Television Weather Facts

Life/Recreation - General
By: dptstretch    
09-Mar-2014

Introduction:The weather causes a lot of hype...how about these fun facts?

  • 01

    Meteorologist

    Your weatherman is actually a meteorologist and is sometimes the highest paid person on the broadcast. The weather is one of the main reasons people watch the news...so if the "weatherman" brings ratings...why wouldn't he or she be paid more?

  • 02

    Bad Weather Is Good For Ratings

    Let's face it, bright sunny days are just not going to impact people's days-- or their commute, the way a big storm can. Some estimates are that when a big storm is coming, viewership can triple or quadruple!

  • 03

    Shocking Forecast!

    When the weather is the biggest story of the day, you'll hear teasers all day leading up to the evening news...the stations make it so you don't want to miss the forecast.

  • 04

    Partly....

    We've all heard "partly cloudy"...but did you know there is an actual scale? Here is it is: cloudy, mostly cloudy (or partly sunny), partly cloudy (or mostly sunny)...and then sunny!

  • 05

    The Long Range Forecast

    Not just for television on this one...overall, meteorologists are genuinely good at forecasting about three days out, reasonably good to about seven days, and it diminishes somewhat after that.




Final Thoughts

Sometimes we like what the weatherman says, sometimes not...most of us have Ben irritated at one point or another when the forecast was worse than predicted. But in my area, I can think of at least two "weathermen" that have been on for at least twenty years.




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