And now for the weather fur-cast! Adorable moment dog named storm interrupts Toronto meteorologist live on air
- Storm, ten-year old pooch, interrupted weather forecast of Global News Toronto
- Dog strutted on set while owner, chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell was on air
- Farnell tried in vain to get Storm to leave the set, but audience were delighted
Working from home creates plenty of gatecrashing opportunities for curious children and naughty pets, but one weather presenter discovered that nobody is safe from interruption – even in the TV studio.
Chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell at Toronto TV channel Global News found himself with a storm of a different kind brewing, when his aptly named dog Storm strutted on to the set during the weather forecast.
Anthony Farnell tried in vain to shoo his dog away, but the furry gatecrasher twirled and enthusiastically jumped while Anthony did his best to remain professional and talked viewers through his graphics.
The hilarious moment was shared by Global News on Youtube and made its way to Twitter, where it was watched more than two million times as viewers fell in love with Storm’s antics.
Storm the Weather Dog, pictured, joyfully crashed the weather forecast of his owner Anthony Farnell, pictured for Global News Toronto
Hungry Storm was due to get his dinner soon, but didn’t want to wait and erupted on set looking for snacks, pictured
The forecast began as it normally would, with Anthony talking viewers through their weekend and the weather implications of the Northern American Hurricane Ida.
Soon entered curly pooch Storm. who didn’t seem to care that his owner was working.
The hungry dog could be seen walking in and out of camera shot, following Anthony around and sniffing the floor, looking for treats.
Without missing a beat, Anthony pressed on with the forecast, doing his best not to acknowledge Storm.
While the forecast predicted sunny skies over Toronto, a Storm was on set. Viewers were delighted
Even Anthony struggled not to laugh when Storm started yapping and twirling on the set during the forecast
At the end of the segment, however, the presenter joked Storm was ‘saying hi’ and that the dog was ‘looking for snacks,’ and would be getting his dinner soon.
Global News shared the full segment on its Youtube channel.
‘For any longtime viewers of Global Toronto, weatherman Anthony Farnell’s reliable weather forecasts have become an institution…almost as much as his adorable pup, “Storm the Weather Dog”,’ they said.
‘Last Friday, a hungry-for-treats Storm invaded the set in the middle of Anthony’s weather report, demanding treats even as Farnell was explaining to Ontarians what weather they would be facing that weekend, and discussed the dangers posed by Hurricane Ida further south,’ they went on.
Anthony, right, did his best to press on with his forecast and talk the viewers through Hurricane Ida
Enjoying his moment in the sunlight, Storm strutted around the set merrily and did not seem ready to leave
‘Both consummate professionals, Anthony finished his segment without a hitch while Storm sated his hunger (and mugged a bit for the camera)…all in a day’s work,’ they added.
The funny moment brightened people’s day when it went viral on Twitter.
‘I’m sorry but this is the best thing I’ve seen all week,’ one said.
‘I like how the camera starts following the dog instead of the reporter,’ another wrote.
‘He’s Storm the Weather Dog. He just celebrated his 10th birthday. Storm the sweet little pupper belongs to Anthony Farnell, the Chief Meteorologist at Global News – Toronto,’ one explained.
‘Dog Weather is a channel I would watch,’ one said.
‘Thank you, I was just growing depressed again. All meteorologists need animal assistants,’ one wrote.
People loved the video and said they’d be delighted to watch some more ‘Dog Weather’ starring Storm
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