Sioux Falls Weather Peeps: HUGE FAIL!

I sometimes wonder if our grocery stores are secretly giving money under the table to our local weather peeps? I drove around tonight at 8:30 PM. Thirty-four degrees, streets completely clear and barely a half-inch of snow on my sidewalk. I saw very little traffic. If I was the hospitality industry in SF I would threaten to sue the TV stations for killing weekend business. Stop telling us that it ‘could’ be a blizzard? Your forecasting not only sucks, you are doing a disservice to the retail and hospitality industry in Sioux Falls.



8 comments ↓

#1 Scorpio2 on 12.02.18 at 9:12 am

Or maybe the weather is an act of God and mankind will never figure it out. You do realize that supercomputers around the world are running at several quadrillion FLOPS (floating operations per second) to spit out a forecast model and they still get it wrong. Or maybe I didn’t pick up on your post’s sarcasm.

#2 D@ily Spin on 12.02.18 at 1:27 pm

But another unrealized storm bypassing Sioux Falls but happening south and moving east to cancel flights in Chicago. It’s weird unpredictable weather patterns this year. What pleases me is city plows were ready.

#3 l3wis on 12.02.18 at 4:47 pm

Scorp, you kind of make my point for me. With all the advanced tech and modeling, you would think they could be more accurate. I have often suggested they give the weather guys the winter off and just have one of the anchors read from the Farmer’s Almanac.

#4 Taco Bar on 12.02.18 at 9:40 pm

“We put a man on the moon almost fifty years ago. But today, often the European weather model is more accurate than the American model. And why is that?…. I say it’s time to ‘Make our Weather Forcasting Great Again!'”

#MOWFGA

#5 10-90club on 12.03.18 at 7:49 am

actually Phil Schrecks was spot on:
https://twitter.com/philksfy/status/1069020907170160640

#6 Fluff McFluffin on 12.03.18 at 8:07 am

I thought they did exceptional. A far sight better than the last admin when the plows wouldn’t start until the roads were un-passable. The forecasters and weather scientists can’t predict weather any better than the scientists claiming global war….err….climate change it seems.

#7 l3wis on 12.03.18 at 9:26 am

Well that was one weather person that was close.

Actually, because of global warming, it is becoming more difficult to predict the weather.

#8 Taco Bar on 12.03.18 at 9:58 am

Phil’s a Democrat. He gets it….

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