MPR News reporter Tim Posts video acknowledging his mistake on snow prediction for the latest storm allows me the opportunity to provide a, perhaps, unpopular observation: The weather forecasters, whom we delight in mocking, have been remarkably good this season at predicting storms. I can’t recall a single “miss.”
A few years ago , NewsCut had the Golden Snowball challenge, in which we had a contest to judge what meteorologist was consistently the most accurate when it came to forecasting snowfall amounts. We learned who that was at the time, and also learned a valuable lesson that we carry with us to this day: A lot of weatherpeople have remarkably thin skins, almost as thin as bloggers. We haven’t bothered with the contest since.