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    Anyone find it ironic how the local meteorologists tell everyone to take shelter in a storm yet show their pics they send in to their station when they don't take shelter?

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    It's all about the $$$$

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    Yeah, because a picture of someone holding hailstones just rakes in the bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outhunder View Post
    Anyone find it ironic how the local meteorologists tell everyone to take shelter in a storm yet show their pics they send in to their station when they don't take shelter?
    Anyone find it ironic how the cops tell us to take shelter during a shooting yet the police department shows pics of them out there in the middle of it all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by king183 View Post
    Anyone find it ironic how the cops tell us to take shelter during a shooting yet the police department shows pics of them out there in the middle of it all?
    Are you serious? Let me help you out. For example.............Emily Sutton tells the average Joe to stay indoors and seek shelter. At the same time she tells the average Joe to send in pics. Yesterday, a guy takes video of a tornado while standing on his porch. What does she do? She puts it on TV. Cops are trained to be in the middle of it. Storm chasers are trained to be in the middle of it. What is it that you don't understand?

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    Channel 5 always cautions to take a pic or a vid only if it safe to do so.

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    Oklahomans prairie dog it anyway when the sirens go off, might as well take a pic.

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    40 to 50 years ago if the sirens went off everyone went outside to see if they could see it. lol

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    NWC sometimes DOESN'T sound an alert during the night, knowing that people will groggily get out of bed and walk outside, only to get smacked by a piece of flying debris. Unless it's really serious they'd rather people stay tucked safely in bed, surrounded by walls, blankets & pillows.

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    The next time I hear that I need to download their App for alerts I'm going to go crazy!!!!!!!!! They have to mention this at least 4-5 times during their broadcast. I'm talking about all the Stations too

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    Kind of sexist of these stations that they never allow the female meteorologists to manage the big storms in the studio. Hell, they had Sutton-Z driving halfway to Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck5815 View Post
    Kind of sexist of these stations that they never allow the female meteorologists to manage the big storms in the studio. Hell, they had Sutton-Z driving halfway to Kansas.
    what??

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloudDeckMedia View Post
    NWC sometimes DOESN'T sound an alert during the night, knowing that people will groggily get out of bed and walk outside, only to get smacked by a piece of flying debris. Unless it's really serious they'd rather people stay tucked safely in bed, surrounded by walls, blankets & pillows.
    Do you have a source for this? Are you meaning the NWS - Nation Weather Service? NWS issues warnings based on the data available at the time of an event, regardless of time of day.

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    It seems to me that David Payne has tried to be more calm than his behavior a few years ago. If you notice, while broadcasting during a storm, his hands now stay in his pockets (or at least one of them does) and he places his arms across his chest as he speaks. I think he's trying to show a more calm 'in the midst of the storm' posture. Maybe.....

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    "NWS: A PDS Tornado Watch is in effect until 10PM for much of SW and central OK. Very large hail and tornadoes are possible. Please stay alert!!"

    Man... you just can't trust these meteorologists who are overhyping for the TV ratings. Shame on you, National Weather Service. </sarcasm>

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    When they say a violent tornado is irritating. To me, they are all violent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck5815 View Post
    Kind of sexist of these stations that they never allow the female meteorologists to manage the big storms in the studio. Hell, they had Sutton-Z driving halfway to Kansas.
    Nothing like inserting identity politics for the feeling of moral superiority.

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    Local TV Mets are like politicians... if their lips are moving they are lying.

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    I'm getting a bit tired of the local weather guys. When bad weather is happening at the moment I need to see a map with pertinent information and your best predictions not live streaming weather porn from your storm chasers. Broadcasting click bait during a weather emergency is beyond reckless.
    Don't hassle me, I'm local.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    I'm getting a bit tired of the local weather guys. When bad weather is happening at the moment I need to see a map with pertinent information and your best predictions not live streaming weather porn from your storm chasers. Broadcasting click bait during a weather emergency is beyond reckless.
    If people weren't watching weather porn, they would be watching "reality tv" so it's clear who their target demographic is

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    And everyone who does not like these "lying" local mets and who doesn't like watching "weather porn" has the freedom of choice to turn the channel or turn off their televisions... but it's apparently more satisfying to hop onto message boards and social media to whine about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Of Sound Mind View Post
    And everyone who does not like these "lying" local mets and who doesn't like watching "weather porn" has the freedom of choice to turn the channel or turn off their televisions... but it's apparently more satisfying to hop onto message boards and social media to whine about it.
    irony noun
    iro·​ny | \ ˈī-rə-nē also ˈī(-ə)r-nē \
    plural ironies
    Definition of irony
    1a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning
    b : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony
    c : an ironic expression or utterance
    2a(1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result
    (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity
    b : incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
    — called also dramatic irony, tragic irony

    3 : a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other's false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning
    — called also Socratic irony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Of Sound Mind View Post
    And everyone who does not like these "lying" local mets and who doesn't like watching "weather porn" has the freedom of choice to turn the channel or turn off their televisions... but it's apparently more satisfying to hop onto message boards and social media to whine about it.
    Oh quit your whining about the whiners and stick to the subject ~ local meteorologists and how they fail us with their nonsense.
    Don't hassle me, I'm local.

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    Not so much about the local meteorologists but weather coverage in general. I’m on board with the local meteorologists going way overboard. But the local station mobile apps are the complete opposite. If I’m out and have to rely on the app of any of the local stations I might as well not bother. If there actually was a tornado I’d be blown away by the time they showed it. Come on this is 2019!

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    All you have to do is get the Weather Channel app (or another one that does radar well, Intellicast used to have the best radar in their app, until they got bought by IBM/Weather Channel), and just keep track of the radar. Or, if at home or without a smartphone, watch channel 9 muted, they usually have radar up almost all the time. Not that hard to look at the radar and figure out if a tornado is coming and if it's moving your way.

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