[WATCH] Waterloo Reporter Goes Viral For Honest Weather Coverage
It never hurts to try something new, but it might give you frostbite.
Let's be honest, with the holiday season upon us and the blizzard like conditions many parts of Iowa are experiencing; the past few days have thrown a lot of people off their rhythm.
An Arctic blast actually is moving far south and touching northern parts of Texas as well, so everyone is feeling this chill.
As previously reported, eastern Iowa is expected to get approximately 8 inches of snow from this storm. Blizzard conditions are supposed to start on Thursday and worsen throughout Friday. We could see sustained winds of 35 miles per hour on Friday, with wind gusts of over 50 according to reports.
One of the best parts of these weather events (in my honest opinion) is seeing all of the creative and down right strange ways that tv stations cover it. I've always found it strange that meteorologists always go to the worst areas of any storm just to stand there and say how rough it is.
I guess I'm not the only one who thinks that.
After the winter weather swept through the Cedar Valley, KWWL seemed to have a shortage of staff to cover it. So, they decided to send out sports anchor/reporter Mark Woodley.
Not only did he have to get up five hours earlier than he normally does, but he had to stand out in the below freezing temperatures to share weather updates. It was clear that the journalist would be more comfortable at the sports desk than out in the blizzard.
Throughout all of his live hits, Woodley would give his own kind of sarcastic take on what was going on.
"I normally do sports and everything is canceled for the next couple of days. So what better time to ask the sports guy to come in about 5 hours earlier than he’d normally wake up, go stand out in the wind and the snow and the cold and tell other people not to do the same?"
He posted a compilation video of all of these liveshots on Twitter where it quickly blew up! Not only did he go viral, but major publications were posting and writing about it.
I guess this proves that you should NEVER just stay in your lane. Weird things can happen to you!
Major celebrities even started sharing his video. Judd Apatow being one of them.
Woodley is an Eastern Iowa native, growing up in Dike. As a sports reporter he's covered cover bowl games, NCAA tournaments, NFL football, and the Stanley Cup playoffs.
You can watch the hilarious video down below!