Michigan Forecasters Can’t Predict Yesterday Let Alone Tomorrow- Screamin
We can put a drone on Mars but we can’t forecast tomorrow’s weather. Truthfully I think it would be more fun if we include the weather in sports betting online. Just think of the odds and the payoff when forecasters are incorrect yet again. I really don’t think it’s the weather person’s fault. Like odds makers in sports betting, there are variables that all add up to a prediction. Cold fronts, high-Pressure systems, dew Points, and a lot of lingoes that are confusing but sound so cool.
I’m sure it seems nobody is correct anymore but truthfully they are pretty close most of the time. I miss the days when a local weather forecaster before the meteorologist term came around, Sonny Elliot would tell the weather pretty dam close with a piece of chalk and a chalkboard outline of Michigan.
Fast forward to today, it is so sophisticated with doppler, Anemometers, Hygrometers, Acoumeter, Storm Tracker, Acuweather, Storm Team Coverage, and more. My mom who in my mind was more accurate said to me, “I feel a change coming better to grab a coat.” Talking to her just the other day she said she wishes they would shut up and just tell the weather. Keep it simple stupid. She was amazing how she knew more than the weather gang on tv.
Facing this winter, we have got away with murder so far. Only one semi-ruff snowfall. I had only run my, beast of a, 1970 Toro snow blower once this year and that makes me happy. After Christmas and New Year’s, the snow can all just go away and bring on the baseball season.
I do have one salute to a weather person, who in my mind, has been a straight-up good guy when it comes to a forecaster in the metro Detroit area. Let me thank Paul Gross for a wonderful career and now, retiring after 40 years. Paul would off camera do many charity and local events he should be commended for. Especially a bowling event I hosted with him. Pretty good bowler also. Thank you Paul Gross and enjoy life after your last forecast. It’s been a pleasure watching you all these years.