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January 25, 2021 6:02 pm  #31


Re: Weather – Or Not

Broodcaster wrote:

I learned a long time ago you really can't predict weather with any accuracy more than 24 hours in advance.

True, and I'm aware that 24 hours is the most you can really rely on. (One of the newscasts in New York City actually does a 10-day forecast, which seems to me to be completely unrealistic.) I think my point (which is mostly covered by my hair) is that I just wish they'd come on the air just once and say, "Well, we thought this storm was going to pass us by, but now it's going to hit full force. Here's why," and then explain what changed. 

Instead, nothing is ever said about them getting it wrong again and again and again. It's like previous forecasts never happened. I wish I had that job! Nice work if you can get it.

But honestly I didn't write this post. And tomorrow, I'll say I never did! In fact, it never existed and you never read it here... 

 

January 25, 2021 7:31 pm  #32


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mike marshall wrote:

Quite a few years ago, during one of the four times I was at CHML, quick hits which featured conversations with the local Environment Canada experts (careful, now) would become part of our daily drive-time menu. Prior to that becoming fact, a couple of us wound up at the Mt. Hope airport to discuss what the technical terms in the forecasts -- 30 per cent chance, etc. -- really meant.

We came away with a pretty good overall picture. Most important:

1. They really didn't want to commit to anything beyond what would happen the next day.

2. The possibility of change became greater the further down the line you went (e.g. 7-day forecast).

But 3. The key to remember, and the reason that we don't always get what they say, is the Great Lakes
make this one of the toughest areas in the world to do accurate weather forecasts.

That was back in the '80s. Sound like this week?

The World of Weather, with meteorologist John Wingfield. 7:55, 12:40, and 6:15 daily on CHML.

 

January 25, 2021 11:15 pm  #33


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to paraphrase george carlin "tonight's outlook... dark... followed by scattered light in the morning."

 

January 26, 2021 12:15 am  #34


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Michael Kramer used to do hilarious late night weather reports on CBC Radio. 
"It's so hot you'll want to take your skin off and sit around in your bones"

 

January 27, 2021 12:28 pm  #35


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An FYI...dont be surprised by Saturday morning our forecast for sometime Sunday/Monday shows snow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-_u21ntX1M

 

February 18, 2021 9:10 am  #36


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Not meaning to resurrect an old rant, but why do all the radio people keep insisting that 15 cm of falling flakes predicted for Thursday is not a lot of snow? Sure seems like it when I'm cleaning off my driveway.

Of course, these are the same folks who last week kept telling us the high for the day would be -8C, so "not too bad." Since when is -8C considered a moderate temperature? 

Summer cannot come soon enough...

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February 18, 2021 10:11 am  #37


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RadioActive wrote:

Not meaning to resurrect an old rant, but why do all the radio people keep insisting that 15 cm of falling flakes predicted for Thursday is not a lot of snow? Sure seems like it when I'm cleaning off my driveway.

OMG! OMG!! 15 cm of SNOW!!! CALL THE ARMY!!! 

 

February 18, 2021 10:29 am  #38


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Sorry. They're too busy not distributing the vaccines we don't have. Must be the weather. But that's a rant for another day. (Hopefully, one with no snow.)

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February 18, 2021 11:20 am  #39


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If you want a decent to very true forecast, download Instant Weather app.  Its a crew from Ontario that put it together and they do much better than the weather network or heck, even enviro canada.

680 news does a decent job of reporting the weather to be honest. 

 

February 18, 2021 11:22 am  #40


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I dont mind the Instant Weather App.  I miss the previous versions of the Accuweather app, which could connect to local weather stations

 

February 18, 2021 11:18 pm  #41


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markow202 wrote:

680 news does a decent job of reporting the weather to be honest. 

I agree. I also follow 680's Jill Taylor plus the Weather Network on Twitter.

One of these days listeners will be treated to hearing "Today's weather report called off on account of bad weather." if things keep unraveling with the cutbacks. 🙄🧊

Last edited by betaylored (February 18, 2021 11:20 pm)

 

February 22, 2021 2:06 pm  #42


Re: Weather – Or Not

Northumberland 89.7 FM has "TRULY LOCAL" weather forecasts 

 

February 22, 2021 4:06 pm  #43


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geo wrote:

Northumberland 89.7 FM has "TRULY LOCAL" weather forecasts 

Also for bus cancellations.