South Carolina Meteorologist Unleashes on Angry Viewers

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

WPDE meteorologist, Ed Piotrowski, gave viewers in the Myrtle Beach-Florence, South Carolina market a piece of his mind.

On Monday night, at 10:20pm, he says a Tornado Warning came into the station. At that time, Piotrowski broke into ABC programming. The Good Doctor was on the air. That’s when he says, in a lengthy Facebook post, that emails came in.

“As you might imagine, people came out of the woodworks and let me have it. In one email, a guy wrote: “Get off the TV! If someone dies, it’s their fault!”. I’m serious. That’s exactly what he typed then actually hit send. In another email, a woman wrote: “I hope your TV station gets hit and you’re in it. Put The Good Doctor back on!”, he said in his Facebook post.


Piotrowski says he stayed on air for 19 minutes until the warning was lifted. The station returned to programming at 10:40pm.

“Let me be clear. I make no apologies for interrupting The Good Doctor last night. I know it was the right thing to do,” he said.

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