Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pet Peeve Tuesday - Weather

Today's pet peeve is complaining about weathermen being wrong.  I live smack dab in the middle of the United States.  Our weather in this part of the world is ever changing.  All over the mid-west the saying goes, "If you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes, it'll change."

Also a given is that our weathermen get their predictions at least partially wrong MOST OF THE TIME. Anyone that has lived in the middle of this continent for even a millisecond, knows this.  

In today's world of uber-technology and fancy gadgets, predicting the weather is still just PREDICTING the weather.  I mean, let's think about this logically.  We get direct impact, indirect encounters and even residual effects from just about every weather system that hits the western hemisphere.  They are all swirling around and fighting for a position in the middle of the country's atmosphere.  I'd think you have a better chance of predicting who will win the lottery at any given time.  

Yet, so many people complain when the weather people get it wrong.  Yes, they make tons of money.  Yes, they are supposedly highly educated.  And, yes at least one of them tries to tell you he said just what was going to happen when in fact he did not.  Hello, they are in the business of trying to predict the unpredictable.  You know this, you live this, yet your voice your frustration in multiple posts online, various personal conversations and unlimited grunts at the television.

They are going to get it wrong.  Move on.

Ok, you may now resume your regularly scheduled activities.  This rant is over.

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