And, lots of us do just that, making every radio station's forecasts almost identical: "Partly cloudy today, some clouds tonight and considerable cloudiness tomorrow."
What the heck am I supposed to do with that info?
Then there's Canada: "a mix of sun and cloud." Now, there's a forecast that has to be 100% correct at least 12 hours every day!
- Please, people, read those formal and official weather predictions from your government officials and carefully understand what they mean to your listener in the next few hours.
- Put the written forecast away and tell me in your own words - as few words as possible - what I need to do about what the meteorologists are saying is going to happen out there.
- Unless there's a major weather emergency, brief and clear is better. I can boot up my computer and get to weather.com before the meteorologist gets it out.
One sign that you're doing weather correctly: it should take about six seconds versus the 30 or more the average personality (and, I do mean "average" in the worst possible way) takes to do it.