Gut Rumbles

September 16, 2004


I'm under a "tornado watch" until 9:00 tonight. I haven't seen any RAIN all day, just an overcast sky.

Do you think that MAYBE weather forecasters get the vapors and start to hyperventilate when a hurricane is within 500 miles of where they work? Hey! They've got BORING JOBS! Cut 'em some slack because everybody needs some excitement in life. If Dan Rather can manufacture a "scoop" out of bullshit, let the forecasters play, too.

I'm laying 10-to-1 odds that I don't see a tornado tonight. Any takers?


Is there a slew of dopplar radars in your area? When I lived in Toledo, Ohio, the 3 local news stations all had dopplar radars. They each gave their radar a "cool" name, like the "BigFoot," or some such. It seems to me that reporting news... and weather... has gone from a loss leader at these local stations to something that needs to turn a profit. As such, they need to turn every raincloud into a typhoon and bust in to prime time programming to tell you someone saw a lightning bolt 3 counties away.

That, and give their dopplar radars scary names.

Posted by: GORDON on September 16, 2004 02:43 PM

It's going on three o'clock here in the foothills and it's starting to pick up a bit.

I'll let you know if I see a twister.

Or not...

Posted by: siso on September 16, 2004 02:46 PM

So, Ivan missed you. Do you think Jeanne will? Track shows it hitting you head on.

Posted by: drc on September 16, 2004 04:49 PM

Haven't seen any twisters over my way...*peeks outside*

Posted by: Beth on September 16, 2004 05:02 PM

Since they "get the vapors", are they all wimmin? ;)

Posted by: caltechgirl on September 16, 2004 05:41 PM
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