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Frankie MacDonald, amateur weather man, makes international news

01/29/2015 12:14 EST | Updated 03/31/2015 05:59 EDT
Nova Scotia's most famous amateur weather man 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 weather man. 

His practical advice ahead of storms, advising people to charge their devices and stock up on necessities — such as Chinese food and pop — have made him the go-to guy on YouTube whenever severe weather hits.

This week, Frankie gained international attention after a BuzzFeed.com post about him asked the internet to "Please give this man a TV weather man job." 

Word spread so quickly about Frankie that a two year-old CBC story on the Whitney Pier prognosticator was the third most read on CBC.ca in the country with more than 100,000 page views — and counting.

The forecaster from Sydney, who is autistic, said he's happy that so many people support him.

Frankie's many videos have been viewed millions of times.

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