questionshave your weather forecasters been getting it…

vote-for20vote-against
vote-for5vote-against

For us the weather mostly seems to be happening faster than they expect. If the prediction is for a sandstorm on Thursday, it will get here on Wednesday, if it's supposed to rain on Saturday, pack your raincoat on Friday. Also the lows have been lower than predicted, which led to the death of some of my plants, as I'd put them outdoors during the day to enjoy the sun and left them out overnight because the low was supposed to be in the mid-40's, then it dropped below freezing. The highs have also been lower than predicted, which leads people to leave home with lighter jackets than they ought to have. What we are mildly worried about is that we are getting March sandstorms in February, which suggests that either March is going to be one hella windy month, or it is going to be a very long and very hot summer this year. A city that has summers with 100 consecutive days over 100 degrees doesn't need any extra long and hot summers, thanks.

vote-for1vote-against

We have had much less snow that normal in Western Virginia. Every couple of days they will predict some, but it fizzles out before it gets here. Skunked again!

vote-for3vote-against

Yes. They have no idea what is going to happen and they seem to scramble much more than usual and change it back and forth all the time. Sometimes I wish they'd just tell me what to wear or carry instead of giving me an exact temperature, surely the wouldn't tell me to wear a coat and it be 80*....would they?

vote-for2vote-against

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I put meteorology on the same level as astrology in terms of being a legitimate science. Miss Cleo could predict the weather about as well as most of those clowns.

To answer your question, I don't think they've been wrong more lately, since I find that they've never been all that accurate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWyHiV3l3MA

vote-for2vote-against

We call them Weather Guessers or Weather Estimators.

vote-for2vote-against

They get you all worried about big storm~then fizzle.