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Weather Forecasting? Phooey!

January 30, 2014
I went to bed with a weather forecast of 1″ to 2″ of snow ending by 9:00am. Six hours and 45 minutes later I wake up to a reality of a winter storm warning with an expected snowfall of 3″ to 6″ of snow ending by noon. At this point I have more faith in the accuracy and dependability of the newspaper’s generic daily horoscope than I do in the meteorologists with their millions of dollars in satellites and weather balloons and Doppler radar and computers, and until weather forecasters begin their crystal ball predictions by providing stats on their their prestidigitational prowess, similar to the graphic that shows a baseball player’s offensive stats every time he comes up to the plate, I’m going to put meteorology into the same basket as other pseudosciences and rely on my arthritic back, a weather vane, a thermometer, my eyes and anyone with a dowsing rod for the weather forecast. And maybe a sundial because sundials are cool. This Sunday is Groundhog Day so at least we’ll get one reliable prediction this week.
 
I posted this rant on Facebook as well and as one Facebook friend commented, that’s what I get for going to bed with weather forecasts! 🙂

#meteorology-is-a-pseudoscience

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