TMF's subjective-but-objective grades of local weathercasters have -- so far at least -- come to a rather surprising conclusion: there ain't much difference between forecasters! Virtually all forecasters are carrying an average grade of C+ according to our cumulative grade sheet (and feel free to recalculate to see if we've erred in coming to this seemingly unlikely conclusion).
Things to consider:
No gradable event is assigned a greater weight than any other. So while many eyes may want to focus on big storms, we've haven't made such a distinction.
We tracked extended forecast temperatures for the early February cold wave but have to analyze the data and assign a grade.
Our sense is that future grades, particularly as we near severe storm season (wishful thinking at this point?), will be influenced considerably by each weather outlet's use of social media.
Thoughts? Comments? Or maybe a desire to buy a good grade by making a check out to TMF?
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Well I know one thing for sure, Ian Leonard ought to be fired for the hype he does. Dreadful weatherman!ReplyDelete
dtodeen, Are you referring to the "arctic plunge" hype or storm hype?ReplyDelete
does the number 9 ever hire real journalists? leonard isnt as dreadful as the blonde chick they had a few years ago.ReplyDelete
Yea, but the blonde chick was pretty cute....ReplyDelete
Seriously?..I dont want cute. I want professionalism.ReplyDelete
HOLY CRAP!!! Did anyone else read PD's blog and see that there is a shot at 50 inches! 20 inches for this next storm...wow.ReplyDelete
I know that I am not cute, lord knows I am no where near cute or remotely handsome....but hype the storm, sorry no. I was the only one in the media who did not hype this so called storm and Bill here at the minnesota forecaster has the stats to prove it. I am fine with folks not liking me for one reason or another, that is all a part of our business but don't attach anything false to your reasoning. If I change my hair to look cuter would it help?ReplyDelete
yours in weather, not cuteness
Sorry Ian, I watch you every night bro. I actually love you and would miss you if you were released from Myfox9. You do though need to calm a bit.ReplyDelete
PS Ian, Thank you for your service you provide the Special Olympics. You are much braver then me for humping in the incredibly shrinkage water!ReplyDelete
Actually, as far as personality goes, Ian's a breath of fresh air in a rather vanilla market. And while the special olympics stuff is a great thing he does, I wish he'd keep it at the end of the forecasts.ReplyDelete
It would be one thing if he was preaching or spouting political rhetoric, but he has a passion for helping others by way of the Special Olympics. I love Fox 9 and most of their personalities. My son wants to be a Meteorologist because of Keith Mahler (sorry Ian). Maybe if the world had a little more passion for helping others it would be a better place!ReplyDelete