Do you believe what the meteorologist forecasts?

Do you believe what the meteorologist forecasts?

Rossie Rossie
The meteorologists of our local TV stations said there will be snow this afternoon, but nothing has happened yet and I am disappointed in their forecasts. Do you believe what the weatherman says?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I believe in them 100 percent.
Sometimes.
EdenJP , Valentinka , Rin (aka Nire) , Djiffy , OhMy! , DreamWolf , Cookie Monster Mike , TheSlyFox , LAndJ , smashthepatriarchy , curious kitten , Gunsmoke , Ghost , Errant Venture , Stagger13 , Allstars316 , El-Jaro , dhig , richsam , Entropy , MissCandyland , Undead , ksparkles16 , LavenderSkies , married with children , MissBre , (k)InkyIvy , Ms. N , Lover of Leather , Jul!a , P'Gell , wetone123 , DeliciousSurprise , Nora , icyqueen , padmeamidala , Alx , dv8 , Kithara , Falsepast , mistressg , Tangles , BlooJay , Lummox , darthkitt3n , slynch , petname , authorzero , Secret Pleasure , wildorchid
50
I don't pay attention to their forecasts.
KyotoAngel , eeep , geliebt , aliceinthehole , Beck , ViVix , cheesewizz , Lizzy
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Chirple
1
Total votes: 59 (59 voters)
Poll is closed
02/28/2012
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EdenJP EdenJP
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
The meteorologists of our local TV stations said there will be snow this afternoon, but nothing has happened yet and I am disappointed in their forecasts. Do you believe what the weatherman says?
I listen to what they say, and plan for the bad weather, but I take it all with a grain of salt
02/28/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I take it as them saying, "There's a stronger chance of x happening today than y." It's not quite possible to be 100% accurate even with the best instruments, but from what I've seen weather forecasters come pretty close more often than not.
02/28/2012
Valentinka Valentinka
They are still mostly right about "major" tendencies like fall of temperature etc. I prepare myself for those things and keep an eye on the details Forecasts are less and less accurate about the details these days...
02/28/2012
Djiffy Djiffy
Pretty much what Rin said. I prepare for the worst, but don't pitch a fit or anything if the weather's not what the forecast said it would be.
02/28/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
The meteorologists of our local TV stations said there will be snow this afternoon, but nothing has happened yet and I am disappointed in their forecasts. Do you believe what the weatherman says?
It's 50/50. Sometimes they are right on the money, other times they are way off.

Yesterday it was forecast that we would get at least 15 inches of snow tonight. Now we will be lucky to be 1 inch. Or the classic, clear sunny skies with a light breeze, wake up to a blizzard. Fail!
02/28/2012
TheSlyFox TheSlyFox
Sometimes they're right on, and sometimes they are 100% off
02/28/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I don't watch them 99% of the time, but when I do I usually double check with online forecasts just to be extra sure if there's something I have to do that day that can't be done in poor weather.
02/28/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
When I hear about the forecast, I do pay attention to it for the most part, but I know meteorologists are not always right.
02/28/2012
Chirple Chirple
It's prediction based on patterns and movements - so I look at the probabilities and draw my own conclusions.
02/28/2012
curious kitten curious kitten
They may not get it right all the time, but they are usually close most of the time.
02/28/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Things are way better than they use to be. The satellites, radars and climate models are pretty amazing - seems around here they get it about 90% correct.
02/29/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
The local weathergirl and the BBC weathergirl are quite accurate, so I'd say 90% correct, as Gunsmoke says, yes.
02/29/2012
Stagger13 Stagger13
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
The meteorologists of our local TV stations said there will be snow this afternoon, but nothing has happened yet and I am disappointed in their forecasts. Do you believe what the weatherman says?
Everything with a grain of salt-They are usually pretty close for whats happening tomorrow. The long range is commonly more of an educated guess.
02/29/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I think to a point I believe them.
02/29/2012
geliebt geliebt
I don't tend to follow the forecasts, but I believe them in general.
02/29/2012
dhig dhig
sometimes but not 100%
02/29/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
The meteorologists of our local TV stations said there will be snow this afternoon, but nothing has happened yet and I am disappointed in their forecasts. Do you believe what the weatherman says?
Sometimes
02/29/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
Things are way better than they use to be. The satellites, radars and climate models are pretty amazing - seems around here they get it about 90% correct.
I guess Southern Cal weather is easier to forecast, but Oregon weather tends to change by the minute, it can be raining then turns sunny in a flash. The weatherman missed yesterday afternoon's forecast, but finally got it right early this morning, it snowed for four hours straight.
02/29/2012
Entropy Entropy
Sometimes, but say for instance I see a "mackerel sky" and the weatherman just said no rain, I call BS and pack my umbrella the next few days.
03/01/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
Weather is so unpredictable, so I take it with a grain of salt.
03/01/2012
Undead Undead
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
The meteorologists of our local TV stations said there will be snow this afternoon, but nothing has happened yet and I am disappointed in their forecasts. Do you believe what the weatherman says?
Sometimes
03/01/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
Sometimes...I'll watch it or look it up online buy you never know!
03/01/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
The meteorologists of our local TV stations said there will be snow this afternoon, but nothing has happened yet and I am disappointed in their forecasts. Do you believe what the weatherman says?
Most of the time.
03/01/2012
married with children married with children
i just listen to get a idea for the temp, nothing more.
03/01/2012
(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
I listen to them simply for a better idea of what to expect temp/weather wise. I don't expect them to always be right, but their reports are useful as long as you take it as a hint, not a fact.
03/02/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Well yesterday they were right about our 4-8 inches of snow.
03/03/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
A lot of meteorology is looking at the history of an area. "In the past, when X and Y, have occurred, the outcome has been Z ___% of the time." They are right more often than not, but I don't hold them to it.
03/03/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
Over here, unless they forecast rain, I remain dubious.
03/03/2012
Lover of Leather Lover of Leather
Ha! Where else can you work at a job and be wrong 50% of the time, and still have a job left at the end of the day? I will listen to what they say, then stick my head out the door and see what's going on for myself.
03/03/2012
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