Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bad Weather

Bad weather, for the most part, I can handle.

Bad weather wienies, now that's something else altogether.

A storm that was supposed to be two tenths of an inch to one half inch Monday evening at 6:15, became two inches by 5:15 Tuesday morning.

Having missed that, their next guess was at 12:15 yesterday afternoon and they noted there was three to three and one half inches on the ground, with an additional three to three and one half by this morning.

This morning, in the 5 a.m. hour, the new scenario has the snow lasting through tomorrow with up to an additional three inches added to the official six on the ground.

Coupled that with the blown call on Q last week and I'm ready to add an addendum to Shakespeare's line, "The first thing we do is kill all the lawyers".

Quickly followed by all the weather wienies and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Their excuse -- While forecasting has improved significantly in recent years, it's still highly unpredictable.

The 2010 Median Pay for Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists -- $87,780 per year, $42.20 per hour.

You wouldn't make this much, and for very long, if your results were "highly unpredictable".


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