posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 07:34 PM
reply to post by Caver78
I'd like to shake some of the local newstations' weather men & women together sometimes. First of all, this is Michigan: We get weather at the drop of
a hat. You don't need to declare snowmageddon when we're only getting a couple inches. Same with the "Polar Vortex"; yes, it was really, really, cold.
The worst I've seen? No. And for the record, I was out shoveling someone's driveway, and walked about a mile to do it - granted, my pant legs were
frozen into a bent position, but I didn't get any frostbite.
In fact, I don't think it was even called "Snowmageddon" the one year we got 15 inches - it was called a typical winter.
To go further - why do you have to have someone out there reporting in it? Most news stations have some kind of windows, right? Can't they do like
most people do every morning? Get up, stretch, and look out the window . I don't need someone out there on the road telling me that it's bad; chances
are, I know that just from looking out the window . Sounds like a great
idea: Hey (person), how about we drive you out to (location) in the
middle of this storm, before the ploughs come out, so that you can show everyone how cold it is, and how bad the roads are? No other news-team would
be brave enough to do that.
PS: If it seems like I'm ranting about snow, it's because I find that the weather forecasters seem to regain some brain power when dealing with severe
storms; can't say much about their prediction systems though.
edit on 19/1/2014 by fossilera because: window got excluded
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