I love serving the people of East Tennessee. So what I’m about to say, I say out of love. And for some of you, tough love. A teachable moment.
Regarding the SNOW next week…
My answer: we’ll see. By mid next week, if you live in Knoxville and the Valley, the horseshoe effect comes to mind. Would NOT surprise me if we got A WHOLE LOT of RAIN, followed by a little bit of ICE, and ends with a touch of SNOW. In the end, no big deal.
Sadly, it’s the sign of the times. Every winter, a well-intended blogger, a weather enthusiast or weather outlet, will put out a piece of red meat. It’s not wars and rumors of wars, it’s snowflakes and rumors of snowflakes. They’ll dangle the idea of SNOW, regardless whether or not it’s based in fact...almost like click-bait.
Usually the hype starts 1 to 2 weeks out. I call it “wish-casting,” not forecasting. And usually has origins on the run of one computer model.
Fortunately, for you, this is not my first rodeo.
“I heard this…”
“Oh yeah, well, I heard we’re getting this…” And so it grows on social media.
Instead they leave it to me, and others like me in the meteorological field, to clean up the mess.
If the emotional roller coaster of thinking you’re gonna get blasted with lots of snow continues to let you down, then perhaps you shouldn’t listen to them as a weather source in the first place. Just saying.
The pressure to produce the hyped weather event is on the source you heard it from.
I assure you, I’m not asleep at the weather wheel.
They call me Captain Accurate, not Captain Trendy.
Calling it the way I see it,
Captain Accurate Weather