Monday, December 13, 2010

What's with the weather?

Weather icons I get my weather reports from my mother and husband.  One or the other will tell me what's on tap for the weather on any given day, and sometimes it's conflicting.  My mother will say, "We're supposed to get rain."  Husband will say, "It's supposed to be dry all week."  Why?  They have different sources for their weather reports.  My mother relies on TV, my husband on the Internet.

Get ready I must say I've learned NOT to pay attention to any weather reports because these guys LOVE to scare the bejeepers out of you.  In fact, it seems like all TV news is based on the assumption that you don't really want to learn what's happening in the world unless you and yours MIGHT BE KILLED BY IT.  Be it a bomb, a disease or -- yes, the weather.

Before TV went digital, we had a small set in the kitchen.  Nearly every night there was some dire warning scrolling at the bottom of the screen.  I must say since we no longer watch TV while making supper, our nerves have been much calmer.  When analog TV went away, so did me watching the local newscasts--and, in particular, the weather reports.

Snow on trees Today it's either supposed to rain or snow.  Be (relatively speaking for the season) warm or cold.  I have to go to the P.O. today.  I just hope the weather doesn't bog me down.

So, what do YOU think about the weather reports you receive?