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Weatherman Jim Cantore Wards Off On-Air Ambush

Meteorologist Jim Cantore has stared down hurricanes and tornadoes and endured the worst of the polar vortex.

But during a broadcast from South Carolina’s College of Charleston on Tuesday night, the weatherman was faced with an entirely different adversary when a young man ran up to him in the middle of a live broadcast.

Faced with an enthusiastic assailant who was letting out a lighthearted battle cry, Cantore didn't miss a beat, sticking out his knee and warding off the would-be ambusher.

Cantore was reporting for The Weather Channel on the rare winter storm which has caused chaos across a large part of the Deep South.

"Obviously, here at the College of Charleston, they are already having a good time," Cantore said, slightly perturbed but none the worse for wear.

Jim Cantore’s forecast: High pressure (to groin) 1:24

— Alexander Smith