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.
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.
So, Ivan missed you. Do you think Jeanne will? Track shows it hitting you head on.
Haven't seen any twisters over my way...*peeks outside*
Since they "get the vapors", are they all wimmin? ;)