Sophisticated technology has equipped meterologist and scientist with the forcoming weather and
probable areas. No machine or man can guarantee anything. The Creator made mention that a time would come when one will not be able to tell the seasons because of changing times prohetically predicted; likewise the weather.
Joe, right on!
At the Space Weather Forum I attended today, Dave Jones and others called for TV meteorologists to become more knowledgeable about space weather and, as the station scientist, communicate the issues concerning the distinct possibility of a major solar event and the potentially disastrous consequences to our technologically dependent mode of life. (more at: http://tinyurl.com/3pscyvt )
The mainstream media is a hype machine when it comes to the weather. All they want is for you to watch their channel and the weathermen let the station mgrs do it to them, because they want a job on TV.
You are so right the worst offender in this town without mentioning them by name but is, it's the station between channel 8 and 10!
If I got things wrong on my job as often as weather forecasters do, I'd be looking for another job.
TV weather reporters report on the weather and provide short-range forecasts. THEY CANNOT PREDICT CLIMATE CHANGE!!!
I forgot to add that weather and climate are complex natural forces that are too difficult to predict with any accuracy and we are arrogant for thinking we can!