Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Heat Wave? Not So Bad, So Far

While 87 degrees for a high temperature is pretty warm or even kind of hot, and humidity at 75 percent or so is uncomfortable, Day 2 of the predicted three-day heat wave (Monday got up to 90 degrees or so) was actually very tolerable and not as bad as the media repeatedly and loudly haled it would be.
The amount of coverage did seem to turn from extensive to excessive, although the advice to get out and stay out of the heat, if possible, and to stay hydrated was good. But it seemed like in too many circumstances that certain news operations would not let the 87-degree high temperature, about five degrees lower than expected, stop them from reporting EVERY single aspect of the weather and its effects, just as they do during the winter when substantial snowfall is predicted, regardless of it actually snowing a lot or being particularly bothersome or not.
Let's see how Wednesday, Day 3 of the heat wave, goes.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Chris B. said...

Kevin,

Blame the media...you hear the weather forecasts and they make you think or should I say expect the worst...this is just an extension of what goes on in the winter with the orgasmic forecasts for snow..

12:48 AM  
Blogger Kevin J. Hosey said...

You're right, Chris, this is exactly like what too much of the media does over the snow and cold during the winter.
These guys and gals get weather wood and THOs over possible extreme weather and seem to have to justify this by their overdone, unnecessary coverage. Of course, a less gullible public would help, too.

10:57 PM  

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