Al Roker Blasts NY's Bill de Blasio, Calls Him a One-Term Mayor Over Open Schools

"Is it worth putting kids' safety at risk?" the Today Show weather man said on Twitter all the way from Sochi Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire

Al Roker is pissed off.

The Today show weather man is in Sochi for the Winter Olympics, but the distance didn’t keep him from lambasting New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his decision not to close schools in the midst of the major snow storm that pummeled the city Thursday.

In a rant on Twitter, Roker chastised de Blasio for making the city’s children and parents brave the snow, saying that the decision guaranteed de Blasio a one-term mayorship.

In the middle of a press conference explaining his decision to keep schools open, a reporter asked de Blasio about Roker's comments.

"I respect Al Roker a lot, watched him on TV for many, many years," de Blasio said while laughing, according to Gothamist. "It's a different thing to run a city than to give the weather on TV."

Read Roker’s Tweets below.

The criticism is the reprise of another bout of de Blasio snow-bashing Roker engaged in last month.

In a Jan. 22 appearance of the Today show, Roker slammed de Blasio for his response to an earlier snowstorm for which the anchor felt the mayor was unprepared.

“Try watching us, ok!” Roker said, before making a reference to former New York Mayor John Lindsay, whose legacy includes his reaction to a February 1969 nor'easter which left 14 people dead and 68 injured.

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