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1.25.2008

Triple Fake Bitter Blast?

Friday Morning Update: 5:08 a.m - I don't think we'll know if this is an ice storm or not until after 6:00 a.m. - The Fox 4 Weather guy is pretty smug, almost saying "I told you so" about his prediction yesterday that the metroplex would just get rain - Hey, Channel 5 just reported from Jacksboro live with reporter Brett Johnson touching a wet car hood. 7:16 a.m. - Worst weather predicating ever?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Millions spent on dopplers, high paid TV "meterologists", costly air time spent on a big weather panic, DOT out in force on overtime! If anyone else screwed up their job that badly just one time, they would be out there sucking up in the unemployment lines. So, will we hear a bunch of crawfishing from them? Nnnnoooo!

Anonymous said...

Well at least I didn't have to tap into my hurricane Rita rations.

goober said...

The key word here is "prediction" as in "opinion"; it's nothing more than an educated guess, and most of the folks doing the guessing for N. Texas haven't lived here long enough to be "educated".

Anonymous said...

The Fox 4 guy has every right to be smug. He was saying yesterday morning that this would be nothing more than a rain event and he was right. I didn't hear any other forecasters saying that.

Anonymous said...

Can I come out of my storm shelter now? What am I gonna do with all
these CHEETOS and spare batteries?

Anonymous said...

guys guys guys,..... its all about ratings. who cares if theyre right, everyone was watching last night. LOL

Anonymous said...

I miss President Harold Taft.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of TV people, is Channel 4's Baron James the absolute worst dressed news goober of all time? Is he color blind or just wardrobe challenged?

Anonymous said...

Lookit - TV weather (and most news) requires visuals and sensation. The more they can draw it out with breathless "more details after the break..." the more viewers they get and more commercials they can sell. It is over-hyped about 95% of the time.

Denney Crane said...

If ones wants drama with their weather, watch it on TV. If one wants more accuracy than the TV, one should go here. This is where every weather forecaster goes to check the forecast...before adding his own spin.

If one wants real accuracy, one could learn how to read the aviation section of the site, which pilots in the US use for their weather source...either directly or indirectly.

As a matter of fact, there is no TV weather station in the world that has better equipment than the US government when it comes to weather. Plus, they don't sell advertisement based on the Neilsen Ratings.

But I could be wrong...

Anonymous said...

Fox 4 was driving around Denton county looking for ice. You would have thought they were looking for the Holy Grail.

It makes for good comedy when Mother Nature gives the weatherman the finger.

Even the sainted President Harold Taft blew a few calls in his day.

Double Fake Occluded Front

Anonymous said...

11:26 you take that back about Harold,I mean it!

Anonymous said...

Again I say....

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! (ratings) doom (ratings) gloom (ratings) total devastation (ratings). Seems to be a pattern here.

Sounds much better than "cold and wet", but not near as good as "Hot and wet"

Anybody surprised??

Anonymous said...

I heard Harold Taft say "never predict snow and you will seldom ever be wrong!" He was right. I also actually heard Rebecca Miller say after totally blowing (missing) the weather forcast for the previous day "Folks, we have no idea what happened yesterday. All the data indicated .... and it just didn't happen that way." Thought it was cool she admitted she blew (missed) it that much. Besides, she has a pretty mouth.

Anonymous said...

"predicating"?