Do today’s weather forecasters have any shame whatsover?

Severe storms never came today (Thursday) but they certainly were in the forecast.

At 7:11 this morning, on the Journal Sentinel’s website:

Severe thunderstorms expected to develop Thursday afternoon may bring lightning, gusty winds and hail, according to the National Weather Service in Sullivan.

The storms are set to form along a cold front northwest of Milwaukee on a line from Fond du Lac past Madison between 1 and 3 p.m. Thursday, weather service meteorologist Andy Boxell said.

The line of storms should reach the metro area between 4 and 7 p.m.

Throughout the day on WTMJ Radio forecasters continuously tied themselves in knots. The potential was there for bad weather. You’ll just have to stay tuned. They had no clue, no answer.

Online weather sites like the Weather Channel said bad weather would move in from the west at 3:00. No, make that 4:00. Sorry…5:00, then between 6:00 and 7:00.

Serious weather never showed even a trace of its ugly head.

Then at 8:52 tonight, on the Journal Sentinel website:

Never mind: Severe storms predicted for Milwaukee area tracked farther north, weren’t as strong as expected

Where I live we got nothing.


Seriously, what good are weather people?

In baseball if a hitter gets a hit three times out of 10 at bats he’s considered great.

In weather forecasting, get it right three times out of 10 and wrong 7 times out of 10? PROMOTION

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