Jan 13, 2009

The Weather Outside is Frightful.....not!

I almost feel bad for the Cincinnati weather forecasters today...almost. My goodness, I'm not sure if they could be much more wrong in their forecasts lately. My husband and I have decided that our local Krogers must sponsor the weather forecasts behind the scenes, because every other day the forecasters are claiming !SNOW! (which we all know means big business for the grocery stores) and yet... no snow. Our streets are pre-treated (yet again), the local news stations yanked their fine news reporters out of bed for "Special Reports" starting at 4:30 AM and yet... it's 10:00 am, 38 degrees outside and no snow... again. Do you know how silly it looks to have reporters reporting from the streets and highways when there's actually NOTHING going on?? I liked New England weather forecasters when we lived there. They always got the forecast wrong in the RIGHT way. They wouldn't predict snow and we'd get a six inches. I remember one long-time Boston television forecaster reading a letter a viewer had written to him. "Dear So and So -- I just finished two hours of shoveling your 'partly sunny' off my driveway." Think how much easier life is when you don't know the snow is coming. You don't make a panic run to the grocery store. Kids don't already assume they're going to have a snow day. The snowplow guys get to sleep in until the phone actually rings with the news it's snowing out. I wonder what they did "in the old days" before weather forecasts? I'm thinking -- people looked out the window to see if it was snowing or not. OK, as I'm typing this I just looked out the window and it's snowing...LOL! I'm betting all the news reporters have given up and gone home, the local weather forecaster is dancing around the news station in glee, shouting "See! I TOLD YA!" and the local Krogers stores are preparing themselves for the second round of panic shoppers... Now watch - just because I posted this, we'll have a blizzard, I won't get out of the house for three weeks, and darn it, I have no milk or bread. Maybe I should take a quick run to Krogers...

5 comments:

Charli and me said...

It's true. Those weathermen never seem to get it right. When I was working I can't tell you how often I worried about getting to work only to wake up to no snow. I hope you don't get that blizzard though because one of these days they are going to get it right :>)

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Joan said -"I wonder what they did "in the old days" before weather forecasts?"

The Farmer's Almanac of course... we still get it, and we still use it down on the farm in French Lique!

Karen said...

Seriously....how can your SOCKS Be in alpha order? by size, thickness and color? You'd be appalled if you ever saw MY sock drawer!

Joan said...

LOL! Karen's comment in in reference to a comment I left on HER blog about her photos being in order by event, alphabetical, size, color, whatever (rolling eyes)... while mine are scattered here, there and wherever they land, often never to be found again. Karen, I was kidding -- my socks are NOT in alpha order! LOL

Tipper said...

You are so right they never get it right! But it's pretty safe to say it's COLD over much of the US.