Last night as we began our news I came on to talk about the weather ahead. Before I did I paused to apologize for what was a busted forecast. Our webguy, Jeff Bailey, posted the apology to our blog. Someone else picked it up and put it on Youtube. A TV insider website, FTVLive, splashed it across their front page.
Rarity…. Weatherman Takes Blame for Bad Forecast
Here’s a switch! Weatherman says he was wrong and sorry for bad forecast…
Apology lead the news. We have the video….
Talk about breathless prose! I didn’t cure cancer. I just told people how badly I felt for a forecast that went wrong and adversely affect their day.
This afternoon the editor of the New Haven Register asked me to write something for their front page. It will be in the paper in the morning.
At home Helaine and I have talked about this a lot. Should I have said anything? Most forecasters said nothing or tried to spin their way out. Maybe they’re the smart ones?
“Everyone was wrong.” I’ve heard that a lot. The problem is I don’t want to be an interchangeable forecaster. I’d like people to think I have something extra to offer.
Hopefully viewers will see this for what it is. When they give me their trust I take it seriously. That’s the bottom line.