A Mix of Sun And Cloud

Is there any other profession with such a high level of acceptable failure as meteorology? Never before has there been such a long-standing industry based around a practice that so often gets it wrong, yet continues to exist! You’d never get away with that in any other profession.

Besides being inaccurate, I don’t know how many times I’ve listened to a weather forecast on the radio or seen meteorologists in front of a big weather map on TVĀ  give you no more information than one might glean by simply looking out the window. Even so, weather reports continue to remain a crucial part of every news channel and station on the planet. Today’s forecast called for “a mix of sun and cloud.” How did we ever get by without such an informative service?

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