Mike Trout can hit for power. He can field. He can run the bases. There is pretty much nothing the Angels’ rising star is incapable of doing. It turns out he can even provide some good weather reports when needed.
The Millville, New Jersey native, like many in the mid-Atlantic region of the country, is being covered in snow this weekend. As is usually the case, the local news coverage is going to the extra mile to bring us non-stop weather updates, without much to really “update” as the hours go by.
It’s snowing. Roads are tricky. Plows are out. There comes a certain point in local weather coverage during these types of storms when it just becomes routine, which is why Trout’s decision to call in and provide his own weather report to The Weather Channel on Saturday is so outstanding.
Trout called The Weather Channel during live coverage Saturday morning with his firsthand take on the snowstorm. He said Millville had received about a foot of snow at the time of his phone call. Trout also commented on the wind and had his own source of information on the power situation.
Trout got a jump on his amateur weather reporting on Friday when he retweeted a snowfall prediction map and shared a quick video clip of the snow falling from a car on the road, which looks like he is traveling at light speed in the Star Wars universe.
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) January 23, 2016
It turns out Trout’s phone report with Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel (the two have been in contact anytime weather-related news breaks) may have been in development for a while, just waiting for the perfect opportunity… or perfect storm, if you will.
“We’re planning on me doing a story when there’s a big storm in Jersey,” Trout said in a story about Trout’s obsession with the weather last summer on Yahoo. “I’m gonna be on the Weather Channel. Hopefully, we get a big snowstorm.”