posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 09:40 AM
Happy New Year, ATS.
I was wondering if anybody else out there in the viewing audience has notice a disparity in what the MSM/weather services are predicting/reporting
regards temperatures (highs/lows), and what is actually showing up. Lately in our locale (western Colorado), the NWS (as an example) has been
predicting nighttime lows that invariably rest around 0º-2ºF, but the reality has been very different. By our own thermometer, it would seem that
the actual low varies from -7ºF to this mornings bone-chilling -17ºF (and this was after the sun had been up for one hour).
Not only that, the indices vary from platform to platform when giving the current temperature (NWS, Mac dashboard, Weather.com, etc.), and not just
one or two degrees. Sure, I could understand that if, say, I were living in a major metropolitan area, but I live in a town with a population of 900,
and the only meteorological station I know of is at our county airport (roughly 2 miles SW of us.) While out and about (library, gas station, grocery
store), I've queried other folks about such, and they've stated that, yeah, it would seem that those reporting weather in the MSM are way off.
Yes, yes, meteorology is an imprecise science, and I'd be have to be hopelessly naive and/or stupid to assume that everything reported on by the
media is above board, but this is as obvious as the nose on one's face, as numbers do not lie. What about it, then? Share what you are seeing. I'd
wager I am not alone.