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.
WHEN THE HELL WILL IT START SNOWING?
Some big stories over the next 24-48 hours: Election Day, the latest on the stimulus, legislative action on a Wisconsin stimulus package.
And then there’s that snowstorm. Remember, it’s still February.
Ever notice that TV weather people get their allotted 3-4 minutes and by golly, they’re going to use it and fill it up with a lot of useless, trivial junk.
Who cares! Would you please just get to the point and give me the cotton pickin’ forecast!!!!
Let’s face it, we’re going to get slammed. This won’t be a dusting, and when they (the weather gurus) prognosticate (If you’re reading, Greg Kowalski, that means, “predict”) a bad forecast, they’re normally correct.
But it will take them forever to get to the most coveted details, to the point that the sportscaster who’s next in line on the news is ready with his hook because “isobar breath” is still yakking away.
The sources I’ve checked indicate that as of this posting, the answer is between 6:00 and 7:00 Tuesday night. Snow will continue for at least 24 hours into early Wednesday night and accumulate anywhere from 4-8 inches.
That’s another of my favorite points about TV weather people. With their gazillion computers, maps, graphs, and radar screens, they still manage to land themselves a promotion after they’re inaccurate 60% of the time.
At any rate, in literally seconds you have now been given information it will take Sally and Mark and Vince and John paragraphs or numerous minutes to tell you.
I could be wrong, but then again, they probably are, too.
THE FOLLOWING IS A SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN BROUGHT TO YOU COURTESY OF THE FINE FOLKS AND YOUR FRIENDS AT THIS JUST IN....