Still, I don't like people bashing the weatherman. Do you know how hard it must be to predict the temperature 5 days from now? or how windy it will be? or if it's going to rain? C'mon! Think about it! Can you do better? I'm sure we'd all love to hear your prediction. I can picture it now, everyone glued to the T.V. listening to this: "Well my left knee is acting up, so I'm thinking there will be some rain coming. And the ringing in my ear tells me it's going to be windy. Whatever dude.
And what about the almighty weather prophet, the groundhog? We
have so little faith in a multi million dollar system that relies on high tech satellite imagery, radar, surface and upper air observations. Using complex equations, our weathermen are able to detect, with pretty good accuracy, the air pressure, humidity, wind speed, and temperature, among other things. But as soon as he's wrong, POW! Right in the kisser! Yet every year the groundhog faithfuls gather to see if Willy will see his shadow. The result of which we base the next 6 weeks of our lives.
And let's compare, the weatherman is accurate 81% to 84% of
the time. According to Groundhog Day organizers, the rodents' forecasts are accurate 75% to 90% of the time, However, A Canadian study for 13 cities in the past 30 to 40 years found that the weather patterns predicted on Groundhog Day were only 37% accurate over that time period—a value not significant compared to the 33% that could occur by chance. And if the organizers are liars, how can you put your faith in that lying rodent?
In the new world, lay off the weatherman, or we're gonna pay a visit to Punxsutawney Phil.
AND SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN!