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Old 06-08-2015, 01:15 PM
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Perhaps there is a reason that I'm not aware of but what do all of these weather people do?

All of our local TV stations have multiple meteorologists/weather people and I don't get why they are necessary? There are 2 stations that advertise how many meteorologists they have on staff, I think they both have 4. All of the watches and warnings come from the National Weather Bureau, and so do the forecasts. Why do they need any educated meteorologists when they are basically just repeating what I can find online from the National Weather Bureau?

Just a pet peeve with our local TV stations.....we are on the south shore of Lake Erie yet rarely do any of the TV reports show the Lake & Bay Forecast. They mention the weather all over the U.S. yet don't even report the local lake conditions.
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Ours are usually very top heavy.
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Don't be talking smack about my girls now.

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Hell I watch the Mexican tv channel just for the weather babes. I have no clue what they are saying but are damn sexy at it.
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It takes a lot of them to whip the viewers into a frenzy about the next possible heat wave, rain storm, snow flake, etc. Also the grocery stores depend on them to insure sell outs of bread and milk.

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It takes a lot of them to whip the viewers into a frenzy about the next possible heat wave, rain storm, snow flake, etc. Also the groceries depend on them to insure sell outs of bread and milk.
This is certainly true! When we have a winter storm the weather dudes get crazy. They stay up all night watching the radar screen, freakin idiots. Like I heard one time, whenever they predict a snow storm they act like there will be hot tar falling from the sky.
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I would think 4 would be normal. One does the early 5 to 7am and noon news. Another does the evening and late news. The 3rd does 2 long days of weekends while the 4th fills in, does specials, etc.

As far as reading what NOAA has already said, ours does help with the local knowledge. Plus, go you think the news people are doing a lot of investigative reporting?

To me, national news is worse. GMA has 4 to 6 people at their desk and it seems more like Inside Addition or Reality TV than news.
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A weather reporter repeats information, a meteorologist can interpret various weather models and understands the science behind the models, why they act like they do, and why one may be more accurate than another.

And several of ours are pretty good lookin too, so I'm not complaining.
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Weather chicks are hot and cheap.

Why not hire a bunch?

My favorite was Elita Loresca, who worked for Channel 7, WSVN in Miami.

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it's so when they get the forecast wrong they can all share the blame
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Originally Posted by Joe Lobes View Post
it's so when they get the forecast wrong they can all share the blame
You beat me to it.
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If I lived in CA this is who I would watch:

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But I'm biased because I actually dated Brooke in high school, one of the coolest women on the planet. She actually almost died do to Lyme Disease as great a person as she is to look at.
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It is just filler while you sit in front of the idiot box. You can get better weather info on a smart phone in 30 seconds without having to wait for commercials and other nonsense on local news.
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I love weather girls! The more, the better!
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cause not a single one can predict anything.....

A Power Systems professor told us one time, the best weather forecast people work for power utilities. They need to predict spot on to plan dispatch and unit commitment. Lots of $$ involved, so bad forecast hurts their pockets.
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They are hoping to find one that knows what they are talking about.
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for the network channels i think the weather is about the only thing people give a shit about. you notice they tease you with some info and get you to keep watching. no one gives a damn about the anemic news the local channels give out or the nights body count, so the weather is what pays the bills. Regardless of the accuracy. A big titted gal giving the weather makes it that much better.
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I would watch the weather every day if the local news had one on these:

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