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Old 01-25-2016, 11:36 AM
 
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If something like that is placed in a broadcast AS a bracketed public service announcement, I don't think I would have a problem with it. When I tune in for the W-E-A-T-H-E-R I expect to get the W-E-A-T-H-E-R report. To give an analogy of what is happening, imagine a cooking show about barbeque where the host constantly reminds the viewer, "and remember, for safety, never barbeque indoors and always have at least two fire extinguishers handy" then says a little more about the cooking process and then interjects "when cooking, remember that too much fat is not good for your arteries and you should only barbeque small servings to be safe" and then continues on about the temperature to use and interjects "scientists have determined that the char on barbeque is CANCER CAUSING! so if you don't know how to barbeque properly please leave it to the professionals."
I've never seen a weather forecast like that. Here they are able to give the weather, while also making a short comment once or twice during the segment. Usually they don't talk about "don't drive into a flood" or "bring your pets in" until the very end of the forecast when they are doing some light banter with the rest of the news cast. And bring a jacket or umbrella is usually commented on at the beginning of the segment when they're transitioning to weather. The rest of the time its all weather.
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:12 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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We get the same type of weatherman hysteria here when it rains.
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:48 PM
 
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Oh for gawd's sake!

During a commercial break, one of the local anchors giving a pre-view, why do I need a 30 sec. weather pre-view when you should be able to report weather in 30 sec.

but I digress...

His big preview, there are no cloud activity stating and I quote "the atmosphere is exhausted!"

It snows over 1/10th of 6% of the earth surface and the entire atmosphere is exhausted
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:20 PM
 
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I've never seen a weather forecast like that. Here they are able to give the weather, while also making a short comment once or twice during the segment. Usually they don't talk about "don't drive into a flood" or "bring your pets in" until the very end of the forecast when they are doing some light banter with the rest of the news cast. And bring a jacket or umbrella is usually commented on at the beginning of the segment when they're transitioning to weather. The rest of the time its all weather.
This is north Alabama. Hyperbole is the norm. They REALLY DO talk like that around here. I've not seen as much of it anywhere else I've lived. Even in south Florida with Hurricane Andrew approaching, Brian Norcross was alarmed but respectful in his reporting, detailing particular precautions but not pandering.
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:58 PM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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Oh for gawd's sake!

During a commercial break, one of the local anchors giving a pre-view, why do I need a 30 sec. weather pre-view when you should be able to report weather in 30 sec.

but I digress...
That really gets me too. I'll tune in and think I've caught the weather report only to realize it's a big tease to watch for 20 minutes.

I'll always remember someone showing how weather reporters in the field go for the really dramatic shots -- during a hurricane, a reporter could just about stand up, the wind was so harsh… and then the camera pans away to a guy standing nearby, perfectly upright because he had the sense to stand out of the wind tunnel effect (but of course, it was boring).
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:28 AM
 
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If something like that is placed in a broadcast AS a bracketed public service announcement, I don't think I would have a problem with it. When I tune in for the W-E-A-T-H-E-R I expect to get the W-E-A-T-H-E-R report. To give an analogy of what is happening, imagine a cooking show about barbeque where the host constantly reminds the viewer, "and remember, for safety, never barbeque indoors and always have at least two fire extinguishers handy" then says a little more about the cooking process and then interjects "when cooking, remember that too much fat is not good for your arteries and you should only barbeque small servings to be safe" and then continues on about the temperature to use and interjects "scientists have determined that the char on barbeque is CANCER CAUSING! so if you don't know how to barbeque properly please leave it to the professionals."

Here is the bottom line, when I am in search of information, the stupidity of others is not my problem, nor is it the problem of any book, newscast, weathercast or any other source of information. A lot of people misread religious texts like the Bible and Koran and go off and start wars and crusades. Last time I checked, NEITHER came with concordance warnings "Do not stone adulterers, you are not an ancient Israelite."
Yep, the Crusades and The Weather Channel. Totally the same concept.
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:47 AM
 
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Must be contagious since our local weather folks will also panic. We had a dusting of snow one day last week and one local guy/station broke into a tv show with STORM WARNING!!!

And during the spring, as soon as the first rain drops begin to fall we get the TORNADO WATCH warnings. . . again with them breaking into tv shows and then talking about it for 15 minutes or more.

Also find that they appear to love bad weather because when we have a so-called nice weather day during the winter they'll casually mention it; and then immediately follow up with, "But watch out for the freezing temps coming in a day or so!!!!" and have a big grin on their face.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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Must be contagious since our local weather folks will also panic. We had a dusting of snow one day last week and one local guy/station broke into a tv show with STORM WARNING!!!

And during the spring, as soon as the first rain drops begin to fall we get the TORNADO WATCH warnings. . . again with them breaking into tv shows and then talking about it for 15 minutes or more.

Also find that they appear to love bad weather because when we have a so-called nice weather day during the winter they'll casually mention it; and then immediately follow up with, "But watch out for the freezing temps coming in a day or so!!!!" and have a big grin on their face.

They want you to keep watching. Ratings = income
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:58 AM
 
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They want you to keep watching. Ratings = income
That may keep some glued to the screen, not me.
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