U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Weather
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-31-2007, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
1,231 posts, read 3,392,590 times
Reputation: 391

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by DCNative View Post
...I don't think they should apologize. I would not apologize for a bad weather forecast. but I would admit that I was wrong and explain why. even the best weathermen (meteorologist) eats dust every now and then.
Exactly what I think should be the norm. Obviously there's no reason to apologize for not being able to make precise forecasts about the behavior of chaotic systems.

I don't even think it's important for forecasters to say they were "wrong." It would just be nice if they would explain how the previous forecast was created and what were the unforeseen changes that torpedoed their predictions. That way we can all learn.

Am going to start a thread about best weather forecasts in which I'll give a prime example of how I think it should be done.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-31-2007, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
397 posts, read 1,141,965 times
Reputation: 198
We had one guy specifically here on KSL-Channel 5 (NBC) who would be very detailed and thorough in his forecasts and really knew what he was talking about. Very famous forecaster here. Had a great reputation before he retired recently. His son, also with KSL, is very good, too.

Currently there is one guy on KUTV-Channel 2 (CBS) who does a pretty good job explaining if the previous forecast goes wrong. I don't watch the other networks anymore.

Many of them don't explain why their previous forecasts busted, though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2007, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Mesa
3,775 posts, read 8,256,519 times
Reputation: 2950
Talking about forecasters....I really miss Max Mayfield.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Weather
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top