Um… yes? It’s called winter… the thingy with snow, you know? 5 F (-15 C) is a bit on the chilly side, but a totally normal winter temperature where I live. Just put on some proper clothing, and it’s fine!
Not sure that you would be so cavalier about the weather if you visited me in July when it’s 123°.
I’m a recent transplant to Phoenix from Oregon, and Antinous is right–5F is a completely different beast than 119F (which is the hottest I think i’ve been in). When it’s cold you put on more clothes, but when it’s over say 105F you run out of things to take off.
I love awesome kids being awesome. My favorite is Reed Alexander cooking on the Today Show:
I like William. William was good.
They gave the kid 5+ minutes of airtime. What, did he have the meteorologist’s family tied up somewhere? This is in the King of Comedy zone.
I watch this “Scheels Weather Kids” segment every week, and not only does the kid steal the show, he dons a suit! Any other week you get a boy or girl wearing regular school clothes, with much less enthusiasm about delivering the forecast. I also read in the local paper that William couldn’t immediately be reached by media earlier this weekend because he was, indeed, at Cub Scout Winter Camp!
i have never been more riveted by a weather forecast. if they want people to put down the remote, they should keep this guy– not just a weekly kid like they do, but THIS GUY.
“Well Bob it’s colder than a witch’s tit in Aberdeen!”
Gangster. That is all.
Good job, kid! Do some more!
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