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Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Sky is Falling!

In the 11 years that I've lived in Minnesota, I have never understood the coverage of the weather during "storms." Tonight it finally hit me: the excessive coverage of storms is so they can show off their fancy storm tracking equipment. It is the only logical reason. Tonight's storm was pretty heavy, I will admit that. It is important to tell us about the impending storm, but when the storm has passed, we don't need to continue to cover it. Also, the entire weather team at KARE 11 was reporting. Plus, Mike Pomerantz was out in the backyard showing us the debris (tiny leaves and twigs) and the 1/2 inch of water. Oh my gosh! That is so informative! I don't have windows. It seemed a bit excessive. But, KARE 11 does have Viper 8D to show off.

This is such a Minnesota thing. Milwaukee and Chicago don't over do it on the weather--unless it is warranted. I know I was a lot younger when I lived in WI and IL, but I think I'd remember my favorite television show being interrupted and my parents ranting about the weather coverage.

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