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thatguy2 January 31st, 2019 3:30am

If 9 of 10 weathermen say it’s likely to rain tomorrow, will you believe it’s likely to rain tomorrow and prepare accordingly?

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presrvd Phoenix
01/31/19 12:43 pm

Out of curiosity, how does one ‘prepare’ for a rainy day? I mean, I don’t own a single coat or umbrella, so what else would there be?

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
01/31/19 12:48 pm

Taking bus/car instead of a bike, if that’s something you would normally do.

presrvd Phoenix
01/31/19 1:00 pm

Ah, I see. My knees are shot, so it isn’t something normal for me, but point taken. With over 300 sunny days a year, rain isn’t really something I think about much...

suppressedID Happy Year of Tiger
01/31/19 7:46 am

It’s not like they have satellites, empirical evidence, and mathematical models to help them make that prediction.

Wait...oh. πŸ₯΄

kscott516 Masks fail
01/31/19 7:17 am

Predicting rain tomorrow versus predicting global catastrophe in 12 years. Epic FAIL!

Talren Solidarity Forever
01/31/19 8:47 am

True; predicting the overall climate years from now is much easier.

kscott516 Masks fail
01/31/19 12:33 pm

Is there a race for the most stupid comments on SOH? Seems many of you lefties are trying to outdo each other.

Talren Solidarity Forever
01/31/19 1:00 pm

Weather is sporadic and unpredictable. Climate by contrast behaves in predictable patterns and trends. This isn’t hard.

kscott516 Masks fail
01/31/19 1:02 pm

That’s odd considering how wildly inaccurate the climate models have been.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
01/31/19 7:16 am

It’s rain. I look out the window. If it’s raining, I grab my raincoat. If not, no.

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
01/31/19 7:34 am

It’s never started raining after you left the house?

RussianThunder Russia and USA
01/31/19 7:40 am

If the clouds look dark, I might shove my raincoat in my backpack but I have packed a coat and an umbrella, only to have it do nothing.

HBNY this space for rent
01/31/19 6:29 am

Of course.
Similar to how most climatologists and meteorologists believe in anthropogenic climate change.

01/31/19 5:09 am

No, for some reason the weather forecasters in California are almost always wrong in terms of when rain will or will not happen. I can look at the sky and make a better prediction.

Wert A picture of my junk
01/30/19 9:06 pm

Sure. Now, change that to movie critics and...

theNobamist Silicon Valley
01/30/19 9:05 pm

You wouldn't call the 10th "rainest"? 😜

rons Thanks America
01/30/19 8:58 pm

Only if it’s in Az. They are pretty accurate with weather predictions.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
01/30/19 9:06 pm

Must be an easy job, like in So or Central CA.
"Warm today, with periods of hot. Dry."

Ebola007 Florida
01/30/19 8:42 pm

No. Weathermen are notoriously inaccurate and the weather is famously unpredictable.

liddleTrump trump is liddle
01/30/19 9:07 pm

The poll reads “9 out of 10 weathermen”. Only an idiot wouldn’t be prepared.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
01/30/19 9:08 pm

I've had arguments with my step-daughter. She'll insist it won't rain because the weather app doesn't say rain for the day.

But putting your hand outside... πŸ’¦ πŸ’¦πŸ’¦

EarlyBird Portland
01/30/19 8:38 pm

I feel like this is a trap.
My answer is “yes”. I would prepare.

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
01/30/19 8:53 pm

Some users believe it’s no more reasonable to put your faith into the 9 weathermen than it is to trust the one outlier. Just curious how widespread this kind of thinking this.

TheSpookyGhost paleoconservative
01/30/19 10:28 pm

I mean, if that one weatherman has the best track record of all of them, I would trust him.