It’s estimated that today we’re supposed to receive two to four inches of snow here in Chicago. Just two days ago it was 51 degrees. Been a great January so far.
Yesterday the big news was that it was supposed to be six to eight inches. I’m pretty sure that weathermen always overestimate so that their viewers will feel relieved when it’s much milder. Here’s a reenactment.
Also, can we all agree that weathermen need to go away? They’re not necessary or needed. We get our weather from our phones, which, not surprisingly, is exactly where the local ABC anchor weather guy gets it.
I have a friend whose husband is one of the field reporters for one of the big three networks. This is near the top of the news reporter food chain. The only next step is to unseat Brian Williams or Katie Couric or whoever the other guy is. So, I asked his professional opinion about weatherman. I hypothesized that they are not respected and are the morons of the reporter community.
While he didn’t verbally confirm this, he repeatedly tapped his nose with his index finger, winked seven times, and nodded vigorously.
Then he said, “Leave me alone, I have to do a story on those Marines peeing on the dead Taliban. Ratings gold!”
To end this post, here is rocker Andrew W.K. doing a way better job reporting the weather than your guy.