What has happened to weather forecasts and summaries? Whether it be on Newstalk 580 or any of our local TV stations, the weathercasters seem to miss all the important statistical data from the National Weather Service.
Although we have the greatest weather technology to date, forecasting truly is still anybody’s best guess. At least these graphic-loving entertainers could occasionally give us the rainfall season to date, normal to date, barometric pressure and other information that was always included in the 1960s or ’70s forecast by the late Brent DeMonte on Channel 24.
Maybe these modern day “chief meteorologists” do not want to give any credit to or defer to the actual weather people, NOAA or the NWS in Hanford. Scores of people in the construction and farming industries need to know real facts to plan their day, not focusing much of the time on air quality and “allergy forecasts.” Hello, we know we have pollen here and always will. It would just be nice to return to more traditional forecasts and summaries, telling us exactly how much we received from yesterday’s little storm and where that puts us in the scheme of things.