Moorhead 'Weather Kid' invited to appear on 'Today' show


A 9-year-old Moorhead boy got the attention of national talk show producers after his guest appearance on a Fargo television station's weather segment.

The Forum reports William Hallman, a student at Robert Asp Elementary in Moorhead, was invited to co-host Thursday evening's 5 p.m. forecast with Valley News Live Chief Meteorologist Hutch Johnson as this week's "Scheels Weather Kid."

His animated performance stole the show and became an online hit, drawing more than 70,000 hits on YouTube.

Since his debut, William has been invited to co-host weather with Al Roker on the "Today" show and was interviewed by producers of "The Ellen Degeneres Show" over the phone.

Williams mother, Sally Hallman, tells the Forum that her son has been interested in weather even since a tornado warning in 2011.

“Ever since then, he’s been watching the weather,” Hallman says.

William wasn't available to talk to the newspaper Saturday because he's at Cub Scout camp, which he mentioned in the forecast.

Several other media outlets have also picked up the story online.

"Every Single Weather Report From Now On Should Be Presented by This Dapper Kid Meteorologist" is Gawker's headline.

The short report continued to say, "Little did Johnson know that little William was actually an adorable ringer, and that, by the end of the report, he and every other adult meteorologist in the country would be out of a job."

MSN's story title: "Amazing kid has a long future in weather broadcasting"

Hallman wasn't sure when William would appear on the "Today" show.

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