At 4:03 p.m. on Monday, he tweeted this:
We looked at the radar at the time of the tweet, and this is what it showed (the radar crosshair is pegged at Lakeville):
Moments later, we expressed our thoughts to @JonathanYuhas:
Fast forward to 5 p.m., and this was the Lakeville-centered radar depiction:
We understand the value of short-term forecasting and warning people about precipitation, but it's our feeling that the science is not yet to the point where such precise forecasts can be made. We think weather consumers are better served by the more general precipitation "nowcast" tweets that many other local meteorologists were tweeting at about the same time.