We're supposed to get a quarter to half an inch of ice tomorrow, and they're saying to have your vehicles parked at home by 10am because of how hazardous the driving conditions will be.
But some of us have bills to pay, so some of us can't afford the luxury. I'll believe all the bad weather and hazardous conditions when I see them, but until then I'll take what they say with a grain of salt. We haven't had any wintery conditions in like... two months now.
My mom buys into it though. She's going into work early so she can leave at 9am and use half a vacation day. I think it's partly an excuse to not have to go back to work quite yet.
Most Helpful Guy
I went home to Oklahoma one year, and they kept saying how we were going to get a huge blizzard and we needed to stay off the roads.
We got like half an inch of snow lol
They just do that because they know a lot of people are idiots who don't know how to drive in winter conditions, especially in Oklahoma.
Meteorology/climatology is pretty inaccurate even these days, especially what's going on in the media as a whole
There's a comedian/conservative pundit who had two seven year olds guess how many hurricanes the US would have some year.
One guessed like five, and the other 7, and some organization like Hurricane watch or something said there'd be around 8. There were 6.
The seven year olds did better than the climatologists.
(No I don't remember exact numbers or organizations, but I did confirm it back then, apart from the seven year olds, take my word for it or don't lol)
So in short, I don't place any more confidence in media weather predictions than, hey we'll probably have a little rain, it might be a bit icy, etc.0
Most Helpful Girl
Seeing as how the weather reports are usually wrong, I don't really pay much attention to them either.0