Internet-Famous Amateur Weatherman Frankie MacDonald Warns Louisiana About Winter Storm [VIDEO]
When it comes to reporting the weather, Frankie MacDonald may be more passionate than the "professionals" who actually get paid to do it. You see, Frankie is an amateur weatherman of sorts, who has gained internet fame for his daily updates from his home in Sydney, N.S. - and he's got an important message for Louisiana.
The 29-year-old weatherman has over 20,000 YouTube subscribers and his views are well into the hundreds of thousands. He advertises his video updates via his Twitter, and Facebook pages; and from hurricanes to winter storms, Frankie has made a name for himself by warning North Americans about severe weather from coast to coast.
MacDonald is autistic, and because the internet can be the cruelest of places at times, his updates have garnered some pretty rude comments from users who take cheap shots making fun of him. But for every hater, Frankie has twice as many supporters urging him to keep on doing what he does best.
As you can see in the video, Frankie warns us Louisianians about the winter weather that we are set to experience over the next few days, telling us to "Be prepared!" - a signature line from the oft spunky MacDonald; along with advice on driving, charging our devices, and ordering delivery pizza and Chinese food.
People in Louisiana Be Prepared when you are going for a walk Be Very Careful so you don't slip and fall and Order your Pizzas and Chinese Food and Do your Grocery Shopping Don't Wait until the Last Minute Do it Right Now and it will be 1 to 3 Inches of Snow in Interior Louisiana and Freezing Rain in Coastal Louisiana Especially in New Orleans and have your iPads, iPods, Cell Phones, Laptops and Tablets Charged and Have your 3G and 4G Internet Ready and when you are driving your car Take your Time While you are Driving your Car Especially on the Interstate 10 Slow Down so you don't Get in the Car Accident and have your Crank up Radio Ready and Drink Lots of Green Tea, White Tea and Red Tea and Drink Lots of Green Tea to keep you warm during very cold Temperatures in Louisiana
His hard work and dedication has earned him a solid social following, a fan club, and a spot on the popular comedy show Tosh.0. He has also been featured as a guest on numerous Canadian and American news stations to report the weather, and even his own gig on a Winnipeg radio station.
Keep going Frankie! Thanks for the advice and updates! We've got your back down here in South Louisiana, as we hunker down for the next few icy days!
Now, what was that number to order pizza again?