Meet Frankie MacDonald, a 28-year-old weather guru from Nova Scotia whose YouTube forecasts have become something of an Internet sensation. Earlier this week MacDonald issued a dire message for Missourians: Be prepared for a major winter storm this Sunday, March 2.
In case you missed that, MacDonald advises that you "order your pizzas and Chinese food and buy cases of Pepsi and Coke and do your grocery shopping -- don't wait until the last minute -- do it right now."
As the Toronto Star recently reported, similar forecasts by MacDonald have clipped 100,000 views on YouTube. And while most of the response has been positive, a few folks have chimed in with nasty comments ridiculing the autistic MacDonald.
"Some of the people make fun of me on the Internet and it is not a nice thing to do," MacDonald told the Star. "I have a good heart."
Yes, you do, Frankie. And we Missourians thank you for the warning. And now to go out and buy those cases of Coke and Pepsi.
Continue on to read a transcript of MacDonald's warning to Missourians. Major Winter Storm is on its way for Missouri on Sunday March 2, 2014 and it will bring 20+ cm of snow with Lots of Freezing Rain and Mixed Precipitation Especially in Seymour Missouri and Saint Louis Missouri and it will be a lot of Snow and Mixed Precipitation and the Cold Air is coming from Canada and the Warm Moist Air is Coming from Gulf of Mexico and that will cause a Major Winter Storm in Missouri and People in Missouri Be Prepared have your Winter Boots, Winter Jackets, Hats, Gloves, Scarfs and Ski Pants Ready and Order your Pizzas and Chinese Food and Buy Cases of Pepsi and Coke and Do your Grocery Shopping Don't Wait until the Last Minute Do it Right Now and have your iPads, iPods, Cell Phones, Laptops and Tablets Charged and have your 3G and 4G Internet Ready and just in case the Power Goes out during the Freezing Rain have your Flashlights, Generators, Crank Up Radio, Extra Batteries and Battery Operated Lanterns Ready and when you are driving your Car Take your Time Driving your Car and Be Careful and Slow Down so you Don't Get in the Car Accidents during the Stormy Weather and have your Salt Trucks Ready and when you are going for a walk Be Very Careful and Don't Slip and Fall on the Ice and have your Shovels, Snow Scoops, Snow Plows, Salt Trucks and Snow Blowers Ready and Be Prepared for the Winter Storm on Sunday in Missouri.