Our local Senior Citizen Horror Channel is scaring people again

Hey, did you hear the latest? It SNOWS sometimes in South Dakota. Guess what else? Sometimes the wind blows while it is snowing. You know what they call that? A Blizzard. They happen at least a few times a year in South Dakota.

You know what our local TV stations call it? Apocalypse NOW!

I was at the grocery store this morning, and you would have thought there was a half-price sale on beer, bread, eggs and milk. It was packed.

Stormland-TV has successfully scared people . . . again. And the only businesses benefitting are grocery stores.

Here’s the deal people. Have fun, go out tonight, according to Stormland-TV it may be the last time you can do so. So business as usual until the snowflakes start to fall and ignore the Senior Citizen Horror Channel. When it gets bad, take the 5-10 minute drive to your home or apartment in Sioux Falls and relax by the fire.



15 comments ↓

#1 Scott on 02.09.13 at 1:42 pm

Ugh, and I have to hit the grocery store today. Not because of the storm, but because it’s my usual day to stock up. I have nothing to eat or drink here. Maybe I’ll just head to the convenience store and stock up on booze and frozen pizzas.

#2 caheidelberger on 02.10.13 at 7:37 am

Forecast here said snow starting early Saturday, then on all day. Not a flake until after supper Saturday evening, not much on the ground this morning.

#3 sheep herder on 02.10.13 at 9:04 am

Where I live, it is snowing like a “Beotch”. Good place to be is at home!

#4 Scott on 02.10.13 at 12:13 pm

So I made my way to Hy-Vee yesterday, and knowing it was going to be a disaster I had my headphones on. Suddenly, I hear this blistering loud buzz. Looking down on the phone, I had a push text from the NWS stating that an imminent blizzard was on its way. Mind you, it was sunny and 43 at the time. Since I don’t deal with local TV news or radio, I can sort of appreciate that they can do this, BUT they can’t do it this far ahead of the “storm” or people aren’t going to take it seriously…especially when the Weather Service itself is saying Sioux Falls is not going to get more than a couple of inches. Nobody under the age of 70 takes Trobec and his station’s “win with weather” scare tactics seriously.

#5 Detroit Lewis on 02.10.13 at 12:25 pm

It’s kinda pissing here right now.

I know a ton of people who got that text message yesterday, sometimes several times. I never got it.

Funny you bring up Trobec. I was joking around w/ a couple last night at the bar that came from MPLS and were spending the night in SF before heading to NE today. The guy mentioned he went to college with Trobec and I told him about how he was a ‘global warming denier’ apparently, he is in such denial he is starting to claim the blizzards of the past are going to reappear just to prove us heathens wrong. BAHAHAHAHAHA!

#6 Helga on 02.11.13 at 2:30 am

2:30 AM and no flakes from the sky at this moment, Doppler Guy must be pulling out his hair.

#7 My Two Cents on 02.11.13 at 6:10 am

Snow ended at Joe Foss Field at 2:38 am. Snow depth at the airport at 6 am: 1 inch. At the NWS: 1/2 inch.

#8 scott on 02.11.13 at 6:26 am

KSFY was just as bad. They called in their weeknight anchors. When they realized nothing really happened, they did a story on how to make snow ice cream.

#9 Testor15 on 02.11.13 at 8:56 am

Call Trobec and find out when we can quit panic mode

#10 Detroit Lewis on 02.11.13 at 9:57 am

No, panic mode is still in effect . . . I heard the gravy is melting at the Diner.

#11 Pathloss on 02.11.13 at 4:23 pm

They’d rather report on make believe storms than unconstitutional city government. Worthy of an FCC complaint. TV media no longer serves the community well. Perhaps federal intervention to force change of ownership.

#12 Wayne Fanebust on 02.11.13 at 11:42 pm

It puzzles me that people engage in panic shopping at the lightest hint of bad weather. I don’t blame the news media for it. Anyone watching KSFY would have seen that Sioux Falls was on the So. end of the storm and that we were expecting only 2 to 4 inches of snow.

#13 Detroit Lewis on 02.12.13 at 9:29 am

Wayne, it is out of boredom. People’s lives here are so humdrum and monotonous any chance they have to do something ‘different’ like panic shopping, they jump at the opportunity.

#14 Pathloss on 02.12.13 at 11:41 am

Analogy:
A cockroach lives 3 days with his head cut off. His body kicks at the head. Same for some people except they live 70 years.

#15 Testor15 on 02.14.13 at 6:19 am

Biggest cockroach I have ever seen in America was walking across 2nd Street one night heading to the post office. It must have been booking a trip out of town…