Kammerer speaking into his phone.
instagram | @nbcwashington

Meteorologist Calls Family Live On-Air To Warn Them Of Tornado

We all handle stress differently, especially in the workplace. Many of us work more private jobs, be they in our homes or offices, but there are those who work very public-facing jobs and must be able to handle stress in a calm, collected manner.

This was especially true for one news network's meteorologist who, while reporting a tornado warning for his area, took a moment mid-broadcast to call his family and tell them to get down to the basement.

A meteorologist had to put his job on pause in the middle of doing it.

A forming tornado.
Unsplash | Andrew Seaman

On Thursday, March 31, NBC Washington chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer announced a tornado warning that included his own neighborhood in Maryland. Once he realized what was happening, he pulled out his phone on-air.

He barely stops his announcement as he makes a phone call, continuing to update watchers.

Kammerer texting on his phone.
instagram | @nbcwashington

He then changes his tone when his son picks up, dropping his newscaster voice.

"Kenton, you there buddy?" He asks, "Hey man, I want you to get down to the basement. We got a tornado warning. I want to make sure you and Cally get down as soon as you can."

"Right now?" his son can be heard saying.

Kammerer speaking into his phone.
instagram | @nbcwashington

"Get down there right now," Kammerer replied, "Get in the bedroom down there and wait 10-15 minutes okay. Do it now."

He then hung up the phone. He had work to do, after all.

He resumed his broadcast seamlessly.

Kammerer speaking to the camera.
instagram | @nbcwashington

Though he did say beforehand, "I gotta warn my kids because I know what my kids are doing right now, they’re probably online gaming, and they’re not seeing this."

The clip was posted to social media and was met with loving comments.

Viewers cheered him on and applauded his ability to remain calm in a stressful moment while also juggling his work.

His effortless transitions and love for his family show a loving, talented, family man who's a pro at what he does!

h/t: Today