Sunday, January 05, 2014
Missing A Forecast
It's halftime of the ASU game. The game has been a nice diversion from missing the forecast today. Simply put, we thought there would be more snow on the backside of the rain. Sometimes we forecast and God laughs. It's part of the business, but it does not make it feel any better.
Yesterday, I felt confident in our forecast. Our team was going on the low end of the all of the sources you guys can use for a forecast. Over the past 48 hours, the data continued showing less and less snow. You can scroll through the blog and look at our forecast, but we did not even get the low end of a "dusting" in most spots.
Now, I know some of you got snow. I understand that, but there are some more populated areas that missed most of the snow.
I have thick skin. I try not to take things personal, but my biggest critic is myself. It's hard to ignore my own mind. As with any forecast, I reflect back on what went right and what went wrong. I'm not sure if there is anything we could have done differently. We simply missed it.
I've had an email that called me a loser, a bread man that cussed me on Facebook, and a duck hunter that vented to me on Twitter. Most of that, I laughed at...
If the forecast truly messed up your plans or left you with too much milk or bread, I apologize. We will do better in the future. I promise.
Have a great evening, it's time to watch the second half of the football game. Let's Go Red Wolves!
PS- I am glad the kids are not gaining another June School Day.