Friday, February 01, 2008

Tulsa Weather Forecasters Left Out In The Cold

Once again, Tulsa's weather forecasters blew it. Universally forecasting 4-8 inches of snow, the Tulsa Metro area went into self-imposed hibernation. Local restaurants reported extremely slow sales on Thursday. Sporting events were rescheduled. Grocery store shelves were barren. People just stayed home, hunkered down for an impending blizzard that never showed up.

Despite the tremendous advances in technology and the massive spending on equipment and personnel by all local news stations, the weather in Oklahoma still holds the upper hand.

This was on the heels of missing the high temperature last Saturday by at least 10 degrees.

We must put TV weather forecasting in its proper place, a postscript to the more important local news, 3 to 4 minutes max.

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