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Al Roker: It Was 'Below the Line' to Say NYC Mayor Would Only Have 'One Term
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Al Roker attends the 2012 Matrix Awards Luncheon at Waldorf Astoria Hotel on April 23, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Getty Images

Al Roker: It Was 'Below the Line' to Say NYC Mayor Would Only Have 'One Term

"I'm very passionate about the weather."

NBC weatherman Al Roker apologized for one aspect of his Twitter tirade against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: The part about saying he would be a one-term mayor.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15:  TV Personality Al Roker arrives at The Weinstein Company's 2012 Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Getty Images Getty Images

The "Today" meteorologist unleashed a series of tweets Thursday criticizing the Democratic mayor for not closing schools during the snowstorm that walloped the East Coast, after de Blasio blamed the National Weather Service for inaccurate forecasts. Schools ultimately closed early.

"I knew this am @NYCMayorsOffice @NYCSchools would close schools. Talk about a bad prediction. Long range DiBlasio forecast: 1 term," Roker wrote in one tweet.

Speaking from Sochi, Russia where he is covering the Winter Olympics with the rest of the "Today" hosts, Roker on Friday said he did "regret" the tweet, though stood by the rest of his criticisms.

"I will say, the one tweet I do regret in the heat of — I'm very passionate about the weather, I made a prediction that there would be only one term of his administration. I apologize for that, that was a little below the line, but everything else I still stand by, including the fact that the National Weather Service did forecast that on Wednesday," Roker said.

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