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Old 07-31-2007, 09:23 AM
Location: Austin, TX
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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.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:25 AM
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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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.
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:55 PM
Location: Mesa
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Talking about forecasters....I really miss Max Mayfield.
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