Monday, February 26, 2007

Why are the weather people always wrong?

And how do they keep their jobs?

Yesterday I kept reading the winter weather warnings which were steadfast that we were going to get 3-6 inches of snow. Then I would look at the radar screen and think hmmm... it sure looks like that storm is going to pass us in a couple hours and it's raining outside. Then I looked at the predicted temperatures through the early a.m. hours and noticed that it was consistently above freezing. So I tried in my feeble mind to put all these things together and the conclusion I came to around 10 p.m. was that we're not going to get more snow than we already have (about 1.5"). Behold this morning I arose and went downstairs to start the car and what did I find outside? The same thing I saw when I went to sleep! 1.5" of snow...maybe, and it's already melting! I think I'm going to become a weatherman. It can't be too difficult.

(and this post wasn't even about politics) Though I will say...if the weather people are consistently wrong about the weather, what's the chance they're wrong about global warming too?

11 comments:

  1. Honey, Al Gore is on his way here in his gulf stream to tell you all about global warming. Be nice to him so he invites us to one of his mansions. Maybe he'll even take us on a tour of his zinc mine.

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  2. I'm with ya Missy. It seems like they're always wrong. And the whole Al Gore thing cracks me up. He got a standing "O" at the Oscars last night. And I read somewhere (Newsweek?) that certain countries are requiring high schools to show his documentary. Interesting.

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  3. Happy 24th Birthday, Dear. Don't let the weather people upset you too much.

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  4. I should clarify, last night Al Gore did confirm that global warming is not a political issue. Glad that's out of the way.

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  5. Is it your b-day, too, Missy? Or is that comment for Chris?

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  6. Mom Schwartz6:52 PM

    Oops! I should have clarified--Happy 24th Birthday, Christopher, with love from Mom and Dad.

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  7. And even more clarification:
    Chris is the aspiring weatherman, not me. =)
    If an entry has little to do with Anna, it's likely from Chris. It would be really fun to have the same birthday though.

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  8. Aha. Well, happy birthday Chris!

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  9. Ironically enough weatherman have one of the highest job satisfaction rates even though it rarely seems they are good at their job. Perhaps the vagary allows for fun times telling stories with a loosely based weather theme. Doubly ironic though is actuaries also have high job satisfaction rates yet are a strictly by the numbers group.

    Surely there is a point to this, I just don't know what.

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  10. There is a simple explanation to the job satisfaction of weathermen...there is no performance standard. No one is breathing down their neck saying you better get this one right Buck or you're outta here. As long as they look good on t.v. they'll be employed for years to come.

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  11. Yeah, check out Cecily Tienan, she's all that.

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