Frankie MacDonald, amateur weatherman, makes international news
Nova Scotia's most famous amateur weatherman is making international headlines
Nova Scotia's most famous amateur weatherman is making headlines around the globe this week.
At a young age, 30-year-old Frankie MacDonald fell in love with the weather. He said he has always wanted to be a weatherman.
His practical advice ahead of storms, advising people to charge their devices and stock up on necessities, has made him the go-to guy on YouTube whenever severe weather hits.
This week, MacDonald gained international attention after a BuzzFeed.com post about him asked the internet to "Please give this man a TV weatherman job."
Word spread so quickly about MacDonald that a two-year-old CBC story on the Whitney Pier prognosticator was the third most read on CBC.ca with more than 100,000 page views — and counting.
The forecaster from Sydney, who has autism, said he's happy that so many people support him.
MacDonald's many videos have been viewed millions of times.