Storm the Weather Dog steals the show during live forecast

Storm the Weather Dog
(Image credit: Global News/YouTube)

Global News Toronto’s chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell was forced to share the limelight last Friday after his pup, affectionately nicknamed ‘Storm the Weather Dog’, decided to crash yet another one of his weather reports.

In a video that has since gone viral, Farnell can be seen delivering the forecast with an adorable bundle of fluff darting in and out of the shot while stopping to eat treats that had been dropped on the floor for him.

To his credit, Farnell remained unruffled. “Yes, Storm is in the building, getting some treats, walking on thin air,” he says calmly before carrying on explaining to Torontonians that a warm and sunny weekend lay ahead of them.

Perhaps unexpectedly, viewers didn’t seem at all annoyed about Storm’s appearance, praising the dog for his good behavior.

"What a good boy. He doesn’t really interrupt him, just watches his owner and checks out the scene," one person wrote. "What a cutie. And so well mannered! My dog would be whining and huffing and puffing for more treats," said another viewer.

It’s not the first time Storm, a mini Goldendoodle, has stolen the show having first popped up during a live news broadcast back in 2012. 

“I was working on my weather maps and I assumed Storm was under my desk,” Farnell continued. “A couple minutes later I glanced up to the TV monitor in front of me and there was Storm, popping his head up from under the News Desk right beside the anchor during our live broadcast."

Storm the Weather Dog has become such a hit in recent years that he now has his own Facebook and Instagram pages where he can be found at, you guessed it, @stormtheweatherdog. He also regularly attends charity events and visits local schools, that is, when he’s not busy helping his dad deliver the weather forecast!

Kathryn Williams
Freelance writer

Kathryn is a freelance writer who has been a member of the PetsRadar family since it launched in 2020. Highly experienced in her field, she's driven by a desire to provide pet parents with accurate, timely, and informative content that enables them to provide their fur friends with everything they need to thrive. Kathryn works closely with vets and trainers to ensure all articles offer the most up-to-date information across a range of pet-related fields, from insights into health and behavior issues to tips on products and training. When she’s not busy crafting the perfect sentence for her features, buying guides and news pieces, she can be found hanging out with her family (which includes one super sassy cat), drinking copious amounts of Jasmine tea and reading all the books.