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Talkin' About The Weather

February 11, 2013 - Michael McElwain

Weather forecasting is a difficult science, I bet.

Mother Nature does not always do as predicted, and I think the cold, crisp temperatures must somehow impact the brains of meteorologists.

I'm kidding of course. I love all the local meteorologists with the exception of that one who lives for doom and gloom. Turn that frown upside down, mister!

Let me say this at the very beginning. I am not totally convinced that man is the sole or even main contributor for "global warming." I'm not even sure if global warming is really taking place considering I have to pay a $220 heating bill this month.

But that aside, my main complaint is not with weatherpersons being right or wrong with forecasts. It goes well beyond that.

I'm upset because when the forecast for Friday says "23/7" I read it to mean a high of 27 degrees and a low of seven. My dilemma? When does the "seven" occur?

The way I would read it would be after 23 degrees during the day, Friday evening's temperature would be seven. But, I've been told that's not how it works.

Actually, 23/7 translates to a high of 23 degrees after a morning low of seven. Unless, of course, the high for the day happens at 12:03 a.m.

Confused? Me too.

So, let's spend less money on global warming prevention and more on a better system of giving me my highs and lows.

Come on folks, I'm shivering here.


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