Although he was a qualified meteorologist, Hopkins ran up a terrible record of forecasting for the television news to the point where it became something of a local joke ... especially after a newspaper began keeping a record of his predictions, demonstrating that he had been wrong almost three hundred times in a single year. That kind of notoriety was enough to get him fired.
So he moved to a different part of the country and applied for a similar job. When he reached the part on the job application which asked the reason for leaving his previous position, Hopkins wrote:
The climate didn't agree with me.