Thursday, January 18, 2007
ASTOUNDING METEOROLOGICAL ACCURACY - WELL DONE THE BBC!
I was sitting in the office this morning having spent exactly 2 hours and 30 minutes driving in in a blizzard, looking out at a foot of snow. I went onto BBC Scotland to see how long the bad weather was likely to last to see if I was going to make it in time to pick up the kids at 3pm. I keyed 'Bishopbriggs' into the location box. It told me that at 9am it had been 5 degrees and pouring with rain and that it was currently 11am and still raining though now 6 degrees! There was a fullblown blizzard out the window, it had been unrelenting since 6am, and it was 1 degree, not 6. Getting the forecast wrong for weather conditions two days later, though pathetic, is forgivable but getting it wrong when it is actually happening and they can see it outside the BBC studio window in the centre of Glasgow if they could be bothered to lift their heads and stare out is just plain laziness. Why do we put up with such sloppiness?