There’s a weatherman on AM 750 in Atlanta who has what he calls the Mellish Meter, its an arbitrary scale of how good the weather is going to be on a given day. The problem is, what he thinks is great weather is not necessarily what I think is great weather. Yesterday was a day that most people would have called ugly weather, low clouds, steady light rain with occasional heavy bursts, but I happen to love days like that. It was in fact a perfect 10 in my book. I also happen to love days when there is not a cloud to be seen and the sky is a crisp blue. Hence, my frustration with weathermen who inject there opinions into forecasts. It would be the same as a business reporter saying “It’s a great day if you own XYZ stock” it’s a pretty lousy day if you just sold XYZ stock, so just report the facts. If it’s going to be a rainy day just say so.
And for anyone who might say that they do it to be interesting, listen to a Kirk Mellish Forecast just once. He’s anything but interesting.