Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Screw You, Weatherpeople

I woke up early today. "It's a good day!", I said to myself as I faced the mirror. I'm Just playing, I don't say shit like that to myself. I'm not a douchebag, lol.

But anyways...I checked the weather channel to see if it was going to rain today. No forecast for rain today, but it says that it might rain tomorrow.

Now, from experience, when they say it might rain tomorrow...they actually mean that it might rain some time tonight. So then I go online & check my trusty radar sites: one in Buffalo, & one in King City

I see some rain clouds coming in from the northwest, but it looks like it's either gonna miss us or will get here tomorrow morning.

Taking cp24's word for it...I decide to wear white shoes (that I haven't worn in 2 months since I cleaned them) & ride my motorcycle.

Then the fucking rain hits. Seriously? What good are weatherpeople? This isn't even the first time that this shit has happened.

I looked online & these guys get paid 50 000 dollars to arbitrarily pull forecasts out of their ass. & I swear they update their forecasts like twice a day. Now, I'm gonna go out on a limb here & assume that at the very least, it' an 8 hour job, or some sort of 9 to 5. You mean to tell me that in those 8 hours, it wasn't possible to update the forecast? It's fucking raining & your forecast still says that it'll be sunny with no clouds. 

Or maybe it's a pride thing - you guys have made a forecast & you don't wanna go back on your word. Something along the lines of "maybe if we don't tell them it's raining, they'll never know that it is".  At the very least, I swear it makes more sense to quietly correct the forecast & when people say "I swear it said 'sunny with no clouds'" you guys can just deny that it ever happened & just tell them they're crazy.

Where the hell do I get a job like this? You guys have one freaking task: to determine what the weather's gonna be like or at the very least, what it will most likely be. Yet you can't even do that.

What's a degree for meterology do for you? Did you guys not actually do any work, linked computers in the  lab & play counter-strike together for 4 years? Or is it a college diploma with 3 years of starcraft?

Shit happens & conditions change - I get it. But what I don't get is how you can have one task, the education to do that task, a whole tv show for that one task, and manage to get that task wrong most of the time.

If you guys are just guessing at the beginning of each day...then try a different variable in your guessing. Let's say that your first instinct's that it's NOT gonna rain - tell people that it's gonna rain. Your previous "methods" clearly haven't been maybe this is a better idea.

I mean, you know you're useless when the average layman is better off guessing what the weather's going to be like. But the last time I said "fuck you, weather people" & decided to predict it on my own...they ended up being right. How the fuck does this shit work?

In lieu of the weather channel, I've decided to hang a rock with this legend outside of my window:


- a frustrated guy with dirty white shoes & a muddy motorcycle

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