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Cloudy with a chance of conspiracy

The eastern Idaho TV weatherman who claimed Hurricane Katrina was a man-made plot by Japanese mobsters to take revenge for Hiroshima is off the air now at KPVI Newschannel 6, but the station management insists that Scott Stevens wasn’t forced out. “Scott advised me several months ago that he wouldn’t renew his contract so he could devote full time to this,” station manager Bill Fouch told the Post Register newspaper in Idaho Falls, referring to a website where Stevens expounds his theory and posits that weather around the world is being controlled by sinister groups through technology. “He wants to get right at it.”

In a farewell video interview posted on the station’s website, Stevens, 39, says, “I wanted to retire and wanted to do some other things at the end of my contract, which was not ‘til the end of next year. But opportunities have arisen much sooner than I thought they would, and I need to take them. … It’s time to say goodbye.”

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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