AccuWeather HD coming to Spectrum

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  1. LMckin

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  2. harsh

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    Weather: The original fake news.
     
  3. CTJon

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    I understand the difficulty of totally accurate weather reports but imagine if they had to explain why reality isn't close to forecast
     
  4. raott

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    Normalcy doesn't sell. That's why there is BS like "wind chill" and "feels like" and "heat index". Or why they put snowflakes on their weekly outlook, when the reality is like a 10% chance.

    Exaggeration and fear sell.

    We have a guy locally who rips his other station colleagues about exaggerating their forecasts....but he does the exact same.
     
  5. harsh

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    The difficulty may be more of an issue of "not invented here" where a forecaster chooses a US weather forecasting model over one of the European weather models. Back in the day on one of my local TV stations, the head meteorologist would cite two models and explain why he chose.

    Model charts - ECMWF, ICON, GFS, UKMO, GEM, etc.
     

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