Lightning Fast Format Changes And Back Again

A. Joseph Ross
Mon Oct 26 02:14:04 EDT 2009

On 25 Oct 2009 at 12:19, Garrett Wollman wrote:

> There's really no earthly reason, other than bogus marketing, for any
> of them to be meterologists.  They're just reading a forecast (made,
> in most cases, by computer models) into a microphone attached to a
> recording device.  (Most Accu forecasts aren't read live, as is made
> abundantly clear on those occasions when they accidentally play the
> previous day's forecast.)
Reminds me of the time, back when I was a freshman at UMass, when I 
got the wrong weather forecast to read during a newscast.  It was 
obviously wrong -- much colder or much warmer than the actual weather 
that day -- but I couldn't find a better one.  So I read it, but I 
had trouble supressing giggles on the air.  By the next newscast, a 
new forecast had come in on the teletype.

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