MacDonald gained recognition in Canada for his posts to the Weather Network’s website.
His forecast predicting a Vancouver earthquake was featured on the program Tosh.0 and BuzzFeed called his Hurricane Isaac forecast, “the only forecast you need for Hurricane Isaac.”
MacDonald’s videos have turned him into a “internet weather-broadcasting sensation”, with several hundreds of thousands of views for some videos, his Minnesota forecast video reached over 150,000 views. His forecasts have been picked up by media throughout the world and he has given weather forecasts for the Nova radio network. in Australia.