FOX Weather meteorologist Nick Kosir has an uncommon aspect gig that almost all viewers wouldn’t anticipate from their favourite forecaster: an alter ego. He’s “The Dancing Weatherman” who has practically 5 million followers on social media. 

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

FOX Weather meteorologist Nick Kosir, also known as "The Dancing Weatherman," moonlights as a social media star with nearly five million followers. 

FOX Weather meteorologist Nick Kosir, also called “The Dancing Weatherman,” moonlights as a social media star with practically 5 million followers. 

“I never took a dance class or lesson in my life, never have prided myself on dancing prior to this,” he mentioned. “It’s endlessly entertaining to me because it’s so weird that people think I’m a good dancer.”

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But folks don’t simply assume The Dancing Weatherman is just a “good” dancer. Kosir has amassed a staggering 4.6 million followers between Instagram and TikTok along with his often-viral, at all times mesmerizing dance routines. It all began in 2019 as an area weatherman at FOX 46 in Charlotte, N.C., when he was urged by administration to put up on social media. 

“I had nothing to post and I was kind of frustrated. I started scrolling through my Instagram feeds for inspiration, and I saw some guys dancing and I thought to myself, ‘I could probably do that,’” Kosir mentioned. 

Kosir then memorized the dance, carried out it within the FOX 46 studio, posted it to Instagram and took a nap. While he was quick asleep, his cellphone change into flooded 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 mentioned. “People actually like the dancing, which I couldn’t believe… so I’ve been doing it ever since.”

Kosir jokes that he’ll cease when he “runs out of moves” or when folks get sick of him, however that isn’t prone to occur anytime quickly. 

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“The best part about it all is that people say my videos help them get through a tough day, you know, I probably would have stopped long ago but those comments have really encouraged me to keep going,” Kosir mentioned. “It’s funny because, I go through my own struggles, and I know how that feels, and if I can help some other people not feel like the world is coming down for a couple of minutes, then, I kind of feel like it’s my duty to keep going.” 

Kosir has 2.1 million followers on Instagram and one other 2.5 million on TikTok and counting. He’s already collaborated with a number of social media stars, influencers and rappers and the newfound highlight that comes with transferring from native TV to FOX Weather may shortly develop his following much more. 

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

Herrera, who’s Kosir’s new colleague on the streaming service, was a fan of The Dancing Weatherman earlier than they ever met. He obtained to see Kosir’s potential to attach with folks firsthand throughout a latest promotional shoot exterior FOX Weather’s New York City headquarters. 

“Somebody was on his bike making a delivery, in the bike … slammed on the brakes, stopped his bike, pulled his camera out and says, ‘Hey Nick,’ and start smiling and waving,” Herrera mentioned. “Nick was like, ‘Hey, what’s up?’ He was just so friendly to the guy, and the guy gets his picture, pops on his bike and then takes 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 one other one in every of Kosir’s new colleagues who knew all about The Dancing Weatherman earlier than they turned colleagues. 

“I knew of Nick, but I had never met him before and I wondered, what he would be like in real life because, you know, an Instagram feed isn’t a real thing,” Oliver instructed 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 to, you know, actually develop a friendship here over the last month.”

While Kosir is severe about his primary profession as a meteorologist and anchor for the model new FOX Weather streaming service, his function on the platform leaves some room for a crossover. Kosir hosts “FOX Weather Wild” at 9 p.m. ET, which he described as a cross between a late-night speak present combined with MTV’s “Ridiculousness” and a regular climate broadcast. He even unveiled his newest dance video on the present’s premiere episode earlier than posting it to his social media platforms. 

“They’ll be some dancing there, but, you know, it’s like any of these other people that you see on TikTok, there are professional nurses, lawyers, realtors, there are other news people that have a job to do during the day, and they take it seriously, and that’s what they’re doing 99 percent of the time. But every once and a while it’s nice to have a little fun and not take yourself so seriously at work,” Kosir mentioned. “That’s kind of where I’m coming from.”

Kosir mentioned he “obviously won’t be dancing” when extreme climate is within the forecast, but when the coast is evident something is feasible. 

The FOX Weather app options streaming broadcasts, cutting-edge 3D radar and the unprecedented FOX FutureView, a instrument that enables customers to plan a number of months forward by conserving observe of superior climate forecasts. 

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

FOX Weather additionally makes use of new know-how to ship extreme climate alerts for tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding, and different climate situations that can assist preserve customers secure and knowledgeable. The ad-supported service is free for customers.

“It’s not appointment television … We’ll just be right there in your pocket, on your phone. It’s always good to have a meteorologist break down the weather forecast. Every single app can be accurate when you talk about current temperatures but where the discrepancy comes from is long-range forecasts,” Kosir mentioned. “You can’t necessarily rely on other apps for very accurate, long-range forecasts, but you know you need that human interpretation and we’re going to be there 24/7 to give you that human interpretation.” 

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