I found this interesting.
The UK Met is like the National Weather Service in the United States. They offer short- and long-term forecasts for areas across the pond.
In this video, the chief of the UK Met is forced to answer some tough questions about his forecasts and his hefty pay on a show similar to our ‘Meet the Press’ or ‘Nightline.’
Take a look at the video and let me know what you think.
Chief Meteorologist Kevin Carter of our sister station, WTOV-9 in Steubenville, OH posted to their weather blog about a survey done by NCAR. I’ll let him explain it. Click into the post for the information…
I wasn’t working on Friday, January 9th, but I was following the forecast from back home near Pittsburgh. When I got home to Johnstown on Saturday, I was surprised that we really didn’t have much snow. As I got back to Johnstown, it was freezing rain.
So, was this a busted forecast or not?
Take a look at the video then I’ll explain my theory.
A forecast bust is described as a forecast that doesn’t pan out as expected. For example, if I were to say that the temperature should be 80 and it only hits 60, that’s a big bust.
Yesterday, part of the region had temperatures in the 60s with some sunshine while others had fog and even a little freezing fog and drizzle with temperatures struggling through the 30s through the afternoon. That’s a pretty big bust. I absolutely hate when my forecast busts because that means that I was wrong. I am willing to admit when I make a mistake, however. Have a look at the details of this bust and find out how it happened by clicking into the post.