The Schtick Comic #22 – Weather Report

Deer Readers,

I know that there are female weather people out there but I am not going to take that into consideration while I write the rest of this email.  I hope you don’t mind.

I often wonder how much interpretation the weatherman has to do when relaying the output of the weather models to the public.  If the weather model says there will be 29″ of snow does he curb it down a bit to hedge his bets?

“I couldn’t possibly predict 29″ of snow.  They’ll laugh at me when we only get 12-16″ of snow.  On the other hand, 29″ of snow would make a great story.  Everyone will hang on my every word.  What to do, what to do!  Eeek.”

I’ve often thought that more of our weather than we’d like to know comes from a weatherman’s “good feeling” about something based on the data he gets.

Now, of course this is all pretty much nonsense since I virtually never, nay, literally never watch a weather report on purpose.  If it comes up on the radio it goes in one ear and out the other.  0 retention.  I couldn’t possibly care any more about the weather than I do about carpet.  (carpet was the most boring thing I could think of just now)  In reality this comic is based completely on what I hear other people say about weather reports and my own deep seeded personal wish to just once hear a weatherman predict a small herd of dinosaurs.  That would totally make my day.  I’m so happy just thinking about it.  Aaaah…small herd of dinosaurs, ha…

(a few minutes pass)

Don’t mind me.  I’m just enjoying the moment.