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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/23/2008

AccuWeather's Jim Kosek: Weather Idol?

Sometimes going over the top gets you noticed. When surfing YouTube yesterday, I stumbled upon a video forecast for the D.C. area by Accuweather meteorologist Jim Kosek which shocked me when I hit the play button...

My reaction???

At first it was: "What was THAT?" Then I wasn't sure what to think. I started to hear the judges of American Idol in my mind....

Randy: That was da bomb, dawg!!!

Paula: I really liked how you made that forecast your own. Good job.

Simon: To be honest, that was utterly painful. I felt like I was watching some horrible clown performance.

After considerable deliberation, I give Jim two thumbs up, if for nothing more than the entertainment value of the video. What the forecast lacked in substance and detail, it made up for in personality and frankly -- accuracy. He basically got the Thursday night and Friday storm right.

So what did you think? Did you like Jim's style? Or should Wild Jim's first appearance on the Capital Weather Gang, be his last?

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