Forecast for TV meteorologists: hazy

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On one of our colder mornings, I checked three of our local TV morning shows to find the local temperature. Some of us old codgers like to know if we need a hat or jacket or both to make the trek out to the curb to retrieve the local newspapers. Not one of these meteorological prognosticators told me what the present degree of local frigidity was!

All of them told me what the high for the day was expected to be, and even what temperatures were expected for the next several days, but no word at all on how cold it was right then. Perhaps if they heard a complaint they would include this information in their daily presentations. Any chance?

I also get a bit tired of the redundant references to "8 a.m. in the morning" or "3 p.m. in the afternoon" as well as the ambiguities "12 a.m." and "12 p.m." instead of noon and midnight.

Bill Woodward, Aiken, S.C.

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iletuknow
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iletuknow 02/17/07 - 02:52 am
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Shows are prerecorded.

Shows are prerecorded. Chances are that weather person is home in bed.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/17/07 - 07:06 am
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Bill, do you have cable? The

Bill, do you have cable? The current weather banners across the bottom of the screen all day on the weather channel. If you're on line, weather.com will give you the temperature and a map updated every fifteen minutes. Also, there used to be a time and temperature phone number.

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mgroothand 02/17/07 - 08:47 am
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The morning News shows in

The morning News shows in this TV market are really Weather shows where local meteorologists (and not all them are) showcase their "expertise". The shows are live but have little substance for News and must therefore be stretched with weather, weather and more weather. Did I say weather? Gathering overnight local news takes manpower, an expensive commodity. Gathering weather is on the wire(s), cheap by comparison. Common sense such as sticking the nose outside and reading a thermometer is not so common anymore.

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