Happy Monday, the first day of Spring, morning!
Forgive me for harping on the Trib weather grid once again, but today’s weather graphic is just as ridiculous as the previous snark-worthy one:
- Monday, partly sunny … no radioactive sun in the sky. I’ll let that slide.
- Tuesday, snow! FIVE GIANT SNOWFLAKES and a sky that has been grayed a bit in color. Interesting, Trib.
- Wednesday and Thursday, mostly cloudy with flurries. So we’ve got the flurries, which today are small snowflakes, in a CLOUDLESS BLUE SKY! But on Friday “mostly cloudy” is worthy of one and a half clouds.
God, Trib. I’ve about had it with this graphic. It’s useless if it doesn’t really correlate to the actual weather you are predicting.
Take a lesson from the PG:
However, I gotta ask what I have long wondered. What is the difference between partly sunny and mostly cloudy? Does Stephen Cropper often find himself saying on air,
Stephen: “Folks our forecast has been updated a bit since the five o’clock news. You’ll see that we’ve changed Friday’s forecast from mostly cloudy to ….. [suspenseful pause] ….. partly sunny! Back to you Sally!”
Sally: “Thanks for the update, Steve! I’m sure our viewing audience appreciates the heads up and will plan to dress accordingly.”
Or is he sometimes brushing his teeth in the morning looking in the mirror with a look of deep concentration and his wife says, “Stevie, what’s wrong?” and Steve says, “I’m just really wrestling with whether to call Friday a partly sunny or mostly cloudy day. My job is so damn hard.”