Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Earth to everybody.
This is November.
This is going on late November.
This is going on late November in
We’re not talking
So some inclement weather that pops up quickly is more or less expected, right?
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel web site, that bastion of everything that is absolutely correct in the world is forecasting sloppy weather for Thanksgiving. The headline on a story written by Mike Johnson (and BTW, Mike, what did you ever do to draw the short straw to be given the assignment of writing a story about supposedly bad weather that isn’t all that bad in the first place?) reads:
Wintry mix likely for Thanksgiving travelers
At first glance, that sounds and reads like WOW, batten down the hatches, go to the grocery store and buy lots of Wonder Bread.
Wintry mix to those pedestrians among us sounds like snow, sleet, rain, ice, the kitchen sink. But in the middle of Mike Johnson’s story, we read the following:
“For Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin, (Chris) Kuhlman, (a meteorologist with the National Weather Service) said there's a chance of rain or snow starting Wednesday morning, but it will change to rain across the region in the afternoon as temperatures warm. During the day Wednesday, a high of around 40 is expected. As the temperature falls, it will be a rain-snow mix for southern
In other words, nothing, fellow hearty Wisconsinites, nothing to worry about. But we’ll over-hype the weather anyway, so much so that Grandma will be frightened to death to come out of her house, not to mention attempt to bake anything.
Shame on the local weather people. It’s bad enough being Grinch. Now we’re killing Thanksgiving, too.