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FOX Weather meteorologist Nick Kosir has an unusual gig that most viewers wouldn’t expect from their favorite forecaster: an alter ego. This is “The Dancing Weatherman” which has nearly five million followers on social networks.

“I wish I could tell you that this was all part of my master plan, but it wasn’t. It was kind of by accident, really,” Kosir told Fox News Digital.

FOX Weather meteorologist Nick Kosir, also known as “The Dancing Weatherman,” shines in the moonlight as a social media star with nearly five million followers.

“I never took a dance class or lesson in my life, I never bragged about dancing before that,” he said. “It’s endless entertainment for me because it’s so weird that people think I’m a good dancer.”

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But people don’t just think The Dancing Weatherman is just a “good” dancer. Kosir has amassed 4.6 million followers between Instagram and TikTok with his often viral and always fascinating dance routines. It all started in 2019 as a local meteorologist at FOX 46 in Charlotte, NC, when he was invited by management to post on social media.

“I had nothing to post and I was a little frustrated. I started browsing my Instagram feeds for inspiration, and saw some guys dancing and I was like, ‘I could probably do it. do, “” Kosir said.

Kosir then memorized the dance, performed it in the FOX 46 studio, posted it on Instagram, and took a nap. As he slept soundly, his phone was inundated with messages, alerts and new followers as a social media star was born.

“When I woke up from that nap, man, nothing has been the same since,” Kosir said. “People really love dancing, which I couldn’t believe… so I’ve been doing it ever since.”

Kosir jokes that he’ll stop when he “runs out of movement” or when people are fed up with him, but that probably won’t happen any time soon.

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“The best part of it all is people say my videos are helping them get through a rough day, you know I probably would have quit a long time ago, but those comments really encouraged me to keep going.” , Kosir said. “It’s funny because I’m going through my own struggles, and I know what it’s like, and if I can help other people not feel like the world is falling apart for a few minutes, then I feel like it’s my duty to continue. ”

Kosir has 2.1 million followers on Instagram and 2.5 million on TikTok and it continues. He’s already collaborated with several social media stars, influencers and rappers and the new spotlight that comes from the switch from local TV to FOX Weather could quickly grow its audience even more.

“I don’t know how he did it, but it was genius,” FOX Weather meteorologist Craig Herrera told Fox News Digital.

Herrera, who is Kosir’s new colleague on the streaming service, was a fan of The Dancing Weatherman before they met. He saw Kosir’s ability to connect with people during a recent promotional shoot outside the FOX Weather headquarters in New York City.

“Someone was on his bike making a delivery, in the bike… hit the brakes, stopped his bike, took out his camera and said, ‘Hey Nick’, and started to smile and to salute, “Herrera said. “Nick said to me, ‘Hey, what’s up?’ He was so nice to the guy, and the guy takes his picture, hops on his bike and then drives off again. It was so cool, obviously this guy loves Nick and he smiles when he sees these videos. “

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FOX Weather meteorologist Ian Oliver is another of Kosir’s new colleagues who knew all about The Dancing Weatherman before he became colleagues.

“I knew Nick, but I had never met him before and wondered what he would look like in real life because, you know, an Instagram feed isn’t a real thing,” Oliver told FOX News Digital. “Then I meet him and he’s like my best friend in this place, he’s hilarious. So it’s been really cool, you know, to develop a friendship here over the last month.”

While Kosir takes his main career as a meteorologist and presenter for the brand new streaming service FOX Weather seriously, his role on the platform leaves some room for a crossover. Kosir presents “FOX Weather Wild” at 9 p.m. ET, which he described as a cross between a late-night talk show mixed with MTV’s “Ridiculousness” and a standard weather show. He even revealed his latest dance video in the show’s first episode before posting it on his social media platforms.

“They’re going to dance there, but, you know, it’s like all those other people you see on TikTok, there are professional nurses, lawyers, real estate agents, there are other journalists who have a job to do during the day, and they take it seriously, and that’s what they do 99% of the time. But every once in a while it’s nice to have a little fun and not take it too seriously at work, “Kosir said.” That’s kind of where I’m from. “

Kosir said he “obviously wouldn’t dance” when severe weather is forecast, but if the coast is clear anything is possible.

The FOX Weather app features live streaming, state-of-the-art 3D radar and the unprecedented FOX FutureView, a tool that allows users to plan months in advance by tracking advanced weather forecasts.

“You know, it’s live programming on your phone. It’s so cool,” Kosir said. “I like other things like the NFL Sunday ticket because I can watch my favorite sports team wherever I am, you know, just on my own phone, and that’s what we do here with Fox Weather. “

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FOX Weather is also using new technology to send severe weather alerts for tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods and other weather conditions that will help users stay safe and informed. The ad-supported service is free to users.

“This is not TV by appointment… We’ll be right there in your pocket, on your phone. It’s always good to have a meteorologist who details the weather forecast. Every app can be accurate when talking about temperatures. current but where the deviation is from its long-term forecast, “Kosir said.” You can’t necessarily rely on other apps for very accurate long-term forecasts, but you know you need that interpretation human and we’ll be there 24/7 to give you that human interpretation. ”

FOX Weather is available on foxweather.com and through the FOX Weather app for iOS and Android. FOX Weather is also available on Internet-connected TVs through FOX NOW and the FOX News app.




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