It's A Forecast, Not A Prophecy

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
May 10, 2016 2:15pm CST
The weather man (well, actually the weather woman) said there was a zero percent chance of rain today. Guess what it is doing outside right now. Yep! Raining! So much for that zero percent chance, huh? Lol, good thing we don't put too much faith in the weather forecast.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 May 16
It's as though at times they forecast the weather by using a blindfold and a dart board
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10 May 16
That must be how she did it today, lol.
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@Corbin5 (106509)
• United States
10 May 16
Weather forecasters have the best jobs ever. Mistake after mistake and they get to keep their jobs.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10 May 16
Yes. Unfortunately I don't have that luxury. (I am a nurse,lol.)
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@Corbin5 (106509)
• United States
11 May 16
@cindiowens I was a teacher, now retired, and I did not have the luxury either. Guess we should have thought about forecasting the weather.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
11 May 16
@Corbin5 Yes! Maybe we should have!!
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
10 May 16
If there is one person that I doubt a lot besides a politician, it is a weather man or woman.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10 May 16
Every once in a while they get it right.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
10 May 16
@cindiowens Sometimes but with always a variation.
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• Eugene, Oregon
11 May 16
Anne refers to them as "weather guessers."
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
11 May 16
Oh, I like that. After all, it is just an (educated) guess, lol.
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@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
10 May 16
She was sure wrong! I think I would be a bit miffed if I had something planned outdoors.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10 May 16
We had finished all of our outdoor activities, although it was just a light sprinkle for a few minutes, so it would not have stopped anything. I just thought it funny they said 0%. Never say never, lol.
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@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
12 May 16
@cindiowens .....All they can do is read the atmosphere. I don't find our local weatherman every being wrong. Hmm.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
14 May 16
@celticeagle Actually, they usually get it pretty good.
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@theBlock (2627)
• United States
14 May 16
@cindiowens Dang, same here. We were supposed to get rain, but we got zippo. All they gotta do is look out the window before forecasting.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
14 May 16
Yep. How hard could that be?
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
It amazes me that anyone wants to do that job - they must be amongst the most vilified of people.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10 May 16
Yes, I agree, but they are famous in there area.
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@boiboing (12580)
• Northampton, England
10 May 16
I don't pay much notice to weather forecasts. I can't change the weather whatever it is.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10 May 16
I really don't either, I just overheard it while hubby was watching the news.
@Tampa_girl7 (25707)
• United States
10 May 16
Our weatherman is notorious for getting the forecast wrong.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10 May 16
Lol, I think they all are. They are just taking educated (I think) guesses.
@DianneN (78467)
• United States
10 May 16
I look out my window and do the predicting myself. Lol!
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10 May 16
Me too!
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@gr8nana6 (2194)
• United States
9 Jun 16
@cindiowens I know that happens here a lot too. I just wait and see what the weather brings, since most times those forecasts are totally wrong, lol.
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@1creekgirl (10343)
• United States
11 May 16
You'd think with all the technology that the weather people would get the forecast more accurate. I wrote a post somewhere (Bubblews?) about my method of telling the weather. Tie a rock to a string and hang it outside. It the rock is wet, it's raining. If it's swinging, it's windy. If it has snow on it, its' snowing. If it's hot, the sun is shining. And if it's gone, head for the storm cellar.
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• United States
10 May 16
I really don't put much faith in that ALTHOUGH our local weatherman is quite good at predictions; however not all areas are viewed at the same time and wind patterns change so frequently, a spot of a raincloud can come anytime, unbeknownst to the weather person
• Otis Orchards, Washington
10 May 16
We were forecasted to have "pop-up" showers today. I haven't seen anything "pop-up" since my toast popped up this morning.