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Old 12-12-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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I would trust WSB Radio's Kirk Melhuish, but I guess he has a face for radio and not TV.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:13 AM
 
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I think some of the weekend meteorologists are a bit more knowledgeable, particularly Brad Nitz at WSB and Chris Holcomb at 11Alive. Maybe weekend ratings don't matter as much and the stations can actually get people on who know the weather. I think this holds true in other markets also, especially in Wash DC where the weeknight weather people are terrible but the weekend ones are much better (I lived there for 4 yrs)
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I would trust WSB Radio's Kirk Melhuish, but I guess he has a face for radio and not TV.
Kirk is great, as is Scott Slade (AM 750 Morning News Show host).
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I would say that Atlanta, Georgia isn't like the weather in the northeastern United States. Sure, there are some extreme occurences like the tornado that struck downtown Atlanta in March of last year or the once-in-a-lifetime/500 year floods that occurred in September this year.... but other than that, Atlanta weather is very predictable, relatively timid, and boring.

We gotta spice things up somehow, eh?


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Is anyone else frustrated with the state of TV weather meteorologists in Atlanta? People like Paul Ossman and Dagmar Midcap really aren't meteorologists as much as they are entertainers. They really don't seem to have a clue when they forecast the weather and it looks like they're going through the motions most of the time. I don't want to hear a 40% chance of rain or what the model shows. Any idiot or robot can tell me that. They're basically ripping off the National Weather Service forecast when they do that. Don't they have their own opinion on what might happen? I guess not. I actually want them to give a weather forecast. I want to know where a storm is coming from and why a storm that caused snow in Houston completely missed Atlanta but somehow regenerated over Tennessee. They seem unable to tell me anything but what a damn computer model says. I guess I have higher standards for TV weatherpeople, growing up in the Northeast, where weather forecasting is really a science, and they do a much better job of explaining weather to you.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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As it was once explained to me: "Weather-casters all get their information from the National Weather Service...and they are free to misinterpret it as they wish."

Atlanta weather is predictably unpredictable...mountains sometimes cut off systems or channel in others(the famous 'wedge'). Glen and Ken and others are pretty good at emergency broadcasting; some of the new radar systems are incredible. I always found it interesting that the weather feature on each channel was during the exact same 8-minute segment(so it was tough to switch station to station to get differing forecasts).

I wish we had a 'Dagmar' out here in Central Texas. We have the same 'systems are on the way but may fizzle out' type weather here, along with the same 'hot, getting hotter' summer forecasts(except here...it's REALLY hot). Dagmar would go a ways toward a more interesting weather segment(and I mean that in only the most complimentary way). We had to settle for Tyler Sieswerda(former ATL newscaster) instead of the 'eye candy', as someone put it.

Carry on, y'all...hope you get a chance to dry out soon!
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:49 AM
 
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My girlfriend is a local meteorologist and once worked for the Weather Channel, so I know a lot about the business. I will agree with most of you about the fact that there are a lot of weather presenters out there and not Meteorologist. there is a reason they don't call Dagmar a Chief Metorologist. My girlfriend laughs at her forcast everytime she is in town lol. The news business period(Not just Meteorologist) is all about looks and personality. If you can bring in the rating, your hired.
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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What about Karen Minton on WSB in the AM?
All she does is the weather and quite frankly she has better panning hands across the map than Vanna on Wheel of Fortune.

As for Dagmar, you have to admit she sure as heck does not look like her name I was expecting a large Amazonian Woman with a giant hairy mole on her chin.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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What about Karen Minton on WSB in the AM?
All she does is the weather and quite frankly she has better panning hands across the map than Vanna on Wheel of Fortune.
Some say that about Paul Ossmann, too. LOL

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As for Dagmar, you have to admit she sure as heck does not look like her name I was expecting a large Amazonian Woman with a giant hairy mole on her chin.
Dagmar is misleading. For the first while I watched her, I imagined that when she goes home at night, she puts on an apron with ruffles around the edges, and bakes cookies and watches HGTV. She just almost has that 1950s gal aura about her. Well, I ran into someone who knows her down the line, and he said she's an incredibly nice woman, but can tell a dirty joke that will make a sailor run home to his mom crying. LOL. Apparently she has a very "blunt" sense of humor, and you would never have guessed that by watching her and listening to her voice.
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:59 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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What about Karen Minton on WSB in the AM?
I do like Karen and I have just about recovered from that ghastly spiked hairdo that she sported years ago.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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I do like Karen and I have just about recovered from that ghastly spiked hairdo that she sported years ago.
Yeah! I don't know who her hairdresser is but she needs to find a new one. Maybe Dwight from Housewives of Atlanta can give her a good doo
With Karen I quote the movie Ghost. "Girl! watcha do with dat hair!"
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