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Weathermen and other dirty rotten liers
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RedTails    Posted 08-30-2004 at 15:03:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have had rain pretty much all summer. Its been a bear trying to make hay. Well last weekend the geniuses at the national weather service said there was not even a hint of rain for a good week. Sure enough, last night it rained. Not just a drizzle, we are talking buckets. Well I had a bad feeling yesterday looking up at the sky so I didnt cut. But folks all around us have hay down. For most people its a late second cutting because they had a hard time getting first cutting in. They were counting on that one. Third cutting is not even a hope now.

Boy, I sure would like to have one of these weatherman jobs. I wish I could be wrong over 50% of teh time and not lose my job. And whats with this percent chance of rain thing. I mean if they say 30% chance it nearly always rains. If they say 50% it NEVER doesnt rain. And anything past 2-3 days , forget it I can tell better by looking at Old Grandad's bunions and seeing if they are swollen. Now I know they don't make the weather , they just "predict" it, but come on folks get it right once on a while or give us something we can really use to make a farming decision on. Uff-da.



KatG    Posted 08-30-2004 at 18:39:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
An article in our local paper said to be a weatherman you had to be a complusive liar and have no conscience..Sums it up...My husbabnd sits and listens to the weather most every night and gives them a cussing afterward..Know exactly what you mean...KatG


Fern(Mi)    Posted 08-30-2004 at 17:45:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I been calling them, in part, weather guesser imposters for cleaner elements spoken in mixed company conversation. I get/got the so called percentages. 30% means from 3/8ís to .30 inches of rain. I have liked the three four day forecasts of clear weather, to cut and be it raining before I get off the tractor.
I swear by all that is holey, I can get three different weather forecasts, on three networks, on three channels, and one of them is right all the time the whole lot of them taking turns. This conspired? I hit three satellite views of the earth, Doppler radar from a couple sources, and hit the predictions closer analyzing the clouds whirling paths and varied geographical pressures put upon our continent and fair reasonably well. AND, then thereís my aching bones. He more my joints ache the lower the barometric numbers. Worst part, advance notice is a few hours, sometimes prompting me to rake rather than wait to bale it immediately after. Been pattern of every dry bale put up this year. Cold as whole summerís been, longest drying time had been three days.
I agree there is no hope for a third cut. Finished my second cutting alfalfa three days late. Now taking second cutting grass. This is the first and only time and year I have ever seen this or done this in my near seventh decade years. And it will take some kind of miracle to even get a Sudan grass cutting?
If somebody rights it down this could be a year talked abut a lot longer than remembered. Hereís hoping somebody does just that. I think Iíll save a copy of this for my grandchildren.
And, if it sounds like bragging, so be it, we once got four whole days in one row we were dry this summer.
Fernan


bill b va    Posted 08-30-2004 at 16:05:46       [Reply]  [No Email]

you should include politicians , lawyers and burocrats in that statement also .


Jet9N    Posted 08-30-2004 at 18:54:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've been saying for years that weather men must
be poiltical science drop outs. They can lie like
he!!, but not quite good enough to be politicians.

JMHO

Jet


Dieselrider    Posted 08-30-2004 at 16:44:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd like to have a job where you can only do your job every third or so time and get paid millions. Baseball players.


Grove r    Posted 08-30-2004 at 15:41:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hilsne, RedTails, I echo your sentiments.... sounds like you live next door.....I have resigned myself to doing what they do in the old country....just let the weather do what it is going to do......adjo....R.E.L.


toolman    Posted 08-30-2004 at 15:14:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
guy across the road from me has a bunch of big round bales settin there been pouring rain on them for a week, still had hay down too, finally started balin today ,had to still be wet, started pourin rain again , hes still at it over there guess he firures he has to get it off the field, thats the first cut no seconds here.30%chance of rain only means it,s like to rain 3 out of the next 10 days, they really fry me when they predict something in the winter and we get caught with a bad storm or something , watch them that night and they go right out without even mentioning their mistake, least they could apoligize couldn,t they haha.love to hate the weatherman.lol


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