Complete loss of faith...

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  1. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok,

    Not to say that anyone can predict the weather, but the forcasts that have been given have made me come to the conclusion that, besides reading the farmer's almanac in Oct, that looking out the window may be the best way to determine the weather still.

    For example, Suddenly this morning we are getting predictions for 4+ inches, and now, sun. afternoon, looking at up to 12+ inches. On Friday, weatherman were discussing the return of El Nina, warming temperatures, and the thought of winter being completely over.

    These guys should just give it up at this point. Outside of 24 hours, there is just no point at looking at the weather forcasts these days.

    Granted, they are good at giving decent predictions ONCE the storm has started , but until the first flake drops, I think its all a crap shoot. For all that matters, I wish that groundhog could talk, because I'd take his word over 99% the weatherman's any day.

    steveair
     
  2. Kraco_1

    Kraco_1 LawnSite Member
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    steveair, yeah I agree. Most of the time around here all the weather ever says is chance of flurries. And that can mean anything from a light dusting to knee deep snow. I guess they just want to cover themselfs because they don't really know. But like you said there pretty good about keeping up with it once it starts, so it does come in handy for that I guess.
     
  3. plowjockey

    plowjockey LawnSite Senior Member
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    What you're dealing with is the other side. Around here in Ohio They predict 1"-3", 3"-6" etc. or for instance freezing rain, sleet and then boom it clouds up ... it unclouds and we have warm weather. My truck is getting lonley and wants to come out and play. You can figure how the bank account feels. 110% agree with you about the weatherman being as luckless as a crapshooter (maybe thaat name says something?). I am just about to use the string forecaster. You hang a piece of string outside on a stick and if it is moving it is windy, if it is dripping it is raining, if it is stiff it is cold and there is moisture around, and if you can't see it (daytime of course) go fire up the plow truck. LOL

    Bruce
    Happy Plowing :)
     
  4. Chip

    Chip LawnSite Member
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    Steveair
    I know what you mean. I was telling a few of my family and friends the last couple of days about the return of the El Nina weather event. I was predicting an early spring after all the mild weather of late. Now I guess I have to eat my words KYW if you know which radio station that is is predicting 4-8 inch's of the white stuff for my area 30 miles Northeast of Philly. I guess I'm one of those weather channel geeks that spends too much time looking at the maps and data and not looking out the window. Any other weather geeks out there?
     
  5. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Oh, and another thing....

    Why the hek does the weather channnel have a symbol of 'rain clouds' and a caption of wintery mix on one page for the forecast tomorrow, and then in the detailed forecast, go into saying 5-10inches of snow. Stupid idiots!

    Oh, and one more thing....Why the hell couldn't the storm happen today! Tomorrow, 8 hours of the storm will be during my regular time......no OT. If it hit today, $$$$$$ for me..... I hate the weather now. How else am I suppose to pay for all those fruitless expenditures of tools I win on ebay if I don't get any OT.

    steveair

    [Edited by steveair on 02-04-2001 at 06:06 PM]
     
  6. Rooster

    Rooster LawnSite Senior Member
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    The replacement name for Weatherforcaster, or Meteorologist is:

    Weatherguesser!



    [Edited by Rooster on 02-05-2001 at 12:16 AM]
     
  7. Majestic

    Majestic LawnSite Member
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    That groundhog can talk but only to Pa.natives,around Pa we have spanish german french and yes groundhog talk.Its a little harder to learn than those other ones.It took me ten years of being a self employed landscaper.I can communicate pretty good now.
     
  8. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
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  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here in Grand Rapids they are guessing anywheres from big snow Thursday to temps in the 40's. Makes for a lot of fun trying to decide whether or not to order more salt because we do have a shortage around here.
     
  10. neighborguy

    neighborguy LawnSite Member
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    I don't trust the weather people for anything other than the temperature. To get a feeling for snow, rain, etc. I am beginning to think I should head down the the old folks home and askif anyone has any aches or pains that they associate with precip.
     

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