Weatherman Goes Viral After Going Off-Script During Blizzard


| LAST UPDATE 12/27/2022

By Tabitha Woodcock
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@MarkWoodleyTV via Twitter

If you've ever been put on the spot and out of your comfort zone, then you might be able to resonate with this sportsman. In one of the coldest winters in history, Mark Woodley was asked to fill in and report the current weather conditions. Unfortunately, though he rose to the challenge, he made it clear it wasn't exactly his forte...

Mark Woodley, a KKWL-TV sports reporter, was assigned to something a little different than usual. Typically, Woodley is used to reporting from his laid-back chair, commentating on a game that plays right before his eyes. Most importantly, he reports from an indoor and heated setting. To his surprise, he was asked to substitute for a weather report on the arctic conditions that are currently surrounding the Midwest. The local Iowa sports reporter wasn't ecstatic at first, and as time went on, the situation in Waterloo only worsened. Woodley faced the uncomfortable temperatures in Lake Michigan, which have dropped to -6 degrees. Here's how he handled it.

Mark Woodley Viral Weather Report
@MarkWoodleyTV via Twitter
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Throughout the early hours of the morning, Woodley reported the same storm in three different settings. As he braced for the more blizzard, he powered through like a champ and took every snowflake drop in his stride. He doubled up on layers, protected his ears, and wore gloves to make sure his hands didn't fall off. Yet, as more time passed, the sass started to kick in! He asked, "Can I go back to my regular job?" With his humor in full gear, he joked, "This is what you get when you ask the sports guy to come in to cover a blizzard in the morning show." In another section of the weather report, Woodley continued to rant back to Ryan in the studio, "I normally do sports. Everything is canceled here for the next couple of days. So what better time to ask the sports guy to come in about five hours earlier than he would normally wake up, go stand out in the wind, and the snow, and the cold, and tell people not to do the same?" He tried to stay positive, but the weather took it's toll as he claimed, "the good news is that I can still feel my face right now, the bad news is I kind of wish I couldn't." Hoping that he had supporters, he told viewers to "tune in for the next couple of hours to watch me progressively get crankier and crankier."

While the skies remained dark throughout his substituted segment, Woodley grew more entertaining by the minute, despite the blizzard. He took on his backup request like a trouper and showed his commitment to his work, so it's only right we praise him for his bravery. We just hope he got a raise!

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