You Know What Really Grinds My Gears: Weather Forecasters

snow-shoveling.jpgAs we sit here in this winter wonderland on this snowy Friday along the Eastern seaboard, my true frustration with the weather “people” has grown so great that I must get this off my chest.

Dear Mr. Weatherman,

Is your job so hard to where you cannot even come close to prediciting the weather correctly?  With all of the new technology and people working around the clock to track Mother Nature, you would think that the person reporting it; a man of the public, a person we rely on on a daily basis, a person we are supposed to trust, would be able to make an “educated” stab at the outcome for the day.  I believe the forecast was 1-2 or 3 inches of snow today.  I woke up at 7 to at least 4 inches on top of my car. And it has been continually snowing ever since that time.  The update on the radio I heard in my office:

“We, MAYBE, could get anywhere from 4-12 inches in parts of the region today.  It might turn to rain later, but theres a possibility of snow until early Saturday morning.

Maybe, 4-12 inches, Region …. A little more specific please.  Jesus Christ, so basically any range of options here.  WHICH ONE DUDE?

I love how when they predict snow and you open your window anxiously to check, its like freaking Hawaii outside.  Yet, when they downplay a snowstorm theres goddamn 2 feet of snow out there. 

So, all I ask Mr. Weatherman, is please get a fucking clue before you publicize your findings to me from now on. 

Sincerely,

Me

PS: I Hate You

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2 responses to “You Know What Really Grinds My Gears: Weather Forecasters

  1. I was thinking the same thing this morning. Theres a big difference between 1-2 inches and 4-5 inches. I would rather them say there is going to be 5 inches and be wrong then to tell me there is going to be an inch and be wrong.

  2. Seriously, bring on the warm weather already.