They Fooled Me!

I rode my bicycle to the gym this morning, and it was very cold outside, around 15F. But while I was working out I saw a local TV forecast of 60F for the afternoon.

This created a dilemma for riding to work, balancing being underdressed in the morning vs.  overdressed in the afternoon. I guessed wrong – temperature at 1:40 pm is only 36F. The weather experts missed the forecast by more than twenty degrees.

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11 Responses to They Fooled Me!

  1. geologyjim says:

    Fooled again, Steve! And to top it off, the weather-caster still gets paid regardless of success.

    Imagine if a forecast could only be announced if the forecaster had purchased weather-futures shares [heh, heh!]

    Intentions don’t count – – only results matter!

  2. gator69 says:

    Did you find Homer? 😉

  3. You might want to make this a regular post.

    According to the Times of Israel:

    “…Ynet is reporting that by order of the Agriculture Ministry, the magnolia tree brought from the US by the president and planted by Obama and Peres earlier this afternoon is being dug up. Really.

    Plants cannot be brought in from abroad “without undergoing a check” by the ministry, the report quotes the bureaucrats as saying…”

    Pretty bad when a tree can’t pass the background check.

  4. Wyguy says:

    Steven, I suggest you dress for snow this weekend.

  5. Rosco says:

    Fool me once – shame on you.

    Fool me twice – shame on me.

  6. Sundance says:

    If we spent trillions on lowering CO2 by .01 PPM we wouldn’t have bad forecasts due to global weirding. 🙂

    • miked1947 says:

      We would have bad forecasts for the same reason we do now! They are not good at forecasting. Sometimes they even get lucky and the weather fools them b doing what they forecast.

  7. Andy Oz says:

    That has to be within the margin of error acceptable by any climate department.
    😀

    • miked1947 says:

      40F +/- is the latest margin of error for determining an accurate forecast, along with 10 in +/- precipitation and 48 in +/- snow.

  8. tckev says:

    Steve – you have to believe or it doesn’t work.

    😉

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