Monday, December 29, 2014

Weather Forecasts

I decided that weather forecasters needed an interpreter, so here I am.

20% chance of snow. This essentially means either it will snow in 20% of places, or everywhere 20% of the time.

Flurries: This means that it is possible but not probable that a few snow flakes will drift down.

A bit of snow: This is a British understatement for: "YOU GONNA GET BURIED!

Snow at times: This is an attempt to show that they really know what is coming, but don't.

Occasional snow: Usually, this means "Look out, the sky may fall."

Snow: Snow without a qualifying preface, means You need to find your snow shovel before it gets buried.

Clear and cold: This is the interval between snow storms.

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