A pretty big gaffe occurred on live TV this morning, where a weatherman apparently wasn’t quite ready for action when NBC’s Al Roker threw it to stations to provide the local forecast.
The New York Post reports that Chris Cimino, morning meteorologist at NBC-New York, apparently didn’t realize his microphone was on when the “Today” show fixture cut to the local station.
Cimino can be heard off-camera, saying, “It’s such a weird f—ing thing — it’s just strange,” in the incident that happened around 8:17 a.m. local time. He continues to speak until his mic is abruptly cut off. Then bells go off and the 10-day forecast graphic continues to appear in silence for about 20 seconds, until the feed cuts back to Roker.
You can watch the incident play out below, but be warned that this is an uncensored clip …