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Old 07-16-2009, 07:13 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Am I the only one , or are others put off by the antics of the weathermen on the major networks? Is it really considered necessary to be such smart alecks?
Apparently they feel as though they are 'stars' !! And stand-up comedians.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Am I the only one , or are others put off by the antics of the weathermen on the major networks? Is it really considered necessary to be such smart alecks?
Apparently they feel as though they are 'stars' !! And stand-up comedians.
They have to move the attention away from the fact that they are wrong most of the time w/their forecasts. I can't remember the last time I watched one of those clowns.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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Ahhhh...I found it a pleasure to leave NJ and come upon the (PA) "funny" weatherman Joe.
I had sat and listened to the stiff NJ reports all my life......
I sat down my first day in PA and finally could smile at the weather forcasting....
What was this? Someone acting a bit silly..."Outside", of all places! Out in the weather? Gosh, not at a desk with papers in front of them........
It is relaxing, and enjoyable......Quite interesting seeing a forcast out in a snowstorm or rain.
Very much down to earth....
I am so use to it now, and I love the weather done in this fashion.
At one point he was off the show, and let me tell ya' the people demanded his return.
Not only that, he does a long, and vigorous bike ride for charity each year........bless his heart!
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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I like some of the tv weathermen.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:38 AM
 
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I have to admit that I like Sam Champion on GMA. He is more of an entertainer than metorologist. His laugh drives me crazy, but other than that he's fun to watch.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Ahhhh...I found it a pleasure to leave NJ and come upon the (PA) "funny" weatherman Joe.
I had sat and listened to the stiff NJ reports all my life......
I sat down my first day in PA and finally could smile at the weather forcasting....
What was this? Someone acting a bit silly..."Outside", of all places! Out in the weather? Gosh, not at a desk with papers in front of them........
It is relaxing, and enjoyable......Quite interesting seeing a forcast out in a snowstorm or rain.
Very much down to earth....
I am so use to it now, and I love the weather done in this fashion.
At one point he was off the show, and let me tell ya' the people demanded his return.
Not only that, he does a long, and vigorous bike ride for charity each year........bless his heart!

There was a weatherman on the Missouri's canal that I loved to hear. He was down to earth, and no foolishness. ( He was/is a bicycle rider.) He retired a few years ago. The newer ones there are okay, and they do not go through the theatrics that the national ones do.
It is the National weathermen that bug me.....
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I seldom see a news program on ABC, NBC or CBS. so I can't really comment on their weather broadcasters. I like Rob Marciano and Chad Myers on CNN and Bob van Dillen on HLN. Jim Cantore on The Weather Channel does a good job too.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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I should have stressed that I was speaking about the National TV weathermen....ABC, NBC, and CBS..not necessarily local ones...most of them do not think they are stand-up comics, but some have some rather aggravating little sayings that they repeat over and over.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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They have to move the attention away from the fact that they are wrong most of the time w/their forecasts. I can't remember the last time I watched one of those clowns.

They had a guy over here who did a 3 degree guarantee for a bit, now that's gone. Wonder why.

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Jim Cantore on The Weather Channel does a good job too.

I forget what Hurricane it was but, he was standing on the beach when the first effects started hitting. The man is a weather beast.
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I think DFW area wheather people are rejects from some other part of the earth. Because they never get the forecast even close to right except for when it's HOT. And that Pete Dilekus (spelling...)....OMG with his Storm of the Century reporting. Is how I feel when he pops into my shows or even on the nightly new.
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