Tornado spawned that ‘weather kid’

Times can’t get much better for the 9 year old kid from Moorhead who stole the show of a Fargo TV weather report a few weeks ago.

Today, William Hallman is on Ellen DeGeneres’ show.

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“What happened is I actually wanted to be a doctor but changed my mind on May 31, 2011 when this tornado happened and that got me thinking about weather and then my intelligence level just skyrocketed,” he told Valley News Live last week in a return appearance.

Of course, we weren’t about to take the young man’s word on it — we’re newspeople, you know. But checking Paul Huttner’s Updraft blog, sure enough, winds were clocked at 72 mph overnight on May 31, 2011.

(h/t: Sam Benshoof)