Funny videos of reporters braving elements to report weather

Jordan Chittley
Daily Buzz

Every time a major storm hits, reporters head out to get the latest from the ground.

This often involves finding the deepest section of water or the snowiest section of road or the windiest part of a field so the viewer in the comfort of his or her home can see what's going on.

And while many people think the reporters should go back to the studio where it's safe, we love to watch how they are braving the elements. After all, when it's windy out, it's important they stand in the wind to show us just how windy it is.

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Most of the time they are in storms they are reporting on a serious event, but a lot of funny stuff happens when the weather meets reporters.

Canadian CNN reporter Ali Velshi swapped his suit for foul-weather gear and went to a wet and windy street in Atlantic City, New Jersey Monday to cover superstorm Sandy as it made landfall. As he waded around in the water barely managing to keep his footing, not everyone found it so blustery. As he was talking about government officials urging everyone to stay inside, three topless men started dancing behind Velshi.

ABC reporter Matt Gutman looks like he would be good on a ski vacation as he stands knee-deep in the ocean to what was at that time the closest land point to Sandy. The storm forced sea foam to blow on land and Gutman couldn't help but touch the snow-looking substance. Gutman was also blown over by what he called a rogue wave while he was standing on the beach.

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Reporter Cristina Puig was covering a Florida storm last year when the skies quickly turned dark and nearly blew her away.

Reporter Dave Guthro was covering a Maine snow storm in late spring of this year and decided to have a little fun and create a "snow beach" and did his live report completely buried in snow.

Geraldo Rivera was reporting on a Texas storm in 2008 when he was blown over by a wave near the seawall and fireman helped him stand back up. He even mentions that he would be a star on YouTube after that.

An MSNBC reporter was struggling to keep his footing as he tried to give people at home a good idea of what the weather was like on a beach in Virginia, while people were strolling by in shorts and t-shirts.

During Hurricane Katrina, a CNN reporter had to crouch behind what appears to be a garbage can to do his live hit. He wasn't out there long before running for cover.