Can we find better meteorologists?

Carrollton, TX(Zone 8a)

I watch the 10:00 PM local news every night just to get the weather forecast, especially the low overnight temperature. Sunday night that the !*%#@%^ meteorologist said that the low temperature overnight would be 39 degrees. Great I thought, I didn't have to move back into the garage the perennials I keep in containers when the temperate gets down to freezing. I had just moved them out into the yard on Sunday to get some much needed sun. Monday morning I was up early watching the local news when the meteorologist said that it was 29 degrees outside and with a covering of frost. I came out of my chair screaming at the TV "BUT YOU SAID JUST EIGHT HOURS AGO THAT THE LOW TEMPERATURE WOULD BE ABOVE FREEZING, BY A LARGE AMOUNT". After I got my cool back I went outside to what I feared, dead perennials. Yes I know that they will come back in the spring but they were all that was currently giving my butterfly garden some color. Now if I was not feeling well and went to my doctor and he told me my temperature was 98.6 when it was really 108.6 and I died, I expect that my DW might sue the doctor for malpractice. The same should apply to the meteorologist, right? :)

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

LOL!! They've been doing the same thing here. For our last snow they kept predicting 5 inches or so. We only got 2 inches and even then kept saying we had at least 4 inches. Are they blind???

Holly Springs, NC(Zone 7b)

You guys are kidding, right?

Carrollton, TX(Zone 8a)

I'm only half kidding, but it's up to you figure out which half it is. Why? Is it unfair for me to expect a more accurate tv weather forcast? :)

Wyoming, MN

Here they measure snow at the airport as the official snowfall amount. It can be substantialy different a few miles a way.I drive 20 miles to work each night and I monitor my cars thermometer along the way. I am usually 5-6 degrees colder than my work destination. Low spots along the way are even colder.


Warners, NY

Weather forecasting is not an exact science. Nor gardening.-------------------------------------------Weedy

Williamstown, NJ(Zone 6b)

I like when they say " possiable rain today " and you are driving through a down pour.

Warners, NY

Or when my so-called garden is dry as a bone and I am carrying buckets and they predict rain and it sprinkles----and the ground is still dust! -----------------------------------------------------------Weedy

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