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WOIO Reporter Nearly Swept Away During Live Shot

“Yeah, the wind’s very powerful,” WOIO reporter Bill Safos deadpanned this morning, while doing his best not to get swept away by 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts (video above).

As the Cleveland Scene blog points out:

Rule No. 1 of weather reporting: It’s not raining unless your anchor looks like he just emerged from a dunk-tank, it’s not snowy unless he looks like Frosty the Snowman standing next to a grid-locked highway, and it’s sure as hell not windy unless he’s outside, being blown around, hair whipping in the wind, trying to scream over the noise.

The winds wreaked havoc on more than just Safos’s hairdo this morning. While preparing for a live shot, Safos and his photographer got locked out of the news van when a powerful gust closed the car door behind them. They ended up breaking a window to get inside.

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