Having worked in the television industry for quite a few years, I want to clear something up. I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one who knows this little trade secret, but it’s something no one wants to talk about and I think it’s time for me to put it out there. I have nothing against them as people and many of them have been my friends, but television meteorologists are full of crap.
I don’t care how many Super Doppler 8000’s ya got. I don’t care if you have a satellite that is flying directly over a storm 10,000 miles above the earth and it is heading straight for your city. I don’t care if you have a doctorate BA from Meteorologist Tech. I don’t care if you get a really bad aching in your right knee every time it’s gonna rain. If you are a television meteorologist, you got a 25% chance of getting it right. I could go outside, lick my finger, poke it in the air and get a better shot of telling you what the weather is gonna be like in 4 days than you do with all your super doppler thingies. You know how I know this? I’ve worked in this business long enough to know it’s all crap!
NO ONE KNOWS! That’s the thing folks. No one knows. Mother Nature could just decide she wanted it to snow in June. You think a meteorologist is gonna predict that? A 7 day forecast??? C’mon. If YOU are making plans because a meteorologist told you that it’s gonna rain on Sunday and it’s only Monday…you are a fool.
It’s a day by day thing. Yes…your television meteorologist CAN tell you what today’s weather might be like. He/She can probably give you a good estimate of what the temperature is gonna be. But if you really want to know what the forecast is going to be in 4 or 5 days? It’s anybody’s guess. And it’s not really your local meteorologist’s fault really. It’s just the way it is!
So, please…for the love of Pete…go ahead and plan that trip to the zoo on Saturday, because who knows? Maybe we’ll get a few hours of sunshine and you can get through. Plan on that picnic, don’t worry about it. And if it rains…go play in it! Dance! Soak it up! Because I’m betting in about 2 months we’re gonna be wishing for more of it. Because, I don’t know if you’ve heard about this…but apparently there’s this thing called global warming…
I personally don’t know anything about it…but the weather guy was talking about it last night…so it has to be real. Right?